Actors Theatre of Columbus

Welcome to the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus.

  • Open: See link below for schedule of events.
  • Location: (Map It) Southside of Schiller Park at 1000 City Park Avenue in the historic German Village in Columbus, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-444-6888
  • Web: http://www.theactorstheatre.org/

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus:  Enjoy open air Shakespearean theater for free Memorial Day through Labor Day. These free performances in the park began more than 20 years ago. It is said that the tradition started when a dog led cofounders Patricia and Gary Ellson there. Once there, they found an unused band shell. Having a love for Shakespeare, the two sought permission to use the stage to offer free shows to the community. Well, as they say, the rest is history. What was started as an amateur group grew into a professional production and has attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators. Enjoy this fascinating tradition.