Dates and times
All Shows 7:30 pm start
Season runs from Saturday 22 January to Saturday 19 February 2022. See the calendar below for specific show dates
The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre
Adult - $27.00
Child (Under 12) - Free (*)
Students and Seniors - $22.00
Groups 6+ - $24.00 ea
Friends of The PumpHouse - $22.00
(*)Free tickets for children under 12
Free Children must be accompanied by a paying adult with a maximum of 3 free tickets per booking.
For Health and Safety reasons, everyone in the theatre must hold a ticket - so please book your free tickets when you book the rest of your seats.
Each booking attracts a Booking Fee of $5.00 per booking and a Card Processing Fee of 2.5%
Avoid booking fees by joining Friends of The PumpHouse
How to get tickets
Via the red buttons below
Under current Covid-19 guidelines, to attend a performance at The PumpHouse, you will need to be able to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated.
🚦 To attend a performance at The PumpHouse Theatre you must be able to show your vaccine pass on arrival at the theatre. You will also be encouraged to wear a face mask.
Auckland Shakespeare in the Park 2022
William Shakespeare, The Bard of Avon, a man who needs no introduction. His stories have stood the test of time. But they were never written to be read – they were written to be experienced! And where better to see it than a traditional outdoor amphitheatre in the heart of Takapuna. There are two fabulous plays on offer this summer. As the sun goes down you’ll be treated to sumptuous costumes, creative production design and passionate performances by a talented troop of local actors.
Proudly presented by Shoreside Theatre – this summer we are thrilled to invite you to return to The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre for a special night of Shakespeare.
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Directed by James Bell
Valentine and Proteus, two firm friends from Verona, find their relationship put to the test when they both fall in love with the same woman. When Proteus’s father sends him away from Verona and the woman he loves, he finds himself falling for Valentine’s beloved, Silvia.
Both men forget their friendship and wrangle for her affection, but, after a series of mishaps and mistaken identities, the two couples are reunited and reconciled in marriage.
The Merchant of Venice
Directed by Trevor Sharp
The wheels of this clever and controversial comedy are set in motion when Bassanio, a poor nobleman in Venice, needs money to woo the beautiful heiress Portia.
He asks his friend Antonio for a loan, but Antonio has invested his funds in ships overseas. The moneylender, Shylock, offers the cash on the condition that he will take a pound of Antonio’s flesh if the loan is not repaid within three months.
Antonio goes bankrupt and Portia steps in, disguised as a young male lawyer, to save the day.
We’re doing our best to make sure Shakespeare in the Park can go ahead safely in 2022.
If the season is interrupted by a Covid-19 Lockdown and we can’t perform, we’ll refund 100% of the price you paid. All of our cast/crew and volunteers are vaccinated and we will be following all new rules about hosting large events.
To Be Confirmed
Bring a School Group
Auckland Shakespeare in the Park is the perfect outing to bring your students to.
Education groups receive a special group rate, the option to pay by invoice and a dedicated contact at The PumpHouse to make sure the process goes smoothly. To book a school or education group please visit https://pumphouse.co.nz/whats-on/children/book-school-group/
About The PumpHouse Amphitheatre
The PumpHouse Amphitheatre is tucked in behind the French Rendez-vous Café 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 of the show. If the mozzie’s are biting this summer, it might be a good idea to have repellent on hand.
Sorry, BYO alcohol isn’t permitted under our Liquor License, but the French Rendez-vous Café Satellite Bar will be open!
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.
💡This event is General Admission, which means you cannot pre-book a specific seat. You can choose where to sit when you enter the theatre.
Shoreside Theatre was established in 1976 beginning as two separate entities: Milford Playhouse Incorporated and Milford Little Theatre. We love to help anyone interested in theatre to participate or develop their skills. We produce “Shakespeare in the Park” every summer.