Shakespeare by the Sea Festival


Fridays & Saturdays

All's Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare

Performances: Fridays & Saturdays at 6pm, July 18-August 16

Venue: Tattoo Field, Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada (outdoors - weather dependent)

Admission: $25/$20 (advance purchase available - includes site admission pass to Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada)

The Curious Case in the Colony:
A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

by Chris Hibbs

Performances: Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, July 11-August 16 

Venue: Newman Wine Vaults on Water Street 

Admission: $25/$20 (advance purchase recommended)


Shake It Up!

by Brendan Kelso

Performances: Saturdays at 11am & 1pm, July 5-August 16

Venue: St. John's Farmers Market (outdoors - weather dependent)

Admission: By donation

Sundays & Mondays

The Taming of the Shrew 

by William Shakespeare

Performances: Sundays & Mondays at 6pm, July 6-August 11

Venue: Bannerman Park (outdoors - weather dependent)

Admission: By donation


by Mark Leiren-Young

Performances: Sundays & Mondays at 8pm, July 20-August 18

Venue: Drawing Room of the Guv'nor Inn

Admission: $25/$20 (advance purchase recommended) 


Tunes and Tales from Pigeon Inlet

Performed by provincial tradition-bearer Kelly Russell

Performances: Mondays, July 7-August 25

Venue: Crow's Nest Officer's Club (19+)

(Water Street, with entrance off of the War Memorial Steps)

Admission: $25/$20 (advance purchase recommended) 

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ShakesBEER in the GUT - Thurs. August 28

Join us for ShakesBEER in the GUT - the return of our popular night of revelry, food and exclusive beer sampling curated by Beer Thief's Mike Buhler, a Certified Cicerone Beer Sommelier and passionate beer lover.

$50 tix pp includes a welcome Quidi Vidi product of your choice before samples of four exclusive imported beers from two international breweries:

Brooklyn Brewery started in 1984 as a partnership between two home brewers looking for better beer in Brooklyn, New York. Brewmaster Garrett Oliver’s beers have won many national and international awards, and his book, The Brewmaster’s Table, has become a favorite among beer connoisseurs and food enthusiasts alike. From Brooklyn, we'll be sampling:

  • Sorachi Ace - a single-hop Farmhouse Saison – 7.6% alc./vol.
  • Local 2 Ale - a Belgian-inspired Dark Abbey Ale – 9.0% alc./vol.

The Meduz Brewery is located in Uzès, France, in the region of Provence west of Avignon. Mike Buhler tasted some of these beers at Mondial du Biere in Montreal in the summer of 2013. These are French beer with a Belgian influence. From here we'll be sampling:

  • Hiver - a dark amber, slight cinnamon flavour – 6.5% alc./vol.
  • Dorée - a clear beer, lightly spiced with bitter orange – 5.0% alc./vol.

Plus a yummy food snacks, live entertainment, door prizes and more!

All in support of the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival, a local charitable theatre company performing in your community since 1993.

Last year's event sold out, so don't delay in purchasing your tickets! 

Brains, Beer and the Bard Trivia Nights in 2014

The Shakespeare by the Sea Festival will continue it's monthly trivia fundraising evenings the second Wednesday of each month at Bitters Pub (located in Feild Hall at 216 Prince Philip Drive, St. John's, NL, A1B 3R5 on the campus of Memorial University).

Hosted by trivia mastermind GEOFF INDER, teams of up to six players compete for a cash prize of up to $150, beer rounds courtesy of Bitters, and door prizes.

Admission is $10 per person available by cash or credit (no debit) at the door. 

Single and double players can be matched to form teams, if desired - we're a friendly bunch! 

The fun begins promptly at 8pm and finishes by 10pm.

Upcoming dates for 2014:
  • Wednesday August 13
All proceeds benefit the work of the annual Shakespeare by the Sea Festival in our community. 


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