Saturday's show has been transferred to the wet weather venue. See below for info.

Please see below for notice about Friday's cancelled show and refund/attending other show options.

Saturday 23rd February:

Hey everyone, the weather for Saturday is meant to rain later tonight we’ve decide to be safe and go to our wet weather venue.

This will take place at Memorial Theatre, Student Union Building, main campus Victoria University.

Entry point is from the student union front doors in Beaglehole courtyard. We will station Front of House around Vic Uni courtyard to help guide you.

Entry point is on Level 4. The Memorial Theatre is on Level 2 down two levels there is a lift and toilets.

We’ve attached information below about arriving at Memorial Theatre. Unfortunately no alcohol is allowed in the memorial theatre.
We will also put this information on our Facebook.

A message regarding the cancellation of Hamlet on Friday 22nd February.

Kia ora from the Summer Shakespeare team. While the weather at The Dell was fine to perform in, we had underestimated how slippery the The Dell stage surface would be.
We tried our hardest tonight to ensure that it would be safe to be perform on but ultimately the call was made to cancel the performance. Hamlet is an incredibly physical play and the risk of hurting our performers on the stage was too great.
This has been a big learning experience for all of us and will inform our weather calls in the future.

We’re very sorry for the inconvenience to those who attended tonight’s performance. To anyone affected, you are welcome to attend any other performance of Hamlet – Summer Shakespeare and will be admitted free of charge. This can be done through showing your Friday night ticket to FOH.

If you are unable to make another performance, please contact Eventfinda to arrange a refund.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope for a safe, less stormy weekend.

Celebrating over 35 years of live performance!

Welcome to the home of Summer Shakespeare Wellington and the Summer Shakespeare Trust. We have announced our 2019 season, Hamlet directed by David O’Donnell and starring Stevie Hancox-Monk.

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.