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Shakespeare In the Garden

NOTE: Tonight’s performance (Thursday) will take place from 6:30-8:30pm. 

Delight in an outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where rom-com antics meet supernatural magic. Follow four couples through the human and fairy realms where true love is tested by Puck’s mischievous ploys.

Picnics are permitted at Brookside Gardens at performance evenings only.  Food will not be available for purchase onsite at this performance.


Frequently Asked Questions

Cost of the Performance
This event is free. Registration is not required.

Performance Location

Where to Park

  • Parking is limited and available at the Main Entrance 1800 Glenallan Avenue
  • Conservatory Entrance 1500 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD.
  • NO parking allowed along Glenallan Avenue.

Arriving on foot or bike

  • Pedestrians can use either the entrance at:
    • 1800 Glenallan Avenue
    • 1500 Glenallan Avenue
    • 2000 Shorefield Road near the Wheaton Regional Park playground

Public Transportation

Event Seating

  • Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and picnic blankets for seating.
  • Hammocks, tables, beach umbrellas, portable pavilion tents, or pop-up tents are not allowed.

Restrooms will be available inside the Brookside Gardens Visitor Center from 5:30pm – 9:30pm.

Food Options

  • Food will not be available for purchase onsite at this performance.
  • Picnics are permitted at Brookside Gardens at performance evenings only.

No Alcohol or Smoking Permitted

  • Alcohol of any kind is prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited.

American Sign Language (ASL)

  • This event will have an ASL interpreter to accompany the performance from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • The ASL interpreter will be located at the right side of the stage (house right).

Brookside Gardens Accessibility

  • This event is Generally Accessible according to the 2010 ADA Standards and Guidelines.
  • Accessible parking spaces are in the 1800 Glenallan Avenue and 1500 Glenallan Avenue parking lots.
  • 1800 Glennallen Avenue parking lot is Fully Accessible, and has 11 accessible parking spaces,
  • The performance will take place in the Gude Garden.
  • There is a short distance between the 1800 Glenallan Avenue parking lot, and the Gude Garden.
  • The Gude Garden is a large grassy area with a moderate downward slope to the stage.
  • A paved pathway runs along the top of this hill, approximately 200’ from the stage
  • If you or a member of your party needs additional accommodations, contact our Program Access team:

If you have additional questions