Extended to 28 March 2021
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Southern Cross Lawn
Past Show

“Beautiful and Wickedly Entertaining”

The Age


Our flagship production, A Midsummer Night's Dream under the stars is a dazzling spectacle sure to delight audiences of all ages!

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”.

When the feuding king and queen of the fairies cross paths with a quartet of runaway lovers and a group of tradesmen come amateur actors attempting to rehearse a play, one night in the enchanted forest becomes one wild ride! As the fairies magically meddle in the lives of the mortals, love triangles and transformations begin to occur with hilarious consequences!

A Reserve Package

On arrival at the venue, you’ll be given a souvenir programme (subject to availability) and shown to your own Premium Reserved seating area with personalised low rise chair under the stars. Once you’re settled, head to the bar pre-show to pick up your complimentary red, white, or sparkling wine to enjoy during the performance. During the interval, or whenever you please, you can head to the kiosk to collect your complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

A Reserve Ticketholders
A Reserve seats are set up prior to doors opening. If you have separate bookings that you would like to be seated together, please email us at boxoffice@shakespeareaustralia.com.au with your order numbers prior to your performance date.

Show Capacities
Due to COVID density limits, tickets to our performances are limited and may sell out quickly.




PUCK Fletcher O’Leary


MOTH Penelope Gordon

COBWEB Sasha Lippman

MUSTARDSEED Milly Whitlock-Whyte


EGEUS/SNUG Syd Brisbane

HELENA Anna Burgess


HERMIA Madeleine Somers


PETER QUINCE Kevin Hopkins

NICK BOTTOM Richard Piper

Due to scheduling, the cast for our extended season for A Midsummer Night's Dream may vary.

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Extended to 28 March 2021

Thu 11 Mar 8:00 PM
Fri 12 Mar 8:00 PM
Sat 13 Mar 8:00 PM
Sun 14 Mar 7:00 PM
Tue 16 Mar 8:00 PM
Wed 17 Mar 8:00 PM
Thu 18 Mar 8:00 PM
Fri 19 Mar 8:00 PM
Sat 20 Mar 8:00 PM
Wed 24 Mar 8:00 PM
Thu 25 Mar 8:00 PM
Fri 26 Mar 8:00 PM
Sat 27 Mar 8:00 PM
Sun 28 Mar 7:00 PM


Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Southern Cross Lawn

100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3000

Gates open 2 hours prior to the performance start time

Ticket Prices

General Admission - $20 to $59 A Reserve - $40 to $110

Running Time

2 Hours 20 Mins

Download Program

Programs during our 2021 season are being posted as PDFs on our website and may not be available onsite.

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Your safety is very important to us. We have enhanced health and hygiene methods in place, following Victorian and NSW government guidelines and expert public health advice.

Our team is hard at work to ensure we are able to welcome you to our COVID Normal events this summer!


Ticket Exchanges

You can exchange your tickets up to 3 hours prior to the performance time. You can do it online or call our box office team on 03 8676 7511. There is no charge for ticket exchanges.

Please don’t visit if you feel unwell, have experienced any cold or flu like symptoms in the past 14 days, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have returned from overseas.

If the performance or season can not proceed due to COVID, you will be entitled to a refund, exchange to another production or a life time credit note for use any of our future productions.

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