Actors Theatre of Columbus

Welcome to the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus.

  • Open: See the link below for the 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: click here

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus:  Enjoy open-air Shakespearean theater free on 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 dog-led co-founders Patricia and Gary Ellson were there. Once there, they found an unused bandshell. 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.