Introducing Our New Mobility Assistance Program!

Need help getting from your car to our location in White River State Park?

This year, HART makes it easier for patrons to get from their cars to our production with our new Mobility Assistance Program!

Whether you’re getting dropped off or parking your car in the underground garage, our shuttle service can help you get from Point A to Point B fast and efficiently.  Below is a map of our shuttle stops. Please note that one of our drop-off points, the Indiana State Museum front circular drive LOOKS like it is under construction, but it is actually open.

Mobility Assistance Program

We hope to see you July 30, July 31, and August 1!

“Play on” and Come See HART’s Twelfth Night!

“If music be the food of love, play on”

Join us as we present
Twelfth Night

At White River State Park

Preview performance Thursday July 30th
Performances Friday July 31st & Saturday August 1st
Preshow Band, Food Trucks, Sun King Beer at 6:00 pm
Twelfth Night begins at 8:00 pm

Free lawn chairs are available, or patrons may bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.  Taller lawn chairs sit in the back.  Patrons may bring their own food and drink, or it can be purchased at the venue.

Premium seating is available for purchase via Eventbrite.  Click the link below to purchase seats.

Eventbrite - HART's Shakespeare on the Canal: TWELFTH NIGHT

Updated Dates for Twelfth Night 2015

Save the date for TWELFTH NIGHT
in White River State Park July 30th through August 1st, 2015.
The wonderful Courtney Sale directs
and the fab 2014 design/tech team returns.

HART announces season auditions for TWELFTH NIGHT!

Auditions have been held for the 2015 Twelfth Night performance. For next year’s auditions, please begin preparing a Shakespeare monologue less than two minutes in length.

Here is the UPDATED summer 2015 Twelfth Night schedule

We will go into rehearsal around July 13th.

Rehearsals are typically weekday evenings and weekend days. Rehearsal location is the Butler University gardens.

Tech rehearsals in White River State Park are on Monday, July 27, Tuesday, August 2, Wednesday, July 29. Sat Aug 1 Performance and Load out

Preview performance: Thursday, July 30th

Performances: Friday July 31st, Saturday, August 1st

See You Next Year!


Thank you to all who came out and supported HART’s 2014 production of The Tempest!

A special thank you to the Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF Affiliate; Lilly Endowment; and, the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. In addition, many thanks to all of our individual donors, our corporate supporters and to our foundation supporters for all you are doing to make free Shakespeare in downtown Indy available to audiences every summer!

A Tempest at the Tempest?

We sure hope not! But here is the scoop if we get a storm:

We will do EVERYTHING we can to present our production tonight (Friday) and Saturday at 8pm.

Preshow festivities will begin at 6pm if at all possible.

What would shut us down? Lightning and/or heavy rain.

How will you know what’s going on? Keep up to date with our Facebook and Twitter pages for any changes to the present schedule.image

All You Need to Know About Coming to The Tempest!


“Oh Ferdinand, where should people park when they come and see us in The Tempest?”
“Dear Miranda, I have much to say about parking and logistics! Here’s the scoop:

Parking is available in the White River State Park underground garage located at 801 West Washington. The entrance is right between the Eiteljorg Museum and the Indiana State Museum. This year, pay on your way in for quick, easy exiting after the show.”

“How much does the parking cost, Ferdinand?”
“On Thursday July 31st and Friday Aug 1st, parking is $5.
On Saturday Aug 2nd, parking is $6 because there is an Indians Game at 7pm.
Please note there will be extra traffic that evening, Miranda, from the Indians Game as well as the Indy Eleven home game at 7:30pm.”

“Where will people find us?”
“Once you have parked the car, exit the western pedestrian staircase, stroll west, past the NCAA, and there you’ll find the beautiful amphitheatre with the lovely White River and Old Washington Street Bridge serving as our backdrop.”

“Ferdinand, what if people don’t like sitting on a rock like us?”
“Why, Miranda, free lawn chairs are available! Or people may bring a blanket!
Just remember, taller lawn chairs shall sit in the back rows!”

“Got it, Ferdinand! What is our running time again?”
“Our whole performance is two hours, including intermission, Miranda.”

“What if I am hungry or thirsty?”
“Miranda, no worries! You may bring your own picnic basket and beverages or you may purchase delectable food and drinks from the Indy Food Trucks, Sun King Brewery, Rettig Hill Winery and Satek Winery.”

“That sounds fantastic, Ferdinand! See you at the park!”
“I wouldn’t miss it for the world, Miranda!”

Photo by: Julie Curry
Miranda: Zoe Turner
Ferdinand: Ross Percell