Dates and times

  • Tue, Jan 17 - 7:30pm
  • Wed, Jan 18 - 7:30pm
  • Fri, Jan 20 - 7:30pm
  • Sun, Jan 22 - 7:30pm
  • Wed, Jan 25 - 7:30pm
  • Fri, Jan 27 - 7:30pm
  • Sun, Jan 29 - 7:30pm
  • Thu, Feb 2 - 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 4 - 7:30pm
  • Mon, Feb 6 - 7:30pm
  • Tue, Feb 7 - 7:30pm
  • Thu, Feb 9 - 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 11 - 7:30pm


The PumpHouse Amphitheatre


Adult $27.00
Senior (65+) $22.00
Child (under 15) $15.00
Student $21.00
Friends of The PumpHouse $14.00

Additional fees

Booking Fee $5.00 per booking

How to get tickets

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

Directed by James Bell

Probably written for an important wedding celebration the play is set in nocturnal woods of magic and mischief in which Shakespeare created a supernatural world to contrast with the real one of the audience.  The festivities of Midsummer’s Eve and Midsummer Day were traditionally occasions when fairies and other sprites made themselves visible to humans – although the quaffing of great amounts of rough cider may have helped.

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Bard has interwoven four plot lines, with some folklore mixed in. The unifying thread is the approaching wedding of  Theseus, Duke of Athens and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.   A thoroughly love-tangled quartet gets all a-lather. Some rustic comic characters provide levity helped by fairies and woodland sprites. And of course, there’s Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the fairies and Puck, the prankster. Shakespeare combines archetypal mythologies with the realities of everyday life to create a magical masterpiece.

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 performance. 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

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.