School Bookings
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and Pygmalion

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Now Playing to March 3 – Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne

The jewel in the Shakespeare comedy crown is set to take you on a riotous ride through the interwoven worlds of Lovers, Fairies and Fools. See the gardens lit up at night, glowing and sparkling beyond your wildest imaginings while you reel with laughter and witness the magic that is “A Midsummer Nights Dream”.

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Twelfth Night

6 to 10 March – Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne

Laughing ourselves silly with: Sir Toby Belch – the man believed to have invented partying, Sir Andrew Aguecheek – dispossessed of any intelligence he is naturally silly, Malvolio – a power hungry puritan who falls from a great moral height when pushed by Sir Toby, Maria – the housemaid who outwits Malvolio and housetrains Sir Toby, Viola – a shipwrecked girl who cross-dresses as a boy to get a job, Olivia – deeply grieving for her brother’s death, she refuses Duke Orsino’s overtures and rebounds by falling in love with the cross-dressed Viola and Orsino – the lovesick Duke pining for Olivia but seems to fancy Viola dressed as a boy and is quick to swap loves when he discovers she is really a girl.

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Pygmalion

21 May to 2 June 2018 – Athenaeum Theatre 2

Professor Higgins bets he can transform the life of a flower girl by helping her learn to speak proper English rather than her cockney dialect. Witness the transformation of Eliza Doolittle. An insanely witty play that has the problem of our “common” English language at its heart. A razor-sharp exploration of social and gender inequality, transformation and the awakening of self-respect that remains relevant over one hundred years since the play’s first performance.

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FAQS

Additional Staff Members:

1 complimentary ticket is provided for every 10 students attending the performance. If additional adults wish to attend, they will require a full price adult ticket.

Is the language appropriate for school groups?

This show has been designed with students in mind and all content is appropriate for school groups. There is nothing ruder than an Andy Griffiths book.

When will I have access to a Teacher’s Kit and Script:

Once you have made your online application, a team member will be in touch within 1 business day and send you an invoice as well as access to the Teacher’s Kit and updated script.

What if our booking numbers change- will we be able to get a refund?:

Unfortunately, refunds cannot be made once final payment is received. However, prior to payment going through, we are able to send updated invoices.

Will we be able to ask questions of the performers and creative team?

You can submit questions to our artistic team via email. (admin@shakespeareaustralia.com.au). As our team has a very busy schedule, we are not able to always get your questions answered.

What happens if it rains?

Generally, performances go ahead in light to moderate rain. Performances are only cancelled if it is unsafe for the performance to proceed, and when school groups are present we do factor this into our decision making and try to push on with the show wherever possible. For school groups, we can arrange an exchange of tickets or a full refund if a show is cancelled.

How to book?

To book your school group in to see a performance simply fill out our online booking form! We will then send you an invoice.

“Shakespeare under the Stars” is an incredible experience for Drama and Theatre Studies students as it is so immersive with the actors constantly interreacting with the audience. Taking them to see how theatre can be produced outside of the traditional theatre setting opens their minds to endless creative possibilities for their own stagecraft exploration. The Australian Shakespeare Company always makes Shakespeare fun and accessible to our students and is always such a great night out.

Melinda Slade - Peninsula Grammer

$25

All Tickets for Students!

*Only available for pre-booked students

Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

PRICE: All student tickets are $25.
1 x complimentary staff ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased.
WHEN:21 December 2017 to 3 March 2018 – Dream
6 to 10 March 2018 – Twelfth Night
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.

Tickets are also sold on-site at the box office from 1 hour prior to the performance start time (subject to availability).

Once completed, an ASC team member will email you an invoice and access to our School’s portal which has an updated script, teacher’s and kit online resources.

Pygmalion

PRICE: All student tickets are $25.
1 x complimentary staff ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased.
WHEN:21 May to 2 June 2018
WHERE: Athenaeum Theatre 2
RUNNING TIME: approx. 2.5 hours inc. 20 min intermission.

Seating is General Admission 

Once completed, an ASC team member will email you an invoice and access to our School’s portal which has an updated script, teacher’s and kit online resources.