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"The course of true love never did run smooth..."

A wedding celebration disrupted by a dangerous elopement, warring fairies, a band of ambitious performers and the most famous donkey in theatre history! Shakespeare’s iconic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream bursts into life this summer in a hidden corner of Bristol….

Disappear into a world of mischief, mistaken identity and mayhem as ‘Site Specific Theatre Masters’ (Bristol 24/7)

Insane Root bring their own special brand of magic to the Eastville Park Old Swimming Pool Garden once more after their acclaimed production of Romeo & Juliet in 2018!

This vibrant new open-air adaptation will transport audiences to Athens for a wedding celebration like no other. Adapted by the company and featuring an ensemble of nine performers playing multiple roles, direction from Hannah Drake, integrated acapella harmonies from Ellie Showering, immersive lighting design by Edmund McKay, and dynamic

site-responsive design from Katy Hoste.


"an adventurous immersive experience that embraces the

fun side of theatre" 

- The Stage on Orpheus & Eurydice


"Shakespeare has

rarely been more


- TheatreBath on Macbeth


"Shakespeare done right:

freshly minted, funny,


- ReviewsHub on Romeo & Juliet

Performances: Tues & Thurs: 7:30pm | Wed, Fri, Sat: 6pm and 8:30pm
Running time: approx 1hr 45mins
Age recommendation: 10+

This is an open air theatre production with seating options including (limited) bench seating, stone steps and reservable chairs. Unless specified, seating is unallocated. We can accommodate several wheelchairs at each performance - please contact us directly for Access bookings:

'School's Out' Group Ticket (August only - launched 24 July) £66.00 for four tickets.

Supporter ticket £30.00, Full price admission £22.00, Open Concessions available at £19.00, Local Resident offer (valid within 1 mile radius of Eastville Park) subject to availability from £12.50. 

*Please contact us directly on if you are unable to attend at the concessionary rate and we will try to accommodate you subject to availability*

Produced with support from ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.

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