“Highly entertaining” Sunday Age
“This is the perfect summer family fare! Joyous and achingly funny.” The Herald
Experience the best Melbourne has to offer! Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, unpack your picnic or have gourmet food delivered to you as you settle in to watch the sunset and the fun begin. The jewel in the Shakespeare comedy crown is set to take you on a riotous ride through the interwoven world of Lovers, Fairies and Fools. See the gardens lit up at night, glowing and sparkling beyond your wildest imaginings while you reel with laughter as you witness the comedy that is “A Midsummer Nights Dream”.
Pictures feature 2014 Summer Company
WHEN:21 December 2017 to 3 March 2018
WHERE: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne – Southern Cross Lawn
Enter Observatory Gate, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra
RUNNING TIME: approx. 2.5 hours inc. 20 min intermission.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?: Pack a picnic full of goodies that you like to eat and drink, a rug or chair to sit on. Chairs are available to hire for $5.
HOT FOOD: You can order hot food online when you book or at the on-site box office and have an Italian Feast delivered to your picnic rug!
Tickets are also sold on-site at the box office from 1 hour prior to the performance start time (subject to availability).
Cast and Crew
Director: Glenn Elston
Music: Paul Norton
Choreographer: Sue-Ellen Shook
Experience Summer and “Shakespeare under the Stars” with one of our Gold Class Premium Packages
On arrival be shown to your Gold Class Premium Reserved seating and take in the delights of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. Relax in a low rise chair on a picnic blanket under the stars, have our wonderful staff take your food order while you sip on pre-show complimentary sparkling wine.
Sunday to Thursday
|Sunday to Thursday||Early Bird
Friday and Saturday
|Friday and Saturday||Valentines Day|
|Children (2 years to 15 years)||$25||$25||$25||$25||$70|
2 Adults and 2 Child
Gold Class Premium
|$75||$75||$75||$75||$210 Per Couple|
How to get to the show
Public transport is advised as parking can sometimes be difficult to find or be a long walk from the gardens.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Southern Cross Lawn – enter via the Observatory Gate on Birdwood Avenue, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance.
Driving: Free and metered 2, 3 and 4-hour parking is available on surrounding streets.
Public transport: Take the train to Flinders Street Station. Then take a tram to the Domain Road Interchange. Walk towards the Shrine of Remembrance and on the other side of it you will see Birdwood Avenue and the Observatory Gate. The performance area is immediately on your left after entering. Visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for more infomation.
Early Bird Tickets
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