If music be the food of love... Play on!

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.

The Australian Shakespeare Company continues its much-heralded tradition of presenting SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS in the ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS VICTORIA, MELBOURNE.


School Bookings - please click here to complete an online booking form. If you have any questions, please contact schools@shakespeareaustralia.com.au or call (03) 86767511


Standard Ticket Price

Tue*, Wed, Thu & Sun


Adult $40
Concession $35
Child (15 years and under) $25
Group Booking (10+) $35

Fri & Sat

Adult $50
Concession $45
Child (15 years and under) $25
Group Booking (10+) $45

*Valentine's Day

All Tickets



Please note, there is a $5.50 transaction fee


20th Dec - 4th March

Dec - Jan: Performances Tue - Sun

Feb - March: Performances Tue - Sat

No performances on public holidays or 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 19th and 21st Feb or 5th March


Performance Start Time: Performances start at 8pm. The on-site box office opens at 6.30pm and guests are invited to arrive at any time between 6.30pm and 8pm.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: call 03 8676 7511 for Melbourne Gift Certificates

SCHOOL GROUPS: For school bookings, please click here to fill in an online booking form. If you have any questions please call 03 8676 7511 or email schools@shakespeareaustralia.com.au

HOT FOOD: You can order hot food online or at the on site box office and have an Italian Feast delivered to your picnic rug! Click here for the menu.

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

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.

WHERE DOES THE PERFORMANCE TAKE PLACE?: Please click here to see a map of the performance location.


Friday, February 03, 2017
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Friday, March 03, 2017
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Casting Call for 2016/2017 Summer

Sep 18 2016
We are having general auditions for different projects during the 2015/2016 Summer Season and beyond. The creative team will be casting our Shakespeare "Under The Stars" and Children productions. Submission Process Please send a email to: casting@shakespeareaustralia.com.au with: Performance CV. Show Reel if a...

Australian Shakespeare Company
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