"Conscience is but a word that cowards use, devised at first to keep the strong in awe.” Shakespeare’s Richard III is a chilling story of power and ambition. His ruthless monarch resonates through the ages in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a darkly comic production from Ireland’s Druid theater company and Tony Award–winning director Garry Hynes.

“You fall into the show as if into the folds of a dark dream.”
– Irish Times
“A coherent symphony of crafted perfection.”
– Sunday Times (U.K.)

Make a Night of it!


Pre-Performance Talk

John Jay College Lecture Hall

FREE for Ticket Holders

Sunday, November 10

1:45 pm

Join us for a pre-performance talk with Garry Hynes and Robert Marx on Sunday, November 10 at 1:45 pm in the John Jay College Lecture Hall


524 W. 59th Street


  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Captioning with English subtitles
    Captioning with English subtitles
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices
  • Audio description
    Audio description

Live audio description, designed for guests who are blind or have low vision to fully experience visual elements of the production, is available for Richard III on Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 pm and Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 pm. To reserve receivers, contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.  

Captioning available for the performance on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 pm. Guests can access captioning from any seat in the house. To reserve caption devices, contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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Richard III

Directed by Garry Hynes
Produced by Druid

U.S. production premiere

November 7–23, 2019 Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

*Preview performances on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 pm and Friday, November 8 at 7:00 pm

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DruidShakespeare: Richard III
Directed by Garry Hynes
Produced by Druid
Starring Aaron Monaghan as Richard III
Francis O’Connor, set and costume design
James F. Ingalls, lighting design
Gregory Clarke, sound design
Conor Linehan, music
David Bolger, movement and fight choreography
Doreen McKenna, co-costume design

Performance Details

Make a Night of it!

Pre-Performance Talk

Sunday, November 10

1:45 pm

Richard III is made possible in part with the support of Culture Ireland.

Richard III is made possible in part by endowment support from the American Express Cultural Preservation Fund.


This production was originally produced in association with Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

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