“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 Night’s Dream”.
Pictures feature 2017 Summer Company
21 December 2017 to 3 March 2018
8:30pm – Until the 3rd of February
8pm – Performances after the 3rd of February
Check Performance Schedule for more info.
approx. 2.5 hours inc. 20 min intermission.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne – Southern Cross Lawn
Enter Observatory Gate, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra. Click here for more info.
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.
You can order hot food online when you book or at the on-site bar** and have an Italian Feast delivered to your picnic rug! Click here to view our menu!
Tickets are also sold on-site at the box office from 1 hour prior to the performance start time (subject to availability).
**Onsite meal orders must be made 30 mins before the start of the performance (7:30pm)
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||Friday and Saturday
New Years Eve
Children (2 years to 15 years)
|Gold Class Premium
Groups of 10 are eligible for tickets at concession prices. Call us for more info.
Prices subject to change without notice!
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 information.