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There are several ways you can be involved with Wellington Summer Shakespeare:


Currently no vacant position. Please come back later in the year or check The Big Idea for any upcoming positions.


Summer Shakespeare 2019

Performers are invited to audition for roles in the Wellington Summer Shakespeare production of Hamlet to be staged in the Botanical Gardens in February 2019.

Please note: This audition process is for general auditions ie all other characters in the play – the role of Hamlet has already been cast.

Hamlet is being played by Stevie Hancox-Monk with a mixed gender cast. This will be a contemporary, ensemble-based production directed by David O’Donnell, award-winning director, author, lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington and the first person to direct a Summer Shakespeare in the Botanical Gardens in 1990.
Hamlet has never before been performed by Wellington Summer Shakespeare, now in its 36th year. Summer Shakespeare is an excellent opportunity to build your performance skills and to spend summer with a tight-knit ensemble for a a spectacular outdoor production.

The opportunity is unpaid.
For more information on Wellington Summer Shakespeare please see our website:

The following audition slots are available:
Sat 13th Oct 10am – 1pm
Sat 13th Oct 2pm -5pm
Sun 14th Oct 10am – 1pm
Sun 14th Oct 2pm – 5pm

The above slots are group auditions with 10-15 other auditionees and will be approximately three hours. You will be required to perform a monologue in front of the group. Please prepare a 2-3 minute monologue from the play Hamlet for the audition. Any monologue is acceptable (even one from the character of Hamlet). You may also be asked to sight read a scene with another actor.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing you can move freely in. This production is open to actors playing across or against the gender they identify as.
Callbacks will be arranged with the participants individually if required.

Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturdays from the 3rd November. Christmas/New Year break: 23 December 2018 – 6 January 2019.
Season dates: Friday 15 February – Saturday 2 March 2019.
To book an audition slot please send your acting CV, including a headshot, and contact details to Sam Tippet:


Currently no vacant positions. Please come back later in the year or check The Big Idea for any upcoming positions.

Volunteers – Front of House

We couldn’t stage such a big production without the help of our amazing volunteers. If you would like to be involved in our next production, then please contact Sally Thorburn at


We are extremely grateful for our generous donors, whose contributions – big or small – make all the difference when it comes to producing a show like ours.  If you would like to support us in a financial way, please fill out this form and we’ll email back with our bank account details. (Be sure to check your spam folder if the email doesn’t reach you).

Your contribution will go directly to support the current production The Comedy of Errors.