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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is exactly what it sounds like: an abridged performance of Romeo & Juliet or A Midsummer Night's Dream that takes place in and around our pick-up truck "set" that we drive to your school's parking lot. Performances are followed by an in-class, interactive workshop that helps students connect themes of the play to contemporary issues and the high school experience.

EXPLORE THE EXPERIENCE: Students at Weld Central High were some of the first to pilot our program. Hear their stories and reactions in our News Center feature and watch the video above to see what the day meant to them.

READY TO GET STARTED? Contact the DCPA Education department at education@dcpa.org.

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot | FAQ

  • When is the program available?

  • How many students can participate in the program?

  • How much does Shakespeare in the Parking Lot cost?

  • I'm not a theatre teacher. Can my classes still participate?

  • What are the benefits of the classroom workshop?

  • How much space does the performance take in the parking lot?

  • What should students bring to the performance?

  • What happens if the weather is bad?

  • How did this program start?

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

“DCPA has some fantastic educational programs for children and teens. My daughter Katie has enjoyed being a part of the DCPA for several years. The teachers do a great job of making the students feel like they are a part of something special, and I am pleased to give back to a program that gives so much.” — Michael Roche