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(Do you notice the subtle alliterations just then? Shakespeare used alliteration. Therefore…)

Canberra’s version of free Shakespeare performances – Shakespeare by the Lakes – is unique in Australia. We make the bard more accessible, more fun and less risky with lovely summer evenings of quality theatre in community parks with food trucks, face-painting, laughs and live music.

But without saying it goes – no donations, no sponsors, no shows. In our first year more than 300 members of the public donated more than $14000 (nearly covering the cost of two shows!) online here or at the performances. In our second year more people donated more money. Which was lovely.

In 2019 our Patron Sponsors South.Point Tuggeranong and Icon Water have increased their support again to join Beyond Bank as our best sponsors for the vision of free, accessible Shakespeare performances, while National Capital Toyota (Tuggeranong), ACT Historic Places, the National Capital Authority, McDonalds Tuggeranong and MLC Finance Canberra have remained behind us, and our partners including the Diplomat Hotel, EAVS Event Services and Communities@Work keep providing critical, valuable support.

We’re getting bigger as we go – more shows, more ideas, more accessibility. Everything about everything we do about Shakespeare is here. Seasons, shows, workshops, photos, videos.

Make the most of it.

Taimus Werner-Gibbings

Taimus Werner-Gibbings


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