Shakespeare in the Garden 2020: As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Garden

Photo by Brian Koehl

We’re delighted to announce that for the fourth consecutive summer you and your friends will be able to enjoy Shakespeare in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’ Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands Garden’s amphitheater. Shakespeare in the Garden has offered memorable productions of The Tempest in 2017 and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2018, and Romeo and Juliet in 2019. In 2020, the forest of Arden comes to life in As You Like It. Performances run July 31 to August 16.

Presented by Santa Fe Classic Theater, and directed by Patrick Briggs, this masterpiece will be staged in association with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden and The Shakespeare Guild.

Performance Schedule

Performances run July 31 to August 16. More details on performance dates and times to be announced. 

All ticketing information and pricing will be announced in 2020. For general ticketing questions and performance information, please call Santa Fe Classic Theater, (646) 413-3218. See our Helpful Information & Policies section below for additional information.

Bring Your Own Picnic

Prior to the performance, you’re invited to bring a picnic to enjoy amid the beauty of the Orchard Garden at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Neither glass containers nor pets (except registered service dogs) are allowed in the Botanical Garden. Gates will open for picnicking at 5:30pm. Food and drink, except water, are not permitted in the amphitheater. Please “leave no trace,” and pack your own trash out.

Helpful Information & Policies

Ticketing: Tickets to this event are processed through Brown Paper Tickets. If you have an issue, please contact contact Brown Paper Ticket at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets to Shakespeare in the Garden are non-refundable.

  • NOTE: The ticketing system uses Paypal as its credit card processing company. You DO NOT need a Paypal account in order to purchase tickets. It is misleading, but by clicking “Pay with Paypal” at the bottom of the ticket-selection screen, you will be given two options on the following screen: to log in with Paypal (use only if you have a Paypal account), and to enter a credit or debit card (use if you do not have a Paypal account). You will be led through several payment screens. Please click through all of the steps to return to the ticket screen, where you will be given a confirmation number.

Box Office: The Box Office is located at the welcome kiosk at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and opens one hour prior to performance time. If you are having trouble purchasing tickets, please contact Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. For performance information call Santa Fe Classic Theater, (646) 413-3218.

Seating Arrangement: The Ojos y Manos Amphitheater has approximately 164 seats, with 30 seats designated as a Premium (A) seating. Seating within the A and B sections are reserved.

Weather Policy and Instructions: Please check and Facebook for weather updates. The performances will hold for rain. However, if inclement weather requires cancellation of the performance, there are no refunds. If cancellation of a performance is required, the box office will attempt to accommodate attendees at another Romeo & Juliet performance of their choice. We cannot guarantee that all requests can be fulfilled. Rescheduling ticket requests should send an email to with the ticket purchasers name and dates preferred.

Wheelchair Accessibility: The Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s main pathways are ADA compliant and wheelchair access is available. Ushers will assist with directions and any accommodations. Please note that wheelchairs are not provided at our venue. Limited handicapped parking near the Visitors’ Center is available at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden on a first-come, first-served basis.

Food & Drink: To ensure that the Botanical Garden does not attract pests that could harm our plantings, only water may be taken into the amphitheater. Please, no glass. Picnicking in the Botanical Garden is open each night before the performance, beginning at 5:30pm.

Courtesies: Please remember to turn off all cell phones and other electronic devices prior to the performance.

Photography: No flash photography is permitted during the performance.

Outdoor Theater Dress: Wear what makes you feel comfortable. June evenings can start off warm, but can become cooler after sunset. Be prepared for cooler weather.

Late Arrival: Latecomers will be seated by the ushers at intermission. No seating is allowed while actors are performing on stage.

Dry Garden

Photo by Brian Koehl.