Summer Shakespeare at Western

A Midsummer Night's Dream
August 16-18, 2024 | 6:00 PM

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Lauren daSilva

Experience the classic whimsical comedy with a new modern twist.

Join us for a magical evening at the Beryl Ivey Garden, University College. Immerse yourself in Shakespeare's enchanting tale of love and mischief under the stars. Get ready for a night of laughter, romance, and unforgettable moments.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience live theater in a beautiful outdoor setting. Grab your friends, pack a picnic, and prepare for a night you won't soon forget. See you there!


$22.63 (incl. CA$2.63 Fee)
Purchase here


Beryl Ivey Garden, University College
1151 Richmond Street, London, ON N6A 3K7


Western Summer Shakespeare is a longstanding tradition in the London community. It is outdoor theatre, staged on campus at Western University. The first Western Summer Shakespeare performance took place on 4 August 1981, making it the longest running campus, or indeed outdoor, Summer Shakespeare in Canada - longer than the Dream in High Park by two years!

We welcome participation - both on and off the stage - from students, staff, and friends of Western University, Fanshawe College, and from the wider London community. Auditions are normally scheduled in March-April (before classes end), and the show is rehearsed at Western in May-July. In casting the show, priority should be given to students, though all members of the community are welcome to audition and a diverse cast is welcome. Our productions run typically for five to ten nights, usually during July or early August.


If you have questions about Western Summer Shakespeare productions please email Dr. Jo Devereux, Department of English and Writing Studies:

Previous Summer Shakespeare Productions

2023: Much Ado About Nothing
2022: Comedy of Errors
2021: Cymbeline

2020: Pandemic Julius Caesar
2019: Twelfth Night
2018: Samson Agonistes
2017: The Tempest
2016: Much Ado About Nothing
2015: As You Like It
2014: Twelfth Night
2013: King Lear
2012: The Winter’s Tale

2011: Antony and Cleopatra
2010: The Merchant of Venice
2009: The Taming of the Shrew
2008: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2007: Measure for Measure
2006: The Winter's Tale
2005: Twelfth Night
2003: Henry V
2002: As You Like It

2001: Romeo and Juliet
2000: Richard III
1999: Measure for Measure
1996: Twelfth Night
1995: As You Like It
1990: As You Like It
1983: As You Like It
1982: Twelfth Night
1981: A Midsummer Night's Dream