Queensland Ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream

12 - 27 Apr 2024
Playhouse, QPAC
2 hours
(including interval, subject to change without notice)
Ticket prices TBC

This event is available to purchase as part of a Queensland Ballet 2024 Season Package. Visit Queensland Ballet’s website for more details.

Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, 11 December 2023

A Shakespearean dreamscape of moonlit mischief and comedic charm

Experience the wonder of Shakespeare in the whimsical A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Liam Scarlett. Brimming with mischief and mayhem, Shakespeare’s fantastical masterpiece interweaves the realm of fairies and woodland characters with the mortal world of unrequited lovers.

The tale takes place in a moonlit forest, where Fairy King Oberon and Fairy Queen Titania quarrel over a sleeping Changeling. Meanwhile, some inquisitive explorers enter the forest in search of exotic specimens, finding instead a dreamscape of mistaken identities, love triangles, and captivating characters that flit, hover, and flutter.

Beautifully enhanced by Tracey Grant Lord’s shimmering sets and costumes and Kendall Smith’s lighting designs, this Shakespearean comedy has captured imaginations for centuries. Scarlett’s witty choreography brings the woodlands and vivid characters to life, to the sublime score by Felix Mendelssohn. Scarlett choreographed A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a co-production for Queensland Ballet and the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2015. Celebrated for his creative talents, Scarlett was appointed The Royal Ballet’s first Artist in Residence in 2012 and was Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Associate from 2016-2021. Don’t miss one of his most exceptional productions.

A co-production of Queensland Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet. It was first performed in Wellington, New Zealand, on 20 August 2015.

Presented by Queensland Ballet

Special Events

Post-Performance Q&A

  • Sat 13 Apr 2024, 1:30 PM

Auslan Interpreted Post-Performance Q&A.


Bookings for accessibility enhanced performances can be made through QTIX Group Sales: (07) 3840 7466 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) or groups@qtix.com.au.

Audio Described

  • Sat 20 Apr 2024, 1:30 PM

Trained Audio Describers provide a commentary with concise descriptions of actions, expressions and gestures to compliment the theatre experience for patrons who are blind or have low vision.


  • Choreographer Liam Scarlett
  • Stager Laura Morera
  • Music Felix Mendelssohn
  • Music Arranger and Conductor Nigel Gaynor
  • Costume and Set Designer Tracy Grant Lord
  • Lighting Designer Kendall Smith
  • Music performed by Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

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