A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sanctuary Lakes
Ticket event

Shakespeare’s magical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is coming to Palmerston this May. 

The open-air performances by the Essential Theatre will be set against the picturesque backdrop of Sanctuary Lakes.

Experience a truly unique relaxing evening with family or friends, enjoying a picnic and being entertained by captivating actors.

Whether you’re new to theatre productions or a regular audience member we guarantee you a night to remember. 


$30 per adult
$15 per child (16 and under)

Book here

Event details

Two performances: Friday 3 May and Saturday 4 May 2019

Gates open at 5.30pm, with the show starting at 6.30pm. 

Remember to pack a picnic, a blanket, rug or beanbag (no seating supplied).

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The tale

The cast of eight professional actors will take you on a spell binding ride, as Sanctuary Lakes transforms into the magical land of Athens.

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites play and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their bumbling mates presenting a play within a play.

Leading mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most wondrous comedy.

Directed by Mark Wilson
Designed by Laura Hawkins