A Midsummer Night's Dream
The theatre becomes the forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels. The seating is wrapped around the action while the immersive tickets allow the story to be followed on foot.
Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing), David Moorst (Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Festival) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. The production also re-unites the team responsible for last year’s smash-hit Julius Caesar. Direction is by Nicholas Hytner, design by Bunny Christie, costume by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Bruno Poet and sound by Paul Arditti. Joining the team will be composer Grant Olding, movement director Arlene Phillips, and associate movement director James Cousins.
To be immersed in the action you should select ‘pit’ when booking tickets. This will mean you will stand for the performance and move around as the story develops around you. There may be elements of participation for those with these tickets (but don’t worry, you won’t have a speaking role!). Scroll down and watch the videos made around Julius Caesar which was our first immersive production to find out more about the pit experience.
Please note children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult in the pit at all times.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be broadcast by National Theatre Live on 17 October.
"This is the most accomplished Shakespeare production of [Nicholas Hytner's] I’ve ever encountered"The Daily Telegraph ★★★★★
"Could be the most joyously affirmative Shakespeare production I’ve ever seen"The Metro ★★★★★
"A warm, exuberant celebration of the transforming power of love."Financial Times ★★★★
"Five stars might not be enough"Observer ★★★★★
£69.50, £55, £39.50, £25, £15
Reduced prices for previews & midweek matinees
Premium tickets available
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Wednesday 21 & 28 August matinees will start at 2pm
Approx 2hr 40min including a 20 minute interval
Audio Described: Saturday 27 July, 2.30pm
Captioned: Saturday 17 August, 2.30pm
Immersive tickets holders will need to put coats and bags in the cloakroom for the duration of the performance