A New York Times Critic’s Pick, Drunk Shakespeare brings Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk HIstory’ to the stage. Join five professional New York actors, one of whom has had at least 5 shots of whiskey, as they attempt to perform a major a Shakespearean play. Unabashedly hilarious, each and every show is full of it’s own drunken shenanigans!
Why Watch Drunk Shakespeare
A comic turn of events, watch as 4 actors try their best to keep the script on point as they act out a Shakespearean play alongside one, very drunk, cast member. Don’t miss your chance to get in on this brilliantly funny theatrical experience. And don’t worry - it won’t just be the actors who are having fun. Drinks and snacks will be available for audience members throughout the show’s entirety.
Set in a hidden library with over fifteen thousand books, join the ‘Drunk Shakespeare Society’ - a troupe of five professional actors - as they come together to perform one of history’s most well-known plays. A handful of shots later, let the good times roll! As the four sober actors try to keep the story on course, mayhem is sure unravel. Get ready to laugh, drink, and have a down right good time at this show!
Comedy | Adult humor | Date night
“It offers considerably more fun than many Shakespeare productions, worth experiencing not to watch an actor get drunk, but to watch a cast juggle so many balls so adroitly.”
– The New York Times
“The buzzy performance is a mix of faithful deliveries of the Bard’s powerful lines and contemporary pop culture references. The result is a show that successfully makes a rich, heavy play accessible, while retaining the air — and language — of the originally version.”
– The Huffington Post
Know Before You Go
Audience under 21 will not be permitted inside the theater.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.
Extremely funny, never stopped laughing.
Very easy to deal with - would have given higher score but most people I know aren't theater goers.
Excellent combination of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and improv. This was such a great time !!
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