Our family theatre events are picnic-seating style events. Chairs will not be provided, so please plan accordingly!
Guests are welcome to bring along anything that will make their experience more comfortable; this may include picnic rugs, cushions or camping chairs.
Please note that high rise chairs may be positioned further back so as to not obstruct the view of other patrons, especially children.
We strongly recommend packing for all weather conditions; raincoats for wet weather, hats and sunscreen for hotter days etc.
You may also bring any food and beverages you'd like to enjoy as a picnic during the show.
For more information on what to bring or prepare, please visit our Family Theatre FAQs page.
Tram: Routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 (Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance/St Kilda Rd)
Bus: Route 605 (Melbourne Observatory/Birdwood Avenue)
Cycling: There are designated bicycle paths along the Yarra River and Melbourne CBD that lead to the Melbourne Gardens.
Please note that riding of bicycles in the gardens is not permitted. Dedicated bicycle parking is available at Observatory Gate entrance.
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Parking: Street metered parking is available for up to four hours along Birdwood Avenue.
Please note parking is limited depending on nearby events.
Accessible Parking is also available along Birdwood Avenue.
For more info on how to get there, check out the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne site!
For more info on accessible access, please visit Accessibility in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
The performance will be located via the Oak Lawn Gate (Formally known as F Gate), Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. This entrance is located near the National Herbarium.
Please enter the Gardens via the F Gate only and follow the sings to the performance location. Please note that directional signage is limited to this Gate only.
For assistance finding your way around the Garden, CLICK HERE to download the Garden's walking map.
Make sure you follow the signs and if you’re confused reach out to the ASC team, we’re happy to help guide you!
Tickets to all our productions can be purchased online via our ticketing system or Ticketmaster.
You can also call our box office directly on 03 8676 7511 (9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday when shows are on, or 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday during the off-season).
Our on-site box office opens one-hour before the start of every performance. Tickets can be purchased from the box office on site from 1-hour prior to the show, subject to availability.
The box office will be located close to the performance location - near the F Gate.
The ASC would like to make your experience with us as enjoyable as possible.
Accessible Parking is available along Birdwood Ave and outside the F Gate. Please be aware that spaces are limited and cannot be reserved in advance.
Should you have any accessibility requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 8676 7511.
CLICK HERE For more information on Accessibility at the Gardens.
Please note, all performances take place on grass lawn with accessible paved pathways surrounding the performance spaces.
Pets are not allowed at any Shakespeare Australia performance, however registered service animals are always welcome.