Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne)
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019, 8:30pm
28 Jan - 23 Feb 2019, 8pm
Celebrating in style, this year The Australian Shakespeare Company is proudly presenting a compelling new production of the Bard’s greatest drama; Macbeth.
Macbeth is the tale of one man’s ill-fated journey. After receiving a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland, the heroic General is consumed by ambition and spurred into action by his power-hungry wife. Macbeth fulfils the forecast by killing the King and then taking the throne. However, wracked with guilt and paranoia both he and his murderous wife’s lives slowly unravel, leaving them to suffer their fate. What’s done cannot be undone…
Starring Nathaniel Dean as Macbeth and the much-lauded actor Alison Whyte in the infamous role of Lady Macbeth, this summer The Australian Shakespeare Company unleashes a visceral new production of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy in the inspiring surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens. It’s a potent tale of morality versus power.
A brand new production of “the scottish play”
Tickets and Venue
21 Dec 2018 – 27 Jan 2019, 8:30pm
28 Jan – 23 Feb 2019, 8pm
Adult $45 – $55
Pensioner $45 – $50
30 & Under $40 – $48
High School Student $25
Group Price (10 or more adults) $40 – $45
Gold Class Experience
All Tickets $90 – $110
Contains strong violence, loud sound effects and haze/smoke effects.
Gold Class Package
On arrival at the venue, you’ll be shown to the Premium Reserved seating area. Relax in a low rise chair on a picnic rug under the stars. Enjoy a pre-show beverage (wine, soft drink or water) and read your souvenir programme. At the interval, you’ll be able to enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee.
If you are unsure of weather conditions, you can check the Bureau of Meteorology radar here.
Usually, performances proceed if there is light, misty drizzle. However, from time to time, it will be necessary to cancel a performance.
To make contact for an update on cancelling shows due to adverse weather conditions, please contact us via email. If a performance is to be canceled, patrons will be notified via text message and email and will receive credit with ASC.
Getting here and getting around
Southern Cross Lawn
Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria (Melbourne)
South Yarra VIC 3141
Southern Cross Lawn is opposite the Shrine of Remembrance, next to the gardens visitor centre.
What to bring:
It’s up to you! Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, cushions, or seat to sit on. (Or have your dinner delivered and get everything you need on site).
Need more help?
Check out our FAQ
ASC are here to help you and make the most out of your experience with us, so please let us know your individual requirements when booking. You can contact us on 03 8676 7511 (Melbourne) or 02 9011 7704 (Sydney). For Adelaide, please call our Melbourne office or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As our performances take place outside we do not have hearing assistance. Only trained service animals will be permitted on site.
You are very welcome to bring a hamper of all your favourite goodies. BYO alcohol is permitted, in-line with the requirements of the responsible service of alcohol.
What’s available for you:
A delicious menu to order your dinner from – order early online or when you arrive. At the bar we have beer, wine, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, choc tops, lovely lollies, chocolates and chips. Chairs – low or garden style are available for hire on site ($5).
Please remember to pick up all your rubbish and use the bins provided.
Our productions take place outdoors and there is no cover. Please consider bringing a hat, coat, blanket, sunscreen and a water bottle when attending. (Please note that umbrellas cannot be raised during performance times).
Dressing up is optional and encouraged for all our shows!
Cover Lady Macbeth / Swing
Witch 3 / Porter
From January 16th – 22nd January, the role of Lady Macbeth will be played by Elizabeth Brennan.
Like most plays and musicals, the cast of MACBETH is an ensemble company. The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of a particular artist at any performance. Appearance could be subject to many factors including illness and holidays.
We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to welcoming you to Macbeth!