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Dates and times

All Sessions 7:30 pm start

Season runs from Saturday 18 January to Saturday 15 February 2020

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The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre


Adult $25.00
Senior (65+) $20.00
Student $20.00
Child (under 15 years) $10.00
Friends of The PumpHouse $20.00
Group 6+ $22.00

Additional fees

Each booking attracts a Booking Fee of $5.00 per booking and a Card Processing Fee of 2.5 percent

Avoid booking fees by joining Friends of The PumpHouse

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As the summer evenings settle, enjoy traditional presentations of two of Shakespeare’s finest plays performed outdoors in The PumpHouse Amphitheatre.

As You Like It

Book for As You Like It

As You Like It follows our heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court by masquerading as a young man and heading for the leafy forest of Arden.

Accompanied by her cousin Celia and the witty jester Touchstone, the group encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveler Jacques and Orlando, another banished youth who is infatuated with Rosalind! Disguised Rosalind sets about to woo her love, without revealing her true identity.

Directed by James Bell


Book for Macbeth

Macbeth, a highly respected war hero and much loved amongst his noble friends, strikes a bargain with the devil when the seed planted by a prophecy throws his mortality into the spotlight and inflames his ambition.

Spurred on by his calculating and determined wife, he embarks on a campaign of brutality beginning with the murder of the Scottish King whose throne he seizes, to his best friend Banquo, to the wife and young son of his fellow Thane, Macduff.

As his friends and loyal subjects abandon him, wracked with increasing paranoia and guilt and goaded by the witches, he and his wife are consumed by his heart-breaking choices.

Directed by Cath Boniface

Now in our 24th season, Shoreside Theatre’s Auckland Shakespeare in the Park is presented by a company of professional and community actors, production crew, enthusiasts and supporters with the aspiration to stage real Shakespeare.  As always, both plays feature fabulous costumes and passionate performances.

About The PumpHouse Amphitheatre.

The PumpHouse Amphitheatre is tucked in behind the French Rendez-vous Cafe building next to The PumpHouse main theatre. Access is via the courtyard stairs adjacent to the main theatre. Wheelchair access to the amphitheatre is via a path on the park side of the complex.

Tickets to performances in the amphitheatre are general admission i.e seating is ‘first come first served’.  The amphitheatre has tiered wooden bench seating. Seats do not have back support. If you require a seat with back support please advise the ushers when you arrive at the venue. They will do their best to provide a chair for you in the back row. Similarly, if you have any other special requirements, e.g mobility access assistance, please see one of the ushers when you arrive.

Audience members often bring cushions to sit on for greater comfort and blankets in case the evening cools down towards the end to the show. If the mozzies are biting this summer, it might a good idea to have repellent on hand.

Sorry, BYO alcohol isn’t permitted under our Liquor Licence but the French Rendez-vous Cafe Satellite Bar will be open and the usual sausage sizzle will crank into action at interval.

In the event of persistent bad weather a performance may take place inside the main theatre.  If the weather looks changeable, bring a raincoat and something waterproof to sit on. If there’s a passing shower, the performance may go ahead outdoors as planned. If a performance is cancelled, tickets may be transferred to another date in the season without incurring a transfer fee.


Presented By

Shoreside Theatre is a North Shore institution. You’ll be treated to sumptuous costumes, creative production design and passionate performances by a talented troop of local actors.

We endeavour to put on creative, fresh and exciting theatre with a community-based cast and crew.

Originally established in 1976 as Milford Playhouse Incorporated, our commitment to producing high quality community theatre has never faltered. Our aim is to bring audiences into the action, whether it be our season of Shakespeare in the Park, the annual Agatha Christie whodunit or our One Act Plays.