• Ballard Commons Park (map)
  • 5701 22nd Avenue Northwest
  • Seattle, WA, 98107
  • United States
Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

Theater For Young Children, sponsored by Arts in the Parks, Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation. 

Families are encouraged to bring blankets, a picnic lunch/dinner, and sit and enjoy 45 min. of theater in the park.  All shows are FREE, with a suggested $5/person donation.

This summer’s show is Tales from the African Continent and features stories, games, and songs gathered from many countries and cultures.  Performing the Tanzanian Folk Tale: Two Ways to Count to Ten and from West Africa: Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears. Interactive storytelling allows children of all ages to participate by singing along to songs by famous Smithsonian Folkways artist, Ella Jenkins and join on stage to play the Liberian children’s game Who is in the Garden.

Theater for Young Children is an outreach division of Sweet Pea Cottage Enterprises and part of the North Seattle Arts Initiative. For more information about programming or initiatives please visit sweetpeacottage.org or contact Cara Anderson-Ahrens at cara@sweetpeacottage.org