Shakespeare Festival St Louis - In the Park

Accessible Services at the Festival

Even with our outdoor setting, the Festival is happy to accommodate all guests in Shakespeare Glen.  If you have a question about any of these services not listed on this page, please send an email to

Access to Shakespeare Glen

Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park has multiple accessible access points that can accommodate all patrons.  Wheelchair accessible entry is available on the bike path from the corner of Government and Fine Arts Drive, as well as the across from the Art Museum via the sidewalk from Fine Arts Drive or the East Circle Drive Parking Lot.  Concessions, gift shop, box office, information, and restrooms are accessible from the bike path encircling the Glen.


Because of the natural amphitheater setting, some areas of Shakespeare Glen may be more difficult to reach than others. Patrons in wheelchairs or using other accessibility equipment are usually able to access most of the Glen, including the Reserved Seating. Wheelchairs may be used throughout the designated chair-seating area.  For specific questions relating to seating access, please email

Accessible Performances

American Sign Language Interpretation

Romeo & Juliet will be American Sign Language interpreted every Thursday night (May 31, June 7, June 14 and June 21). Seating space will be reserved for audience members using this service.  Mainstage ASL interpretation services are sponsored by Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

In addition, Thursday performances of the Green Show mini-play at 7:15PM will be interpreted by student volunteers from the St. Louis Community College American Sign Language & Interpreting Program.

Audio-Described Performance

The Festival is happy to provide an Audio Described performance for low-vision and blind patrons on Friday, June 22.  Audio Description is provided by Mind’s Eye Radio.  Headsets for audio description services will be available at the Gift Shop/Box Office/Information Tent.


Parking is available in the SFSTL-reserved East Circle Drive lot for patrons with disabilities. Simply show your handicap licence plate or hang tag to the attendant to enter. We recommend arriving early for best availability.