Shakespeare in the Park 2022

Wellington Summer Shakespeare has been delighting audiences for over 35 years and 2022 will be no exception!

Come and join us at The Dell in the glorious Botanical Gardens as we beguile you with our celebration of The Bard in a fast-paced and fabulous production!
With over 17 performers, music and merriment this years production will be a show not to be missed!

February 11 -26, The Dell in the Botanic Gardens

Tickets on Sale in December!

Thank you for your support

On October 12th 2020 the Summer Shakespeare Wellington Trust Board announced that they would be taking a hiatus from producing their annual production.
If you would like to read more about this check out the latest news story here on our website.

The Summer Shakespeare Trust is thankful for the support shown by the community over the years, and they look forward to bringing a show back in 2022.
Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates about the 2022 show and all other Summer Shakespeare Wellington news.

Best wishes to you, until we meet again on the stage.

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Celebrating over 35 years of live performance!

Welcome to the home of Summer Shakespeare Wellington and the Summer Shakespeare Trust.

Summer Shakespeare has been an annual outdoor theatre event in the capital city since 1983, when students at Victoria University of Wellington presented A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Victoria University Quadrangle.  For over thirty years, Wellington audiences have been treated each year to large-scale, large-cast productions of Shakespeare in a variety of settings including the Dell in the Wellington Botanic Gardens, Civic Square, Te Papa, and in 2018 in Reading Carpark.  Our productions have ranged from some of the most popular to some of the most obscure plays in the Shakespeare canon, approached with diverse concepts and staging, directed and performed by both the country’s newest talents and leading practitioners alike.