A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne

  • 02 Mar -
    30 Mar

    02 Mar -
    30 Mar

    Sydney Opera House

    Single tickets are now on sale

+8 more locations in NSW+8 more locations in NSW

Puck, Act 3, Scene 2

Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem.

Duration: 120 minutes plus interval
Recommended age: 12+

A Midsummer Night's Dream Production Patron
Katie Page, CEO, Harvey Norman

Love is in the air in Athens – and it’s contagious. Besides the royal wedding, which is just days away, there are young lovers dreaming of enchanted futures together. Hermia and Lysander are besotted with one another, while Helena adores Demetrius. The only snag is that Demetrius loves Hermia – and he’s got Hermia’s father on his side. So nobody is happy. (Shakespeare wasn’t kidding when he said the course of true love never did run smooth.)

Determined to be together, Hermia and Lysander meet in a moonlit forest, with plans to elope. Following hot on their heels is Demetrius, who in turn is pursued by a lovelorn Helena. But the young lovers are not alone in the forest. Nick Bottom and his hapless bunch of tradies have gathered to rehearse a play to be performed at the royal wedding. And, hidden from human eyes, a mischievous sprinkling of fairies are also in the forest that night. The three worlds collide in an explosion of comic confusion that throws the future of all the lovers into jeopardy.

This pared-back production is quick as a shadow. Fast, funny and family-friendly, this is A Midsummer Night’s Dream reimagined.

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Single tickets now available. Tickets also available as part of a 2024 season package.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • 02 Mar -
    30 Mar

    02 Mar -
    30 Mar

    Sydney Opera House

    Single tickets are now on sale

  • 02 Apr

    02 Apr

    The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre, Sutherland

  • 04 Apr -
    05 Apr

    04 Apr -
    05 Apr

    Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith

  • 30 May

    30 May

    Orange Civic Theatre

  • 01 Jun

    01 Jun

    Capitol Theatre Tamworth

  • 04 Jun

    04 Jun

    The Art House, Wyong

  • 18 Jun

    18 Jun

    Wagga Wagga Civic Centre

  • 20 Jun

    20 Jun

    Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

  • 23 Jun

    23 Jun

    Goulburn Performing Arts Centre

Season package ticket prices

Adult Premium: $93
Adult A-reserve: $75
Concession Premium: $77
Concession A-reserve: $64
Under 18/Under 35* Premium: $42
Under 18/Under35* A-reserve: $37

Single ticket prices

Adult Premium: $110
Adult A-reserve: $88
Concession Premium: $90
Concession A-reserve: $75
Under 18/Under 35* Premium: $45
Under 18/Under35* A-reserve: $40
Previews: $45

* Under 35s ticket prices are available for Tuesday - Thursday performances only. Under 18s prices are available for all performances.

School performances

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • 12 Mar -
    27 Mar

    12 Mar -
    27 Mar

    Sydney Opera House

  • 30 May

    30 May

    Orange Civic Theatre

    On sale soon

  • 05 Apr

    05 Apr

    Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith

We strongly advise all teachers to ensure their students are familiar with the play's plot and discuss content, prior to viewing the performance.

Melbourne

Please note that due to upcoming refurbishment works happening at Arts Centre Melbourne and the resulting noise, it is not possible to present 11am school matinee performances during 2023. An allocation of tickets will be available to school groups during our regular performance schedule. Please email our Learning team to enquire about booking a school group into general public performances (best availability on Tuesday and Wednesday performances).

2024 Season

2024 Season package

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  • Save up to 15% on ticket prices
  • Priority seating and flexible ticket options
  • Additional ticket discounts for family and friends
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Accessibility

It’s important to us that Shakespeare’s work is accessible to all Australians, regardless of their physical abilities.
We’re pleased to offer a range of services and facilities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
For a list of captioned and audio described performances, please contact our box office on 1300 305 730.
Call us via the National Relay Service — ask for Bell Shakespeare or 1300 305 730.

Audio

Audio described performances and tactile tours, hearing enhancement and headsets.

Auslan

Auslan interpreted and captioned performances

Access & special seating

Our venues provide wheelchair access and guide dogs are welcome.

Companion Cards

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