Children's Programs

Walking Plays

Walk along with theater performers surrounded by nature

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Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed two miles in hiking distance. The Morton Arboretum will feature an American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation performance on October 16 and October 24. There are also several Low Impact Hikes available for guests with lower mobility as well.

Note: The October 2 and October 24 Walking Play performance was cancelled due to the weather. Ticket holders for that evening have been emailed with rebooking instructions. 

2021 Season

The Legacy of Sherwood Forest

There is a disturbance in the forest! Descendants of Robin Hood and his merry band join forces in a swashbuckling, madcap journey. Audiences will witness mayhem, comedy, epic duels, and a new interpretation of the classic tale of bravery, community, and justice.


October: 30, 31
Performances start at 4:00 p.m. and last approximately ninety minutes.


Each month the Arboretum will offer a Low Impact Hike, designed for guests with lower mobility. These hikes cover a shorter distance (around half a mile) at a slower pace and stay near paved paths wherever possible to avoid chipped trails and grassy areas.

This year’s remaining dates are October 2 and 17.

View the Accessibility Guide for more detailed information.

To rebook your tickets for any 2021 performance, please contact with the following information:

  • Order number
  • New requested booking date for any 2021 Walking Plays
  • Phone number and your name in case we need to contact you

We recommend at least 24 hours’ notice to allow us time to update your order and send new tickets. Rebooking is based on availability. If an event date is sold out, we are not able to move your tickets to that date. Sending your request by email helps us process requests in a timely manner.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon at Walking Plays.


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