Plan Your Trip
"FREE THEATRE IN THE PARKS" Planning
Getting to the Venue
Check the directions link/address for each venue on the schedule. All the information we have will be available on the website in the weeks before performances begin. We expect that many of our audience members live or work near one of our Philadelphia venues. We encourage you to walk, bike or take mass transit if you can. Philadelphia City also has metered and garage parking for those of you who plan to drive into the city. All of our suburban venues have either free lot parking or street parking around the venue!
Seating is not provided at the parks and venues we perform. Please bring blankets and beach chairs with low backs. Those with Lawn chairs and high-backed chairs are asked to be considerate and set up in areas a little farther back. We want you to get as close as you can to the performance area but please stay on the other side of the ‘footlights’ and watch small children around electrical equipment and hot lights.
We encourage bringing a picnic to enjoy before or during the performance. Please be considerate of the rules and regulations of each community. Many do not allow alcoholic beverages or beverages in glass containers. And always take out what you bring in. Help keep our public places clean!
Weather and Other Outdoor Considerations
Rain, rain, go away…
The safety of our company and our audience is paramount. If weather is wet or threatening, we may not be able to perform outside. Many of our locations will either have an indoor location provided for such occasions or may have a rain date on the schedule. Please check our website or voicemail on the day of the performance if weather conditions are iffy. We attempt to make a final call by 5pm on show days.
Unfortunately, if we are caught out in the rain or a thunderstorm, the performance will be halted. A short soaking rain or lightening that continues will cancel the performance. The final call will be made by CCTC’s Production Manager and the venue leader. We encourage you to come to another parks performance later in the run if we are not able to continue.
I can’t hear you!
While we do have some enhanced sound, we do not provide hearing aids or other personal hearing devices. Our actors are professionals and there are some microphones placed near the performance area and speakers place out and around the audience seating area. While we can’t turn the sound up, we do invite you to tune in and ‘actively’ listen! It is worth the effort!
Stop bugging me!
Mosquitoes, ants, and other insects may not like theater but they do like people…and food. Please take precautions.
I can’t find my purse – and where did the kids go!
We want you to enjoy the experience of outdoor theatre but please be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your personal property and younger children.