AUDITION NOTICE- As You Like It Production 2022

AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Lori Leigh, auditions will be held in October this year!

We invite performers 18+ from all walks of life to audition for the Wellington Summer Shakespeare production of AS YOU LIKE IT, to be staged in the Botanic Gardens February 2022.  We are especially interested in queer and non-binary performers for this contemporary, ensemble-based production.

In line with our kaupapa of enhancing Wellington’s emerging talent, this year we are offering an honorarium for mentoring performance roles, as well as character and ensemble performance opportunities. 


Actor Mentor Role auditions: October 1, 5.30pm – 10pm, October 2 10 am – 5pm

General auditions: October 23 & 24 10am – 5pm

All Actor Mentor Audition applications are due by Thursday, September 30 at 5pm

All General Audition applications are due by Wednesday, October 20 at 5pm

Applications for auditions can be made via filling out our Google form HERE

Contact Jo Marsh at for more information.

Summer Shakespeare 2022 Season Announced!

We are delighted to announce that our Summer Shakespeare Season will be a romantic subversive queer Rom Com AS YOU LIKE IT, Directed by Lori Leigh.

This outdoor event will take place in February at the Botanic Gardens. Auditions will be held throughout October. Audition dates will be announced soon!

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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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.