Thanks for joining us

The cast, crew, and board would like to thank all our wonderful audiences for joining us at The Basement Theatre, Te Whaea for the 2020 season of Summer Shakespeare.

We had a wonderful time putting A Midsummer Nights Dream on for you this year and we look forward to the next production and the next opportunity to show off Shakespeare for the Wellington Community.

Be sure to check out our past productions page for photos from A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Stayed tuned for updates of whats to come.

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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.