Midsummer Dream

August 8, 2019 to August 11, 2019

In early August, the Paine's gardens come to life with characters and scenes from Shakespeare's fantastical play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The theater-in-the-round performances engage audiences in a world of fairies, kings, queens and magical spells. Especially intended for children, this fun and interactive theatrical experience reveals the wonder of William Shakespeare's lyricism, imagination and brilliance.

Performances begin at 6:30 pm and last about one hour. Guests will be seated throughout the performance.

After the performance, children are invited to Arts & Adventures in the gardens! Mingle with the fairies and other characters, enjoy giant bubbles and crafts like making crowns, masks and fairy wings, compose music for your own performance or go on a scavenger hunt for fairies and fairy houses.

Midsummer Dream is presented in partnership with Hysterical Productions.

Midsummer Dream

August 7-8, & 10-11, 2019

6:30 pm

$16 Adult | $12 Member
$12 Youth (ages 3-17) | $9 Member

Reservations are required. The Paine will begin taking reservations June 26, 2019.

Children ages 2 and under are free and do not need a reservation. An Individual Membership grants one discounted reservation. A Family Membership or level above grants discounted reservations for up to two adults and four youth for a performance. In the event of rain, the performances will be held inside the Paine's Conservatory.


Monday - Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Paine Art Center and Gardens

1410 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 235-6903