Dates and times

All Sessions 7.30pm
Season runs from Sat January 20 to Sat February 17

See calendar below for individual show dates

Venue

The PumpHouse Amphitheatre

Prices

Additional fees

Earlybird Adult (tickets include 'both shows' discount) $36.00
Earlybird Senior (tickets include 'both shows' discount) $32.00
Earlybird Child under 15 (tickets include 'both shows' discount) $20.00
Earlybird Student (tickets include 'both shows' discount) $32.00
Earlybird Group of 7+ (tickets include 'both shows' discount) $32.00
Earlybird Group of 20+ (tickets include 'both shows' discount) $29.00
Friend of The PumpHouse (tickets include 'both shows' discount) $29.00

How to get tickets

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About

Shoreside Theatre’s third decade of Real Bardolatry

As is customary in January and February, Shoreside Theatre presents two Shakespeare plays under the stars in The PumpHouse Amphitheatre. The Milford-based theatre company specialises in presenting Shakespeare true to the Bard’s original plays, which means costumes, text and settings are as he intended.

‘The Comedy of Errors’, Shakespeare’s first comedy, shares the bill on alternating nights with his blockbuster love-tragedy, ‘Romeo and Juliet’.


Special discounts

Earlybird ticket prices apply until December 22nd. So, if you want to come to both shows, you could get the ‘book both shows’ discount off the earlybird ticket price if you book by December 22nd – a huge saving. 

If you’d like to take advantage of the ‘book both shows’ discount, then you can do so by clicking the ‘Get Tickets’ button on this booking page.(scroll up).

Discounted ticket rates are also available for schools and large groups. Please email info@pumphouse.co.nz with group rate enquiries.

If you only wish to see one show, i.e – either Romeo & Juliet OR The Comedy of Errors, please scroll further down this page to click on the individual show links.


Romeo and Juliet
This play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. It has been used as a basis for many love stories, not least of which was West Side Story, the musical.
In Verona there is a feud rages between two families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo Montague meets young Juliet Capulet at a ball. The teenagers fall in love and secretly marry. Meanwhile Juliet’s father arranges for her to be married off to someone else.
Desperate, Juliet and her friar concoct a plan for her to be with her one true love, Romeo – but at what price?

The Comedy of Errors
Shakespeare’s earliest comedy was first staged in 1594 at Gray’s Inn for an audience of lawyers to conclude a night of revelry. The records of Gray’s Inn state that the “Night was begun and ended with nothing but confusion and Errors”.

Two sets of identical twins wander around Ephesus unaware of the others’ existence. Typical of the best farces, they are of course hilariously mistaken for each other in a crescendo of confusions.

If you don’t want to book for both shows and only want to see either Romeo & Juliet OR The Comedy of Errors please use the relevant link below.

Buy tickets for Romeo & Juliet only

Buy tickets for The Comedy of Errors only

About The Pumphouse Amphitheatre.

The 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 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 Liquour 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

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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.

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