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FREE - A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare - Glebe Park - Fri 21 Feb

Lakespeare & Co

Friday, 21 February 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm (AEDT)

FREE - A Midsummer Night's Dream by William...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
1 Ticket Registration   more info 1837 Tickets 2d 23h 29m Free $0.00
Donation   more info 3d 23h 59m Enter donation ($)
Bottom's Up Grazing Platter - Incl. Smoked Ham
Special Offer: This gourmet grazing platter for two is packed full of fresh local produce. Your grazer for two includes Brie, Swiss cheese, Smoked ham, olives, hummus, gourmet crackers, fresh fruits and vegetables. No nuts included -Bottom already has that covered. $28 plus Eventbrite fee.
46 Tickets 1d 2h 29m $28.00 $2.63
Bottom's Up Grazing Platter - Vegetarian Option
This gourmet platter for two is similar to the carnivore option sans meat and with more goodies. No nuts. $33 plus Eventbrite fee.
48 Tickets 2d 23h 59m $33.00 $2.90
Bottom's Up Grazing Platter - Vegan Option
This gourmet grazing platter for two is to die for. No nuts. $33 plus Eventbrite fee.
50 Tickets 1d 2h 29m $33.00 $2.90
* Prices include GST

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Event Details

This Glebe Park show is wonderfully made possible with support from the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants program.

Shakespeare by the Lakes III: A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies, is presented by Lakespeare & Co. (Taimus Werner-Gibbings, Lexi Sekuless, Duncan Driver and Paul Leverenz), an independent theatre company on a mission to make high-quality theatre more accessible. For more information please visit


Shakespeare by the Lakes III: A Midsummer Night's Dream will perform in Glebe Park on the 21st of Feb thanks to the City Grants program. Wander past, find a place, grab a glass of champagne, a cup of coffee and some delicious food from the onsite Food Trucks or get a big group together, bring your picnic blankets and baskets, and soak up the serenity. 

Food from 5.30pm and entertainment from 6:30pm. Runtime approx 120mins  including interval. Please register now. 

While most of our fans bring blankets, we recognise that some prefer to be seated. That’s why we’ll have a chair area approximately 10-15m from the stage area (depending on the venue and audience numbers), but remember to BYO comfy chairs!

*** VENDORS: Cannoli Bros, The Pop Inn, Shotclock Espresso, Alex the Pizza Guy, Face Painting ***

*** PLUS pre-purchase a gourmet Bottom's Up Grazing Platter from The Lazy Grazer. The Lazy Grazer is offering meat, vegetarian and vegan options at a discounted price to SBTL patrons. Incredible Value! Click on 'Tickets' above to read more. Apart from Bottom, there are no nuts. Pre-purchase only until 12 Feb 8pm.***

You can make a difference by putting up a poster in your work kitchen. The only thing better than enjoying FREE Shakespeare is enjoying it with a group of friends. (Downloads:  Hi-Res Google Docs | Normal-Res Google Docs | Hi-res Dropbox | Normal-res Dropbox)


While we are STILL are on the lookout for a major sponsor (is that you?), we are always reliant on the generosity of those who can afford to donate. We are below-target for corporate sponsorship this year which is unfortunate, so your donations are more important than ever. Please register for the event as this helps us communicate with you and show demand to sponsors. When you do there is an option to donate at the same time. For Shakespeare by the Lakes II: Twelfth Night, 300 generous Shakespeare fans donated online and another 300+ donated at the performances.

For convenience, we include the Eventbrite donation option with every performance. All the money raised is used to pay for the entire season of Shakespeare by the Lakes III. 

Show information

1. Unless there is torrential rain, the show goes on. We invite our audience to enter into the joy and fun of what nature might bring and be open to a variety of experiences. There is no such thing as bad weather, there is only the wrong clothes.

2. Chairs are only allowed in designated areas. So everyone can see, chairs will necessarily be set back from the main playing area.

3. So everyone can see, umbrellas are not to be used during the performance. Patrons should use hooded rainjackets or ponchos.

4. Lakespeare & Co. reserves the right to add or remove performances, change venues and/or alter the start times of events. Of course, we only do this for good reasons and give you as much warning as possible :)

Season Partners & Sponsors 

SBTLIII is brought to you with the support of Events ACT, City Renewal Authority, National Capital Authority, Southpoint Shopping Centre, Icon Water, Vikings Group, MLC Finance Canberra and McDonalds Tuggeranong. And we can't thank Communities@Work enough for providing wonderful rehearsal space and Tuggeranong Rotary Club for all their ground support at the event. And our hotel partner: The Diplomat Hotel. They look after all our guests and provide rehearsal space. Finally, the Canberra Business Chamber and Riot Act! provide tremendous support, too.


In 2020 you will once again see costumes designed by the wildly talented Fiona Victoria Hopkins from the House of Gesuarda.


 Why register if the show is free?

You don't need a ticket to get into this show. However, booking gives us an idea of numbers, helps us plan our site and audio requirements and enables our vendors to cater accordingly. We can also keep you updated regarding the show.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is parking off Constitution avenue and the aquatic centre. There is also paid parking at the convention centre and the Canberra Centre. Please allow sufficient time to be ready by the show start time.

 What can I bring into the event?

Please bring sunscreen, a rug, friends, family and food. A chair if you want to go in the chair zone. A blanket if it looks cold. We have vendors, too, who can provide a range of sweet and savoury food options, coffee and alcohol.

Can I bring my pooch?

Well behaved and friendly dogs add to the atmosphere of our event. We love it. However, if any dog is involved in any disruption to the performance or other patrons, then Lakespeare & Co. requires the owner to remove the dog sufficiently far from the event area such that there is no longer any disruption. Lakespeare & Co. will not arbitrate doggy disputes and expects owners to take responsibility for keeping the event great for other patrons.

Have questions about FREE - A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare - Glebe Park - Fri 21 Feb? Contact Lakespeare & Co

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Glebe Park

Canberra, ACT 2601

Friday, 21 February 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm (AEDT)

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Lakespeare & Co

“Theater is important to people's lives. If you don't believe this, then you might as well give up.” - Joseph Papp, Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare by the Lakes is brought to you by TW Gibbings, Lexi Sekuless, Dr Duncan Driver and Paul Leverenz.

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