A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Event details

Council Event

For : Everyone, 
24 Feb 2019 at  5:00 PM  -7:00 PM
Where: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden
420  Mona Vale Road, St Ives
Contact details:
Contact Person:Les Currie
Telephone: 9424 0354
Email: stivesevents@kmc.nsw.gov.au
Website: Purchase tickets here
Cost: Tickets starting at $44


From the company that brought Twelfth Night to the Wildflower Garden last year comes Shakespeare's magical comedy - A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In a delightful outdoor garden setting at Lambert's Clearing, patrons will be able to picnic from 3pm with the show commencing at 5pm.

The story

On a Midsummer's night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites play and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their bumbling mates presenting a play within a play.

Leading mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare's most wondrous comedy.

Running time

Two x 50 minute acts with a 20 minute interval.

Food and alcohol

Food and alcohol will be available for sale but as the Wildflower Garden is a licensed venue it will be strictly forbidden to bring alcohol on site.


For the ultimate viewing experience for all patrons, sections will be roped off. Patrons bringing blankets or low chairs only will be in the front section. Patron with high-back deck chairs will be placed to the sides and behind. Low chairs will be available for hire and some complimentary high chairs will be placed at the rear of the audience area.

Wet weather

This event will go ahead rain, hail or shine or regardless of the weather situation. However, in the event of extremely wet weather or heat the event will be transferred to the Douglas Pickering Pavilion at St Ives Showground, 450 Mona Vale Road St Ives. Patrons will be advised of this by phone or email and notices will be posted on our web-site and Facebook page and at the venue.


Free parking is available on site. A shuttle service will be available to assist with disabled access between Caley's Pavilion carpark and the venue. Please indicate your requirements when purchasing your tickets.


Forest Coach Lines run a regular service along Mona Vale Road from Gordon Station to Terrey Hills.


No pets are allowed on site.

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