Show & Park Policies

Park Atmosphere

Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, nestled in the eastern portion of Samuell-Grand Park next to the Tennison golf course, provides a wonderful park setting that can accommodate blankets, sand chairs & lawn chairs. Minutes from downtown and right around the corner from the Dallas Arboretum, guests are encouraged to come early, spend time with friends & family and enjoy a festive experience in the park. Guests are encouraged to bring coolers, picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Better yet, chairs can be rented and food purchased onsite from our concessionaires.

The Samuell Grand Park address is:

1500 Tenison Parkway
Dallas, TX 75223 

Addison Circle Park is our newest addition and features more intimate lawn seating surrounded by beautiful fountains and architectural features. Lawn chairs are also available for rent at this location and food may be purchased onsite from our concessionaires.

The Addison Circle Park address is:

4970 Addison Circle
Addison, TX 75001  

Alcohol
Adults 21 and over are welcome to bring beer & wine to the park. However, no hard liquor is permitted.

Food
Patrons are more than welcome to bring outside food into the park; however, concessionaires are also available on site for your convenience.

Seating
Seating at Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre and Addison Circle Park are tiered according to the size of the back of the chair used for seating and divided into sections.

In all lawn areas, including the Members Only section, guests are expected to honor the following arrangement: blankets closest to the front, sand chairs in the middle, high back chairs in the back. (A sand chair is a short lawn chair with a back that is 16 inches or less. A high back chair is a chair with a back that is 16 inches or higher.)

The middle section of the lawn is reserved specifically for Shakespeare Dallas members. Only members are allowed to sit in that area. Not a member? Join today.

General admission seating is located on either side of the lawn.

Special groups are provided with reserved seating either in the Sherry W. Shannon Pavilion or in the general admission section of the lawn. Pavilion seating is available only at our Samuell Grand location. Group Sales are available for groups of 10 or more. Click here for reservation form.

All guests are encouraged strongly to be considerate of those around them by looking to make sure a fellow audience member’s view is not blocked by a high-back chair. For audience comfort and convenience, Shakespeare Dallas offers sand chairs for rent at $5 each or 2 for $8.

Access
Shakespeare Dallas strives to give the community accessible cultural arts by offering a flexible, scaled fee structure.

On Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday nights the admission fee is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students. Tuesday & Wednesday nights there is a $10 donation requested.

Children under 12 are always free.

Shakespeare Dallas Members always enjoy unlimited free admission to Shakespeare in the Park, along with special seating and early entry. Not a member yet? Join Today.

Group sales for 10 or more are also available. Click here for more information.

In conjunction with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Parks and Recreation Department, Shakespeare Dallas will offer a limited number of free tickets to events at Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre to be distributed at local City of Dallas Recreation Centers.

Summer Season Entrance Times

6:45 p.m. Members Only
7:00 p.m. Groups, Special Guests, Advance Ticket Holders
7:30 p.m. General admission tickets go on sale at the park
8:15 p.m. Show begins 

Fall Season Entrance Times
6:45 p.m. Members Only
7:00 p.m. Groups, Special Guests, Advance Ticket Holders
7:30 p.m. General admission tickets go on sale at the park
8:00 p.m. Show begins

Parking
Both Samuell-Grand and Addison Circle Park feature several parking areas near and around the theatre. Attended parking lot areas are $5 per car. There is no charge to park on the street. Shakespeare Dallas members at the Associate level and above receive a complimentary parking pass for use in the attended lot. Annual passes are also available for purchase for $15.

Weather Policy
While it is usually breezy and cooler at the Park, weather conditions in North Texas can change rapidly. No performance will be cancelled due to weather prior to show time. The decision to delay or cancel a performance is made at 8 p.m. nightly. Our Facebook page also has the most up-to-date information on prior cancellations.

Refund Policy
Shakespeare Dallas generally does not issue refunds except for the double- or over-charging of goods and services. In the event of a weather-related cancellation of a show, rain checks are issued so that our patrons may have every opportunity to see another performance. Refunds may only be issued for show cancellations during the last weekend of performances.  

Handicap Accessibility
Samuell-Grand Amphitheater is wheelchair-accessible. In addition, the amphitheatre houses a special section of permanent seats to accommodate visitors who may have difficulty with lawn seating.

Pet Policy
For the safety and comfort of all visitors, pets are not allowed in the park. Only service animals assisting visually impaired or disabled guests will be admitted.

Recording Devices and Cell Phones
Please feel free to bring recording devices to the Samuell-Grand Amphitheater or Addison Circle Park to document your enjoyable experience with Shakespeare Dallas. Once the performance has begun, please discontinue the use of any recording devices. Taking photographs poses a risk to the actors. Using digital cameras or video recorders violates union rules for the reproduction of a performance. Please turn off cell phones and pagers during the performance to prevent technical difficulties and interference during the performance.

Safety Notice
We value your patronage and safety. While Shakespeare Dallas maintains high safety standards, it is important to advise you that there is some risk associated with our amphitheatre seating relating to extreme weather conditions, lighting towers and other elements of a park environment. By entering the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, our guests assume all risks associated with the production and staging of live outdoor theater and agree to release Shakespeare Dallas, staff, event sponsors and all agents thereof from any and all liabilities associated with this production. If there are any questions please feel free to speak to a representative from our producing staff.

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