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Shakespeare in the Park Presents: Henry IV, Part 1

August 26-28, 2021 | Memorial Park (225 Karlskoga Ave)

Park Opens at 6P | Pre-Performance Entertainment at 6:45P | Performance Begins at 7P

Everyone knows a few lines of Shakespeare. Everyone’s seen a play or two. Experience another of the world’s greatest playwright’s works in the newly renovated Memorial Park Bandshell. Shakespeare in the Park is a high-quality annual theater event presented free of charge to the public by the Wheaton Park District and Wheaton College’s Arena Theater.

This year they will be performing Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1” (See Synopsis & Plot Overview).

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Shakespeare in the Park performances are produced through cooperative efforts by Wheaton College Arena Theater and Wheaton Park District.

We are thankful for our partnership with the Wheaton College Area Theater over the years and excited to see what they have in store for 2021.

For more about Arena Theater and other arts events at Wheaton College, visit https://wheaton.edu/arts.



Admission is free–donations are welcomed!


Concessions will be available and will include:

  • Hot Dogs
  • Popcorn
  • Ice Cream
  • Soda
  • Bottled Water

Picnic baskets will be allowed. Alcohol will not be available or permitted in the park.

Concession proceeds will benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum.

Donate Support for DuPage County Historical Museum

Limited seating is available. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

Directions & Parking

Please visit memorialparkwheaton.com to view directions and parking information.


Performances will happen rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather. Any delays or cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on the Wheaton Park District Facebook page, and RainoutLine.




2013: As You Like It
2014: Love’s Labour’s Lost
2015: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2016: Twelfth Night
2017: Much Ado About Nothing
2018: The Tempest

2021: Henry IV, Part 1



For more information on sponsorship and vending opportunities please contact Amy Seklecki at aseklecki@wheatonparks.org or 630-510-4989.

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