Dates for 2020

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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

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, 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