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About Drunk Shakespeare

See the booziest Bard shows New York has to offer at Drunk Shakespeare off Broadway. Get Drunk Shakespeare tickets now.

What is Drunk Shakespeare?

At every performance of Drunk Shakespeare, five actors within the The Drunk Shakespeare Society put on one of the famous playwright's works; it changes each night. But this isn't like the Shakespeare you'll see at Shakespeare in the Park or at the Globe. Pre-show, one of the actors takes five shots of whiskey (joined for the first one by an audience member, to prove the liquor's real) and must proceed to play their part. It's up to the other four actors to keep the show going while also following whatever unexpected choices the fifth actor drunkenly makes.

Drunk Shakespeare has been in New York since 2014; at first, the Society only put on Macbeth, but more shows have been added to the rotation. The show has changed venues multiple times since its premiere: It was first at a real bar called Quinn's Bar, then at Times Square's Roy Arias Stages, then at 777 Theatres, where it was playing when the pandemic hit. Since its 2021 reopening, the Gallery at Green Fig, a lounge within the Green Fig restaurant in Midtown, has hosted performances of Drunk Shakespeare in New York.

Certain things about the show have remained the same from venue to venue. Each venue is decorated to look like an old library. Improv, contemporary references, and audience interaction all become part of each show, making even Shakespeare's tragedies into comedies. And most importantly of all, the audience is able to purchase cocktails for themselves and join in the liquor-fueled fun.

How long is Drunk Shakespeare?

Drunk Shakespeare runs 90 minutes with no intermission. Though Shakespeare plays vary in length, all are performed within 90 minutes at Drunk Shakespeare.

Get Drunk Shakespeare tickets in New York now. Ticketholders for Drunk Shakespeare must be 21+.

Photo credit: Aubrey Taylor (Photo by Travis Emery Hackett)

Run time

1hr 30min. No intermission.

Start date

October 5th, 2022

Age

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

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1K+ Reviews

Adam G123

Adam G123

548 Reviews | 1903 Followers
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Clever, Hilarious, Funny

See it if A theatrical experience that was hilarious and a great time. Talented improvers. Will see again.

Don’t see it if You need more of a traditional show. It's Shakespeare but that's not why you see the show.

MichelleJoy

MichelleJoy

216 Reviews | 911 Followers
80
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You want some fun with a dash of Shakespear; better with drinks

Don’t see it if You are totally unfamiliar with Shakespear or want it presented in original form

Janet Bo Banet

Janet Bo Banet

235 Reviews | 232 Followers
89
Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if A fun improv-y night out/ Will see again.

Don’t see it if You don't like improv.

Daniel K

Daniel K

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
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Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if All your friends raved about this. At the very least, you will be entertained.

Don’t see it if Don't like Shakespeare at all or you are a Shakespeare purist

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Drunk Shakespeare cast and creative team

By: The Drunk Shakespeare Society
Director: David Hudson
Producer: Scott Griffin for Meme Juice Productions & CM Lisa Klages
Cast list: Nate Betancourt, Danielle Cohn, Tim Haber, Josh Hyman, David Andrew Laws, Whit Leyenberger, Preston Mulligan, Mariah Parris, Mike Sause, Aubrey Taylor, Khiry Walker

Venue

35 W 39th St, New York, NY, USA, 10018

More information about Drunk Shakespeare

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Show schedule

Day of weekEvening
Monday7:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 PM
Thursday7:00 PM
Friday8:00 PM, 10:00 PM
Saturday5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday7:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Frequently asked questions

What is Drunk Shakespeare about?

The Bard meets booze at Drunk Shakespeare, in which five actors, one of whom is drunk, attempt to perform a Shakespeare play. Even tragedies become comedies as the actors follow the drunk person's whims, and audiences can even join the fun by drinking along. Get tickets to Drunk Shakespeare today.

How long is Drunk Shakespeare?

The running time of Drunk Shakespeare is 1hr 30min. No intermission.

Where is Drunk Shakespeare playing?

Drunk Shakespeare is playing at The Ruby Theatre. The theatre is located in 35 W 39th St, New York, 10018.

How much do tickets cost for Drunk Shakespeare?

Tickets for Drunk Shakespeare start at $38.

What's the age requirement for Drunk Shakespeare?

The recommended age for Drunk Shakespeare is Ages 21+. Photo ID required..

How do you book tickets for Drunk Shakespeare?

Book tickets for Drunk Shakespeare on New York Theatre Guide.

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