Sydney Shakespeare Festival

December 12th, 2011



Pack a picnic, grab your friends and celebrate summer with a night of theatrical magic on Sydney’s fabulous harbour foreshore! Free for kids!

  • Thursday 5 January – Sunday 12 February 2012

Shakespeare’s plays have captured the imagination of millions of people throughout the world for over 400 years.  They are as exciting and provocative now as the day they were written, according to Julie Baz, Artistic Director and co-founder of the festival.

“The multiple themes of indecision, revenge and retribution, deception, ambition, loyalty and fate ensure have made Hamlet a timeless favourite.  And The Taming of the Shrew – with its slapstick farce and hilarious battle of the sexes – is a really great night of theatre with something for everyone.”

Now in its fifth year, the annual Sydney Shakespeare Festival is one of Sydney’s summer event highlights. Audiences can bring a picnic, enjoy a glass of wine and experience the wonder of Shakespeare under the stars, all while taking in spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline and surrounding urban parkland.

Directed by Julie Baz and designed by David Jeffrey, the festival is brought to life by a talented and versatile cast who feature in both plays:  John Burdon, Emily Elise, Christina Falsone, Richard Hilliar, David Jeffrey, Lana Kershaw, Cherilyn Price, Roger Adam Smith, Jacob Thomas & Nicole Wineberg.

For all you need to know about the 2012 Sydney Shakespeare Festival including the performance dates how to book tickets,
how to get there and what to bring, visit

Bicentennial Park, Glebe Foreshore (2A Chapman Rd, Annandale)
5 Jan to 12 Feb 2012, Thursday to Sunday 8pm
Tickets $29 / $23 conc. / $17 high school students
FREE to children 12 and under, adults 65+ or people with disabilities
Pre-book  Tickets also available at the door (cash only)
Hamlet  – 8pm Jan 5, 6, 14, 15, 19, 20, 28, 29, Feb  2, 3, 11, 12
The Taming of the Shrew – 8pm Jan 7, 8, 12, 13, 21, 22, 26, 27, Feb  4, 5, 9, 10

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