Theatre in the Botanical Garden

Experience Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream

3 – 24 August 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
The performance is in English

ThEATRE IN THE OPENExperience the Botanical Garden in a new and enchanting way when After Hours Theater Company transforms the old garden's lake, paths and hiding places into the stage for William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Hermia and Lysander are in love, but when the Duke of Athens announces that Hermia is to marry Demetrius, the lovers flee into the nearby forest. They are pursued by the love scorned Helena as well as the angry Demetrius. Unknowingly, the four youths wander into the midst of a dispute between the regents of the magical forest, the King and Queen of the fairies.

Shakespeare's enchanting comedy is full of teasing, misunderstandings, humour and wonders. Sit down with the picnic basket in the old garden and let the After Hours Theater Company take you on a journey deep into a dreamlike forest that blurs the line between fantasy and reality; between love and dreams, between people and fools.

Picnic in the garden before the play (from 6 PM)

Bring blankets and food and enjoy your own picnic on the lawn before the play or pre-order a cheese platter for two. 'Mundfryd' brings their coffee cart and offers delicious coffee, tea, cookies, red and white wine and cold drinks before the curtain falls.

Complete the experience with a cheese platter for two

Treat yourself to a delicious selection of 11 types of vegetarian cheeses, ranging from cream cheeses with herbs or pineapple to firmer cheeses from Spain and Italy. You can enjoy brie, Italian truffle pecorino, Spanish manchego and smoked cheese. The cheese platter is served with biscuits with sea salt and olive oil as well as crispy chips, organic butter, sweet blueberry jam and fresh grapes.

The cheese platter can only be purchased through pre-order together with the ticket and costs DKK 265 for two people. Wooden cutlery and napkins are included.


Adults: DKK 299 (+ booking fee).

Annual Pass: DKK 254 (+ booking fee). Please show your annual pass with the ticket.

Students and people under 26 years: DKK 239 (+ booking fee). Please show valid ID / student ID.

Cheese plate for two: DKK 265 pre-order.

Red or white wine: DKK 130 per bottle (Rafale Merlot / Chardonnay).

Ticket purchase: Please, purchase tickets in advance on Last year, the show was sold out, so do not hesitate to secure your ticket.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door (via MobilePay only) if the play is not sold out.

Corona pass: If the authorities's official guidelines require a corona pass in connection with outdoor events in August, please be ready to show your pass. The updated guidelines will be available on this page prior to the performance.

Praktical info

Seating: There are no chairs or benches. Please bring your own blanket and make yourself comfortable on the lawn. If needed, it is possible to bring a wheelchair or other chair. All chairs must be placed at the back of the lawn.

Entrance: Botanical Garden main entrance at Nørreport (Gothersgade 128, 1123 København K).

Performance Schedule: The play is performed Monday to Saturday from 3 to 24 August 2021.

Duration: The gate opens at 6 PM. The performance itself starts at 7 PM and ends approx. 8:45 PM (1 hour and 45 minutes without a break).

Language: The performance is in English.

Remember to bring: Your own blanket, picnic basket, warm clothes and whatever the Danish weather might require. Please note that umbrellas are not allowed during the performance.


Natural History Museum of Denmark
Botanical Garden
Gothersgade 128
1123 Copenhagen K
Tlf: +45 22 83 65 97

Map of the Botanical Garden.


Seks stjernerCPH Post

Fem stjernerKulturtid

Fire stjernerCPH Culture

Shakespeare thrives under the Danish summer sky. The popular and wonderfully comic bubbles from in A Midsummer Night's Dream.


After Hours' performance of this play is a hit. They focus on comedy and add a lot of extra physical fun that the audience was crazy about. Spectacular and enjoyable theater!



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Jefferson Bond

Jefferson Bond

Linda Elvira

Linda Elvira

Søren Højen

Søren Højen

Alexandra Jespersen

Alexandra Jespersen HELENA and STARVELING

Ian Burns

Ian Burns

Rasmus Emil Mortensen

Rasmus Emil Mortensen

Thea Bell Schok

Thea Bell Schok

Benjamin Stender

Benjamin Stender

Kevin Kiernan-Molloy

Kevin Kiernan-Molloy


Behind the play

Thomas Magnussen

Thomas Magnussen

Lars Mikkelsen

Lars Mikkelsen

Angelique Giroir

Angelique Giroir

Supported by:

Augustinus Fonden
A.P. Møller Fonden
Knud Højgaards Fond