Dates and times
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Season runs from Saturday 20 January to Saturday 17 February 2024. Click on the show buttons below for specific show dates and times.
The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre
Adult - $28.00
Child (Under 12) - Free*
Students and Seniors - $25.00
Groups 6+ - $24.00 ea
Friends of The PumpHouse - $24.00
* 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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking details and payment options.
Each booking attracts a Booking Fee of $6.00 per booking and a Card Processing Fee of 2.5%
Avoid booking fees by joining Friends of The PumpHouse
How to get tickets
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This is the 28th year of Auckland’s Shakespeare in the Park brought to you by Shoreside Theatre – the only outdoor Shakespeare in Auckland.
The Bard of Avon’s works were not written to be read but written to be experienced! And where better to see it than a traditional outdoor amphitheatre in the heart of Takapuna, with free tickets for children 12 and under.
Once again Shoreside is aiming to provide a summer evening’s entertainment beyond compare with gorgeous costumes and amazing actors. After surviving COVID and flooding we’d like to invite you all to return to The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre for a festival of memorable Shakespeare.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directed by Grae Burton
Perhaps Shakespeare’s best-known work with themes of magic, masks, mayhem and misunderstanding. A fantastical comedy with a multilayered examination of love and its vagaries – which results in a happy ending for all the lovers. Added to this is a troop of amateur players determined to give a performance worthy of a Duke’s wedding celebration!
Come join the Fairie Band and be enchanted once again.
Measure for Measure
Directed by James Bell
A play for today, Measure for Measure is a dark comedy that explores the abuse of power (especially over women) and how it can be resolved for the better. Secret identities, sinister manipulations and a host of intriguingly named comic characters all come together in what is sometimes referred to as a ‘problem play’ – in that it brings up a difficulty and then solves it.
⏰ Running Time: both shows are approx. 2 hours 30 mins with an interval
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/ or email email@example.com
About The PumpHouse Outdoor 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, with cushions available. 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 mozzies 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, the performance may move 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 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.