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Dates and times

All Shows 7:30pm start

Season runs from Saturday 21 January to Saturday 18 February 2023. 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.

Additional fees

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

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If the show you had tickets for has been cancelled, The PumpHouse Box Office will be in touch to arrange ticket a refund, or you can email

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Auckland Shakespeare in the Park 2023

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.

Your programme for Shakespeare in the Park 2023 is available electronically this year.  Click the button below to download.

Download Programme

Antony & Cleopatra

Book for Antony & Cleopatra

Directed by Jason Moffatt

Rome’s mightiest general. Egypt’s legendary queen. The immortal love story that shook the pillars of the Ancient World.

Drawing upon ancient sources and his own limitless invention, Shakespeare brings us the greatest retelling of the tragic romance of Antony and Cleopatra. Love, lust, enmity, ambition; soldiers, soothsayers, servants, courtiers, and pirates; banquets, battles, rousing speeches, quarrels, and love-making – this epic play really does have it all!

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Book for Merry Wives of Windsor

Directed by James Bell

The roguish knight Falstaff decides to fix his financial woes by seducing the wives of wealthy merchants Page and Ford. The wives find he sent them identical letters and take revenge by playing tricks on Falstaff when he comes calling.

Meanwhile, suitors are lining up to woo Anne Page, the eligible daughter of Master Page, with everyone in the village wagering on who she’ll marry.

With the help of their husbands and friends, the legend of Herne the Hunter, and some playful fairies, the wives play one last trick in the woods to put Falstaff’s mischief to an end and ensure Anne Page a happy match.


⏰Running Time

Approximately 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 or email

Covid-19 Promise

We’re doing our best to make sure Shakespeare in the Park can go ahead safely in 2023.

If the season is interrupted by a Covid-19 Lockdown and we can’t perform, or if you test positive and can’t come because you are isolating, we’ll refund 100% of the price you paid.

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.

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.