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Shakespeare on the Plaza

The Vortex Theater and the City of Albuquerque Present Shakespeare on the Plaza.

Shakespeare on the Plaza 2017

Every Thursday - Sunday from June 9 - July 2

Civic Plaza shows starting at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free public theatre program and spend an enchanting evening on Civic Plaza Thursdays - Sundays from June 9 - July 2. The City of Albuquerque and The Vortex Theatre present "Macbeth" and "Comedy of Errors" this summer. Experience classical theatre as it clashes with the urban cityscape of Downtown Albuquerque. Come early and enjoy pre-show entertainment starting at 6 p.m. Grab a bite from a local food truck and a cocktail at this family-friendly event.

Additional information about Shakespeare on the Plaza can also be found here.


All shows will start at 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, June 9 - Comedy of Errors
  • Saturday, June 10 - Macbeth
  • Sunday, June 11 - Comedy of Errors
  • Thursday, June 15 - Macbeth
  • Friday, June 16 - Macbeth
  • Saturday, June 17 - Comedy of Errors
  • Sunday, June 18 - Comedy of Errors
  • Thursday, June 22 - Comedy of Errors
  • Friday, June 23 - Comedy of Errors
  • Saturday, June 24 - No Performances
  • Sunday, June 25 - Comedy of Errors - (ASL Interpreted Performance)
  • Thursday, June 29 - No Performances
  • Friday, June 30 - Comedy of Errors
  • Saturday, July 1 - Comedy of Errors
  • Sunday, July 2 - Comedy of Errors - (ASL Interpreted Performance)

Theatre Accommodations

Come experience pre-show entertainment, theatrical lighting, sound and a fully-costumed play of roughly two hours in length. Because seats are limited, feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy true theatre.

Getting There

Albuquerque Civic Plaza is in the heart of historic Downtown, at 5th Street and Marquette Ave NW between City Hall and the Convention Center.


Paid parking is available in the garage immediately beneath the plaza. Street parking as well as a variety of parking garages are available in the area.(View Map)


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