Shakespeare in the Arboretum celebrates 25 years of delighting summer audiences!

Since 1994, the New London-based Flock Theatre has presented "Shakespeare in the Arboretum" during July and August. People, picnics and blankets cover the amphitheater's grassy slopes and the Arboretum pond makes a perfect backdrop for enjoying these marvelous productions.

During the summer of 2016, Flock Theatre performed two shows in the Arboretum:

Edward III

Additional dates just added: September 2, 3 and 4 [past dates: June 23-26, June 30 and July 1]

The Taming of the Shrew

July 21-24 and July 28-31

All shows begin at 7 p.m.

Flock Theater performers

Derron Wood '86, principal director of Flock Theatre, has directed "Macbeth," "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Tempest," "Oedipus Rex," "Romeo & Juliet" and "Agamemnon," among others.

For more information call: 860-443-3119 or visit:

Past performances include: 

Summer 2015 Twelfth Night and Titus Andronicus

Summer 2014 Cymbeline 

Summer 2013 As You Like It and Oedipus Rex

Summer 2012 A Midsummer Night's Dream

Summer 2011 King Lear and A Comedy of Errors

Summer 2010 Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest