Shake Alive 2016

Auckland Shakespeare in the Park – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Date: 07/02/2017
Category: Theatre Companies – Amateur / Other

Dates and times

Tue, Feb 7 – 7:30pm

Thu, Feb 9 – 7:30pm

Sat, Feb 11 – 7:30pm

Venue: The PumpHouse Amphitheatre, Manurere Ave, Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Ticket Prices: Adult $27, Senior (65+) $22, Child (under 15) $15, Student $21, Friends of The PumpHouse $14

Additional fees: Booking fee of $5 per booking

How to get tickets?

Buy tickets online now from The PumpHouse Theatre box office!


It’s Shoreside Theatre’s 21st continuous season of Auckland Shakespeare in the Park and for these special celebrations the company has chosen two of Shakespeare’s popular comedies, Love’s Labour’s Lost and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The company specialises in presenting Shakespeare’s plays as true to Bard’s original text and era as possible including fabulous Elizabethan costumes.

The plays are performed outdoors during January and February in The PumpHouse Amphitheatre as the summer’s day gives way to dusk and then evening.

Running time for a Shakespeare in the Park play is usually around 2 hours plus interval. (Length of interval is dependent on the size of the audience on any given night but usually between 15-20 mins)

Shoreside Theatre is also offering a great discount if you book a season pass – for both shows.

Book a Season Pass for Both Shows or for each show separately.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directed by James Bell

The festivities of Midsummer’s Eve and Midsummer Day were traditionally occasions when fairies and other sprites made themselves visible to humans – though the quaffing of great amounts of rough cider may have had some bearing on that!

The play has four interwoven plot lines but the unifying thread is the approaching wedding of the Duke of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons. A thoroughly love-tangled quartet get very worked up and there are some rustic comic characters and assorted fairies and woodland sprites.

Shakespeare masterfully combines the resources of the theatre with the realities fantasies and mythologies of everyday life.