By William Shakespeare

Directed by Kate Carruthers

The Bard at Bloedel: BPA's 4th Annual Summertime Shakespeare performance at The Bloedel Reserve

July 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, and 24
Pay-What-You-Can Preview July 7
All performances at 7:00 p.m.
** Beer and wine will be available for purchase on July 8 & 9, July 15 & 16, and July 23 (See below for details.)

Performances will continue as scheduled in very light rain. In the event of more inclement weather, performances will be canceled at the discretion of the production crew to ensure the safety and comfort of our performers and patrons. While we are unable to provide refunds for weather-related cancellations, ticket holders for any canceled performances will be welcome to join us on another date of their choice.










'Much Ado' opened to rave reviews. See what Michael Moore had to say at Kitsap Sun or click here. Read more from Kim Hastings at AXS or click here.


Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a lover’s trap for the avowed bachelor Benedick and his favorite sparring partner Beatrice. Meanwhile, the evil Don John schemes to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, this wildly hilarious comedic romp turns out to be “much ado about nothing.”

Audience members should be prepared for a breathtakingly-beautiful 5-minute walk between the parking area and meadow. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Patrons may enter the grounds earlier by paying a reduced same-day-only rate of $5.00 valid after 4:30 p.m. Patrons must be on the Will Call list or present their ticket(s) to Bloedel Reserve to take advantage of this offer.

** Picnics will be allowed in the meadow after 6:00 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and outside alcoholic beverages will NOT be permitted on the following show dates: Friday & Saturday, July 8 & 9; Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16; and Saturday, July 23. Note: Outside beverages will be allowed on all remaining dates.

Just over two hours, the production has one intermission. Patrons are advised to bring their own seats, low lawn chairs, or blankets on which to sit. Staff members will assist patrons upon their arrival in the meadow. Seating on blankets will be in front; seating in elevated chairs will be in rear. Space is limited, and seating is first come first served. As there is no ADA parking close to the stage, patrons requiring handicap access can make use of a Shuttle drop off at the stage area. Patrons shall please note that the audience area is a grassy region and that there is no paved access to the meadow.


Ticket Information

  • Adults - $25.00

  • Senior, Youth, Students, Military, Teachers -$20.00

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