Let the Royal New Zealand Ballet transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Following its hugely successful world premiere in 2015, the RNZB is thrilled to be bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream back to Dunedin for Christmas 2021. Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare’s classic tale, vividly retold with sparkling steps and Mendelssohn’s famous score.
Created by one of the most sought-after choreographers on the international stage, Liam Scarlett, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an overnight sensation at its premiere, with capacity audiences throughout its first New Zealand tour. Distinguished New Zealand designer Tracy Grant Lord created the glorious vision of Shakespeare’s iconic characters and enchanted wood, illuminated with lighting by Kendall Smith.
Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular ballet when it returns to Aotearoa – a wonderful treat for young and old, lovers of dance, music and sheer theatrical magic.
This performance will feature an NZSO recording from 2015, conducted by Hamish McKeich.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a co-production between the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Queensland Ballet.
“All the elements of A Midsummer Night’s Dream envelops and welcomes the audience into a magical fairytale that will long remain in viewers’ memories”
Choreography: Liam Scarlett
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Music arrangement: Nigel Gaynor
Design: Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Design: Kendall Smith
Conductor: Hamish McKeich
Lockout – There may be a lockout. Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. Please allow adequate time to find parking.
Circle – upstairs. The upstairs seating at our venue has a lot of steps and is therefore not suited to patrons with limited mobility. No walkers may be taken into this area.
Stalls – downstairs. To book a wheelchair space contact the Regent Theatre (03) 4778597. We have elevator access to the stalls seating area from the foyer.
Door sales available prior to the show start time – subject to availability
Adult $52.00 to $99.00 + booking fees
Concession $46.80 to $89.10 + booking fees
Child $30.00 to $45.00 + booking fees
Adult6+ $46.80 to $89.10 + booking fees
Child6+ $27.00 to $36.00 + booking fees
Comp $0.00 + booking fees
group 20+ ADULT $44.20 to $84.15 + booking fees
group 20+ CHILD $25.50 to $38.25 + booking fees
We pride ourselves on being one of the most accessible venues in the city. We have flat access through our main doors and staff are more than happy to help with the doors if needed. Taxis can drop off and pick up patrons from outside these doors and we can order a taxi for you after the show.
There are accessible toilets on the lower level and a roomy lift provides access both to these facilities and to the Stalls seating. Seats in the Circle are accessed via several flights of stairs so we recommend patrons with mobility difficulties book seats in the Stalls.
We have seven dedicated wheelchair spaces and our events are available via an augmented hearing assistance system.
We also have opera glasses available for hire for $5 at the Box Office – just ask when you come in.
We encourage our patrons to discuss their needs with us so we can ensure they enjoy the show.
Our bars have a selection of New Zealand wines and beers as well as juices, water, light snacks and ice creams. The bars will be closed five minutes before the show’s published start time.
People come to the Regent Theatre to have a great night out. So everyone has a good time, we ask all our patrons to be courteous to those around them.
- Please turn off all your electronic devices before you come into the auditorium.
- If you have taken snacks from our bar back to your seat, try not to rustle when the house lights go down.
- If you are late to a show, get comfortable in our bar area until we can turn the house lights back on so you can find your seat.
- Camera flashes occasionally make performers stumble – over their lines or their feet – so we prefer that you don’t use flash (or any other) photography.
- Please keep your feet on the floor – someone counting the beat on the back of your seat can be distracting.
- Dancing in the aisles sounds like fun but it might make our Circle collapse. If you really need to dance (and it’s the right sort of show), please book seats in the Stalls or make your way out to the foyer.
- We encourage you to introduce your children to the arts, but please also teach them to watch and listen quietly and peacefully.
17 The Octagon, Dunedin
Otago, New Zealand
PO Box 5036, Dunedin, 9058
Mon-Fri 9am - 5.30pm
Sat 10.30am - 1pm
Box office is also open one hour before shows