Hamlet is Canceled

In light of the circumstances involving COVID-19, we regret to inform you that the highly anticipated productions of Hamlet and Oresteia directed by Robert Icke, scheduled for Tuesday, June 2–Saturday, August 15, 2020, have been canceled this year. We are scheduling the productions to a similar period in 2021.

If you are a ticket holder to this event, please await further communication from Park Avenue Armory regarding refunds and exchanges. If you would like to contact the Box Office directly, please call (212) 933-5812 Monday–Friday, 10:00am–6:00pm, or email solutions@armoryonpark.org. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

“Robert Icke is one of the most important forces in today’s theatre…Every moment of the text rings with significance.”

The Guardian (UK)

“Robert Icke’s production of Hamlet remains extraordinarily,
heartbreakingly beautiful.”

Time Out (London)

Following sold-out runs at London’s Almeida Theatre and in London’s West End, award-winning director Robert Icke brings his acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to Park Avenue Armory, reimagined for the majestic Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Icke’s extraordinary skill at pulling Shakespearean language into the present makes this Hamlet a revelation not to be missed. The Evening Standard describes Icke’s interpretations of classic plays as “unapologetically audacious, yet they have a rigorous logic. Here the tone is conversational rather than declamatory.” With visceral, fast-paced, and powerful staging and the cross-cutting effects of movies and TV, Icke’s Hamlet is vividly brought to the stage by the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning creative team behind the director’s productions of 1984 and Oresteia.

From June through mid-August, the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall will house Robert Icke‘s modern interpretations of William Shakespeare‘s Hamlet and Aeschylus‘s Oresteia, placing these two ambitious works in repertory.

Artist Talk: Hamlet
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 6:00pm
Tickets: $15

This event has been canceled.

North American Premiere
A Park Avenue Armory and Almeida Theatre Production

This Production Had Its World Premiere at The Almeida Theatre in London
Produced by The Almeida Theatre and Produced in the West End by Ambassador Theatre Group and Sonia Friedman Productions

Robert Icke, Director
Hildegard Bechtler, Set & Costume Design


Photo by Lelia Scarfiotti

Hamlet is supported by production sponsor NewYork-Presbyterian.

Return to Arts at the Armory Listing  

June 2–August 15, 2020

All performances of Hamlet have been canceled.

Wade Thompson Drill Hall

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This performance is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes with two intermissions.

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