"Bold, cheeky and courageous!"

Herald Sun

23 Feb - 17 Mar 2024
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Southern Cross Lawn

About the Show

Much Ado About Nothing, draws on pop music, rock imagery, pantomime and sitcom. The result is not so much a play-within-a-play, as a play within a rock concert. Packed full of 90s pop & rock music, this musical production is wonderfully romantic, hilariously funny and truly rocks along!

It is an energetic and well executed romp where the spirit of rock n roll is moulded into one of the bards most entertaining plays.Bold, cheeky, courageous and self-effacing; this battle of the sexes rom-com takes flight in a version unlike any you've seen before!

Enjoy the summer tradition of Shakespeare Under theStars and as the sun goes down, sit back, pop the cork and revel in this feel-good story where everyone lives happily ever after.

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.

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At a glance


23 Feb - 17 Mar 2024

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Running Time

2 Hours, 20 mins

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Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Southern Cross Lawn

100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3000

Venue is open 2 hours before the start of the performance.

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Ticket Prices


School Bookings

Cheap Tuesday

Adult: $55 | Concession $45 | Under 30 $35 | Child $25

Adult $85 | Concession $80 | Child $35

Off-Peak (WED - THUR)

Adult: $60 | Concession $50 | Under 30 $40 | Child $25

Adult $100 | Concession $90 | Child $35

Peak (FRI - SUN)

Adult: $65 | Concession $55 | Under 30 $45 | Child $25

Adult $115 | Concession $105 | Child $35

Price Type


Off Peak


Group of 4


Ticketing FAQs

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Ticket Exchanges

You can exchange your tickets up to 3 hours prior to the performance time.

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What happens if the weather is bad?

If you are unsure of weather conditions, you can check the Bureau of Meteorology radar here.

Usually, performances proceed if there is light, misty drizzle. However, from time to time, it will be necessary to cancel a performance.

If a performance is to be cancelled, patrons will be notified via text message and email and will be able to exchange their tickets for another night, or receive a credit note for future ASC performances.


When a performance is cancelled in advance of the scheduled start time due to adverse weather conditions, where possible and time permitting, we make every effort to inform ticket holders by SMS or phone.

If the Australian Shakespeare Company cancels a performance due to adverse weather conditions, your tickets can be exchanged for another performance during the same production season, or a credit note can be issued for future performances. The ASC does not offer refunds in the event of adverse weather conditions.

To rebook, fill in the Request Date Change form on our website.  Alternatively, you can call 03 8676 7511 (Melbourne) or 02 9011 7704 (Sydney) during business hours Monday to Friday.

For Shakespeare performances (such as Macbeth), all exchanges must be made 3 hours prior to the performance start time.

For Family Theatre (such as Tinkerbell) all exchanges must be made 1 hour prior to the performance start time.

If it is not possible for you to attend another performance during the same production season we can provide a lifetime credit note for the value of your tickets (not including any handling fees).

A credit note or exchange will only be offered if the performance is officially cancelled.

Please note, in the case of one off performances (such as touring shows or music events), we often have other arrangements in place for cancellations such as the performance taking place on an alternate date. Please check the event page for further info.

Why was a show listed as ‘Fully Booked’ but there are now tickets?

The Australian Shakespeare Company has a flexible exchange/credit policy and liaises with third-party ticket sellers.

This means that although ticket allocation for a show may get exhausted, if customers change their performance date, or we consolidate our tickets with a third-party seller, more tickets can appear on sale when previously the show was fully booked.

What does it mean when a performance says “allocation exhausted”?

Allocation exhausted means that there are currently no tickets available for this event.

It is possible for more tickets to be released however there are no guarantees that this will occur.

If you are looking for a single extra ticket, please contact our Box Office on 03 8676 7511.