Shakespeare Festival St Louis - In the Park

Shakespeare in the Streets: Blow, Winds

Based on the Bard’s King Lear


June 15 & 16, 2018 – Performances at 8:30 PM
St. Louis Public Library — Downtown

1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103


FREE — no tickets required!
Read more about Blow, Winds here


Blow, Winds will take place downtown on the steps of St. Louis Public Library (1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103)

Olive Street will be closed between 13th and 14th Street on the south side of the Library starting at 6pm on Friday the 15th.

Seating will extend across Olive Street into the City Park across the street. Patrons may bring their own chairs or blankets to use both in the park and in the street.  Audience members can enter the park and performance space from the sidewalk along 13th and 14th Street.

Photo by J. David Levy

Getting Here


St. Louis Public Library can be accessed from all major highways into St. Louis.  Click here to view directions.

Please be advised if using a GPS system that there are multiple results for Central Library downtown.  Please use the address 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 for most accurate results.


Garage and outdoor self-park options are available throughout downtown.  Metered parking is also available on streets immediately surrounding the Library.

Visit the Downtown St. Louis website for the most accurate list of parking options.  Rates and locations are subject to change without notice – please call the parking location for most up to date information.

Downtown STL Parking Guide:

Parkmobile App: You can avoid using meters and pay directly with your Smartphone using the Parkmobile app!  Download the app from their website:

Public Transportation


10 min. walk – Civic Center Station 
Take the Blue Line to the Civic Center Station.



Several Metrobus routes drop a short distance from The Library.  You can design your route using Metrobus’ Trip Planner below:



Bike racks are located throughout the downtown area.  Please lock your bike at a designated area before taking your seats in the Glen.

Food and Dining

Schlafly Beer, the official beer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, will be available for purchase at the event.  Cash and credit cards are accepted.


Multiple, diverse food truck options will be onsite for Shakespeare in the Streets. Click here to view the complete list of participating trucks!  We’ve got something delicious for everyone.


Shakespeare in the Streets is a FREE production. No tickets are necessary to attend.  A limited number of chairs will be available for use, but you are strongly encouraged to bring your own. A blankets only section will be available on the sidewalk at the front of the seating area.  All other sections of the venue are open for chairs and blankets.

Seating space is limited; we recommend arriving early.

For questions about seating, please email


Bringing a group of 10 or more to Shakespeare in the Streets?  Please send an email to to let us know!


Accessible restrooms will be available on-site.  The Library will NOT be open for restroom use during the performance.

Policies & FAQ


In the event of inclement weather, performances may be delayed up to one hour. Should conditions persist, that evening’s performance may be cancelled as a last resort. Updates will be posted on our social media sites. For up-to-the-minute information, call the Festival’s Rain Hotline (updated hourly between 5:00 and 8:30 p.m. on performance nights) at 314.531.9800 x 7

Lost and Found
Lost and Found will be located at the Information Table.  The Festival is not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings.

In the Streets
Bags will be subject to search.

• All smoking and vaping is prohibited
• Biking is not allowed inside of the performance or park area.  Bike racks are available for public use
• No glass or glass bottles are allowed in the event

• Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.


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