Events in 2019

20 March – 12 April: SGCNZ 24 Regional University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals

29 April: Dance Nimble Soles
Up to 3 minute original choreographic items inspired by Shakespeare, Hannah Playhouse, Wellington – part of DANZ’s NZ Dance Week on International Dance Day – 7.30pm and afternoon performance if response demands

30 May – 3 June: SGCNZ National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival
Public Performances 1 June 9.30am-5.30pm & 2 June 9.00am-5.00pm; 7.00pm-9.30pm, Michael Fowler Centre. Bookings at ticketmaster.co.nz

5 – 24 July: SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company

The 24 students selected from SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production 2018 spend two and a half weeks on this prestigious study and performance tour, at Shakespeare’s Globe and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Public Performance of scenes from Henry V on 18 July at 11:15pm at Shakespeare’s Globe, London. Bookings only via higher.education@shakespearesglobe.com, no later than 48 hours prior to the performance

29 September – 7 October: SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production
46 Acting and Student Directing Students chosen from the Regional and National Festivals, plus the Supreme Winners of SGCNZ Costume Design and SGCNZ/Morrison Music Trust Music Composition Competition for a week long intensive of workshops and rehearsals. This culminates in public performances on Saturday 5 October at Pipitea Marae at 7:30pm, tickets through iTicket plus door sales, and on Sunday 6 October at the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament at 4pm. Tickets for the Parliament performance are only available by emailing sgcnz@sgcnz.org.nz

5 & 7 November: SGCNZ Primarily Playing with ShakespeareTwelfth Night
performed by primary school students on 5 November at Queen Margaret College Hall, Thorndon from 12.30-1.30pm and 7 November at Kelburn Normal School Hall, Kelburn from 12:30-1:30pm. Tickets from Eventbrite and door sales will be available.

24 November: Shakespeare in the Garden

Garage Project, Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ, The Improvisors & Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant join forces to bring you another fundraiser with a difference. Come on down & enjoy a bit of The Bard in The Garden Bar! Tickets will be limited, and are available online here or at the door (limited availability). Online ticket sales end at 12pm on Sunday 24th of November – door sales available on the day from 4pm. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated directly to SGCNZ.

Other performances and seminars are often added at various times – watch this space – they will be included.


Provisional dates for 2020

20 March – 9 April: SGCNZ 24 Regional University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals 

29 April: Dance Nimble Soles
Up to 3 minute original choreographic items inspired by Shakespeare, Hannah Playhouse, Wellington – part of DANZ’s NZ Dance Week on International Dance Day – 7.30pm and afternoon performance if response demands

28 May – 1 June: SGCNZ National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival
Public Performances 30 May 9.30am-5.30pm & 31 May 9.00am-5.00pm; 7.00pm-9.30pm, Michael Fowler Centre – details will be on the website once the 48+ scenes have been selected from the Regional Festivals nationwide. Bookings at ticketmaster.co.nz

3– 22 July: SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company

The 24 students selected from SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production 2019 spend two and a half weeks on this prestigious study and performance tour, at Shakespeare’s Globe and Stratford-Upon-Avon. A public performance of scenes from a Shakespeare play on the stage at Shakespeare’s Globe, London will be confirmed at a later date. Bookings only via higher.education@shakespearesglobe.com, no later than 48 hours prior to the performance

26 September – 4 October: SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production
46 Acting and Student Directing Students chosen from the Regional and National Festivals, plus the Supreme Winners of SGCNZ Costume Design and SGCNZ/Morrison Music Trust Music Composition Competition for a week long intensive of workshops and rehearsals – culminating in public performances in Dunedin on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October

3 & 5 November: SGCNZ Primarily Playing with Shakespeare
performed by primary school students 12.30-1.30pm – details will be posted closer to the time