The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
30°F | Cloudycontact us
Members click here to reserve tickets

shakespeare in the arb 2014
As You Like It
Thursdays–Sundays, June 5-22

General Information

A moveable feast of theater magic! Don’t miss one of the most popular events of the Ann Arbor summer season. This year's production is As You Like It, an audience favorite that features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, “All the world's a stage.” Directed by Kate Mendeloff of the U-M Residential College and performed by U-M students and community players. New this year: Matthaei-Nichols members can reserve tickets in advance and receive a discount on tickets. Reserve your ticket now.

    Performance Dates:
    Four performances per week
    Thursdays through Sundays
  • June 5 - June 8
  • June 12 - June 15
  • June 19 - June 22
Ticket prices:
Members:$15
Students with ID:$10
Adults 19 and over:$20
Seniors 62 and over:$17
Children / youth 5-17:$10
5 and under free

About

  • Shakespeare in the Arb 2014 performance dates are: Thursdays through Sundays, June 5-8; 12-15; & 19-22.
  • Box office is located in the lower level of the Arboretum Visitor Center at the 1610 Washington Hts. entrance
  • Shakespeare in the Arb performers and audience members move through sections of the Arb as the play progresses. Each performance lasts about 2.5 hours.
  • Due to the mobile nature of the performances and the outdoor settings, a limited number of tickets are available for each show.
  • Audience members sit on the ground. We recommend blankets or chairs. Those sitting in chairs will be asked to sit toward the back so as not to obstruct the view.
  • Performances may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Show cancellations occur prior to the box office opening. If bad weather threatens, call ahead (734.647.7600) or visit/follow us on Twitter @MatthaeiNichols for last-minute details.
  • Water is available for purchase at the box office. Insect spray is available for free at the box office.

Tickets & Prices

  • Tickets for Shakespeare in the Arb are sold day of show only and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to assure seating: due to the mobile nature of the performances and the outdoor settings, a limited number of tickets are available for each show.
  • Box office is located in the lower level of the Arboretum Visitor Center at the 1610 Washington Hts. entrance
  • Box Office opens at 5:30 pm for general admission; Matthaei-Nichols Members receive a discount on tickets and may reserve tickets in advance. Not a member? Join and save on Shakespeare tickets and more.
  • Shows start at 6:30. Ticket prices: Matthaei-Nichols members: $15; students with ID: $10; adults 19 and over: $20; seniors 62 and over: $17; children and youth 5-17: $10; 5 and under free.
  • Shakespeare in the Arb Member Benefits

Directions & Parking

Please note: Approximately 1/3 of the parking lot located directly across from the Mary Markley dorm is currently reserved for U-M student orientation use 24/7. This off-limits section is located in the portion of the lot closest to the Arboretum entrance. The section further from the Arboretum is remains a regular U-M blue lot available for public parking after 5pm.
Directions: Nichols Arboretum is located on the University of Michigan central campus near the UM Hospital. Please visit the directions to the Arb page on our website.

Parking: Free parking is available in U-M lots M-28 and M-29 near the 1610 Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb, and paid parking is available in the U-M Hospital P2 structure.


Presented by:


Michigan Web Design by Boxcar Studio