A Midsummer Night's Dream Dates and Times

Set beneath a glittering twilight sky and the heritage trees of picture-perfect Kew Gardens, this is Midsummer Night's Dream in uniquely botanical surroundings.

Please note: This Shakespeare under the stars is an open-air picnic style event. There is no seating available, and the performance area is completely uncovered.

This beguiling comedy of enchantment and transformation is brought to life within a dream-like woodland filled with feuding fairies, eloping lovers and a hapless troupe of actors.

There's magic in the air alongside wild thyme, oxlips, nodding violets, luscious woodbine, sweet musk roses and eglantine. It's an alfresco romp peppered with contemporary references. Into the mix add a spellbinding potion and a mischievous sprite for a summer night of mayhem like no other.

Running Time - 2 Hour 20 Minutes including intermission

Location - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Enter through Victoria Gate entrance. Performance takes place at the Theatre Lawn, Behind the Palm House.

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More Information about A Midsummer Night's Dream

Getting Here


Entry via Victoria Gate (TW9 3JR) is advised
All other gates will be closed from 7pm

Download a map of the Gardens

By Tube: Kew Gardens station (500m to Victoria Gate)

By Train: Kew Bridge station (800m to Elizabeth Gate)

By Bus: Route 65 stops at Victoria Gate

By Bike: Racks are available at all gates

By Car: Parking is available at the National Archives Car Park. Approx. 12-minute walk to Victoria Gate.

Download a walking map of the National Archive Carpark to the Victoria Gate entrance of Kew Gardens.

NOTE: parking at Brentford Gate Car Park will not be available.

Free Accessible Parking: Blue Badge Holder's street parking available on Lichfield Road, Leyborne Park, Burlington Avenue. Spaces are limited.

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Performance Times


Tuesday - Sunday: 8.00pm

NOTE: No performances scheduled on 10 - 11 August. (Tuesday, Wednesday)

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