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Expressions of interest for 2023 Director now open!

Love Shakespeare? Got a new, fresh outlook on the bard? Always wanted to direct a large full scale outdoor production in Wellington? Then apply now!

Applications for Expressions of Interest for the position of Director for the Wellington Summer Shakespeare production in February 2023 are now open. Please apply via our form HERE

For over 35 years Wellington Summer Shakespeare has presented performances of Shakespearean works for the general public and schools  supporting the participation and development of emerging artists and young people in the performing arts. We aim to make the performances as enjoyable and accessible as possible for diverse performers, production crew and audiences. 

Summer Shakespeare is unique in Wellington because it is the only large scale outdoor theatrical production in the region. It is not just a play but an ‘event’ that brings together town and gown, community, student, teacher, professional and amateur – all ages and ethnicities.

As the director of the production you will be leading the artistic and performative vision of the production, as well as working closely with a production team, general manager and the board to execute the production in February 2023.

This is a contracted position. For more information please contact Jo Marsh at

Applications close Monday, May 2, 5:00pm