ShakesBeer in the Garden: The Taming of the Brew | A fundraiser for SGCNZ


This February, Garage Project, Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ, Playshop & Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant join forces once again to bring you a fundraiser with a difference. Come on down & enjoy a bit of The Bard in The Garden Bar!


Join PlayShop as they perform Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before (or again). From the best improvisors at this event, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastrol-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited, an entirely new Shakespeare play created before your very eyes! These talented thespians will interact with all, groundlings to gallows, to ensure a lively and memorable evening. If we be waspish, best beware our sting.


In honour of the event, Garage Project will be treating us to a special charity batch of Ruffneck: an all new beer brewed just for this event. Full proceeds from the first keg will be going directly to SGCNZ, which will be pouring from a pop up bar in the Garden.


Tickets will be limited, and are available via Eventbrite, or at the door (limited availability). All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated directly to SGCNZ – read more about this awesome not-for-profit organisation below!

$20 – Adults

$15 – Concession, Students, Under 25s* (with ID), SGCNZ members

$10 – Children (under 12)*

Children under 5 are free.

* as we’re a licensed venue, those under 18 must be accompanied by at least one of their parents to attend the show.

Booking fees apply.

Eventbrite ticket sales end at 4.30pm on Friday 26th of February. Door Sales will be available at the event, from 4pm. 


4.00PM Doors open

4:30PM Live music (pre-show entertainment)

5PM Show begins (Act I)

5:45PM Interval (30 mins)

6.15PM Show resumes (Act II)

7PM Show ends


Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ) is celebrating its 30th year! Over 122,000 students have participated in its Festivals and 5000+ in their other programmes. On the website, find out about the various events and ways to be involved throughout the year.

SGCNZ is a not-for-profit life skills enhancing organisation through Shakespeare. Developing skills of young people, including collaboration, co-operation, compromise, and at the same time, leadership, self-presentation, self- confidence, self-esteem, time management, project management and performance evaluation are just some of the key skills SGCNZ enhances. SGCNZ relies on $800,000 each year in cash and in-kind to provide its opportunities and activities! Some 5750 participants benefit, and more than 220,000 fill theatres and halls annually to enjoy the performances by our young people from 5 years old to the very mature of all ethnicities and sectors.

This wonderfully lively event is a greatly valued – do join in the fun!