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A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Thu Jul 14, 5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Annex and Festival Courtyards

This summer, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies hits the road and brings the magic of outdoor theatre to Alton! Back by popular demand, Humber River Shakespeare Co. presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” outdoors in the stone-walled Annex Courtyard!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a delightful tale of meddling fairies, star-crossed lovers, royal engagements, and muddled tradesmen caught up in chaos. The most popular comedy in Shakespeare’s canon, this hilarious romp has love on the loose in the woods. Add a misapplied love potion, mistaken identities and the most famous play-within-a play ever written, and you have a perfect recipe for joy and laughter!

Humber River Shakespeare is a professional, classical touring theatre company that strives to produce theatrically engaging work with a focus on actors, not elaborate sets, to tell Shakespeare’s timeless stories. They make Shakespeare fun for everyone! 

Make a complete outing of it with family or friends. Visit our studios, galleries and magnificent outdoor sculpture garden beforehand and then join our new chefs from The Mill Run Eatery for a delicious pre-theatre dinner starting at 5:30pm.



Ontario Craft Beer steeped Pulled Pork On a Brioche


PEI Black Garlic & Chive Grilled Shrimp, Quinoa & Roasted Roots


Aged Smoked Balsamic marinated,grilled Portbello, Quinoa, Feta & Roots


Jumbo All Beef Hot Dog                 


Crispy Pork Skins 


Funnel Cake Fries




This is a 'pay what you can' event! Suggested donation $20. Performance starts at 7:00 pm. Please remember to bring your own lawn chair or you can rent one of ours. Advance tickets for premium seating available on line here. Rain or shine - in case of inclement weather, meal and performance will move indoors.