13 to 29 February 2020

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens

Southern Cross Lawn - Observatory Gate

About the show

Laugh yourself silly with: Sir Toby Belch – the man believed to have invented partying, Sir Andrew Aguecheek – dispossessed of any intelligence, Malvolio – a power hungry puritan who falls from a great moral height when pushed by Sir Toby, Maria – the housemaid who outwits Malvolio and housetrains Sir Toby, Viola – a shipwrecked girl who cross-dresses as a boy to get a job, Olivia – deeply grieving for her brother’s death refuses Duke Orsino’s overtures and rebounds by falling in love with the cross-dressed Viola, and Orsino – the lovesick Duke pining for Olivia, but seems to fancy Viola dressed as a boy!

"Mistaken identities, cross-dressing, practical jokes, wicked humour, interrupted romance and happy endings"

Herald Sun


2020 Cast

Tickets and Venue

Thursday, 13 February 2020 8:00 PM
Friday, 14 February 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, 15 February 2020 8:00 PM
Monday, 17 February 2020 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 8:00 PM
Thursday, 20 February 2020 8:00 PM
Friday, 21 February 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, 22 February 2020 8:00 PM
Monday, 24 February 2020 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 8:00 PM
Thursday, 27 February 2020 8:00 PM
Friday, 28 February 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, 29 February 2020 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices

General Admission

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


More information can found on ticket types here!

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

Observatory Gate
Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria (Melbourne)
Birdwood Avenue
South Yarra VIC 3141


Southern Cross Lawn is opposite the Shrine of Remembrance, next to the gardens visitor centre & Observatory Gate


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 admin@shakespeareaustralia.com.au


As our performances take place outside we do not have hearing assistance. Only trained service animals will be permitted on site.

Your Visit

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!


Further information

Pre-Order Food Menu

Food & Drink
Gold Class Packages

Picnic Theatre

Our performances of Hamlet are presented in “picnic theatre” style. This means, you sit on the grass or on a picnic blanket during the show.

You are very welcome to bring a hamper of all your favourite goodies.


Cast Information 

Like most plays and musicals, the cast of TWELFTH NIGHT 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 TWELFTH NIGHT!