Dream is a live, online performance set in a virtual midsummer forest, bringing together theatre, music and technology. Watch the performance for free in the classroom or from home.

Under the shadow of gathering clouds at dusk, lit by the glimmer of fireflies, Puck acts as the guide. Explore the forest from the canopy of the trees to the roots, meet the sprites, Cobweb, Mustardseed, Peaseblossom and Moth, and take an extraordinary journey into the eye of a cataclysmic storm.

This 50-minute online event will be a shared experience between remote audience members and the seven actors who play Puck and the sprites. Dream is inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is not a performance of Shakespeare's play.

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Teachers and students can watch Dream on a mobile, desktop or tablet. Choose a performance time from the list below and follow the registration process to access the performance from home or school, anywhere in the world. 

For parents or students who want to watch, you can either ask your school to register for you, or you can register for yourself/your family by visiting dream.online and selecting a free Audience ticket or purchasing a £10 Audience Plus ticket if you would like to interact (please note, schools' registration allows you to watch rather than interact).

18 March 2021, 10:00am (GMT)
Audience of the Future: Dream
19 March 2021, 1:00pm (GMT)
Audience of the Future: Dream

These are public performances - they aren't exclusive to schools, but the times have been chosen to make them work for teachers and their students.

Schools outside the UK can also book for any of the other Dream performances if performance times are more convenient. Book direct through the dream.online website.

Studying A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

If you are studying A Midsummer Night’s Dream in school and are looking for ways to teach the play, or prepare your students for the broadcast experience you may find the following resources useful.

You can also uncover previous production packs for A Midsummer Night’s Dream on our Teacher Resources page.


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