1120 40th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
3706 Kenwood Ave.
Davenport, IA 52807

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We hold our performances at the Don Wooten Stage in Lincoln Park, Rock Island over 9 weeks in June, July, and August. The Wooten Stage is set in the center of the park's oak grove, and holds performances of Ballet Under the Stars, Shakespearean comedy and tragedy, a (translated) Greek tragedy performed traditionally in mask, and a modernized Greek comedy.

Performances are held Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM, making it easy to schedule a weekend trip if you are coming from outside of the Quad Cities. All performances are free of charge, although free-will donations are gratefully accepted. Greek plays typically last 60-75 minutes, while Shakespeare plays often run 2 to 2 1/2 hours.


Parking lots are avalable in Lincoln Park off 11th Avenue and off 41st Street. There is quite a bit of street parking available in Lincoln Park and along 11th Avenue, 39th Street, and 40th Street. There is also a lot available at the tennis courts on 11th Avenue, between 38th and 39th Streets.

Public transportation to Lincoln Park is available on the 10, 30, and 53 bus lines prior to the performances. After the performances, the 53 Late Night bus line runs from Augustana College to downtown Rock Island.

ADA Accessibility

The Don Wooten Stage is fully ADA accessible for wheelchairs, walkers, and service animals. Patrons with mobility issues can be driven to the rear of the theater for drop-off and pick-up, but there is no parking at the rear of the theater.


The Don Wooten Stage is an open air venue, so there is no air conditioning available. We encourage patrons to bring a fan on warm evenings, and you may want to bring a jacket or other light outerwear for cool evenings.

In the event of inclement weather, the performance may be canceled as a last resort. We typically will begin the performance as long as it is not raining at the performance time (7:00 PM). If there is a threat of inclement weather, we try to post updates to our Facebook page.