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) 

Rum Tasting - Thurs. July 24

Shakespeare by the Sea is hosting a very special rum tasting at the historic Queen's Battery on Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada. 

We meet at the Signal Hill Visitor's Centre, just before dusk.

Climbing up the trail together, we will ascend to the Queen's Battery, a stone barracks building erected almost two hundred years ago.

Inside we will gather by lamplight to take our taste buds back in time, sampling a dark rum called Royal Navy Grog, a pirate beverage known as Bumbo, and black rum mixed with tea called Gunfire, which was prominent in the British military during WWII.

Parks Canada Staff in military uniform will host the event and tell the stories of how these rums have been a part of the site's rich seafaring and military history.

Space is limited to 30 participants and tickets $35 in support of the annual Shakespeare by the Sea Festival, a registered charity performing All's Well That Ends Well in the Signal Hill Tattoo Field this summer.

Please note that there will be a 10-15 minute guided, gentle walk from the Signal Hill Visitor's Centre to the Queen's Battery (and back again) to participate in this event. 

Those requiring accessability assistance may contact us at 709-722-7287 to make alternate arrangements to access the site.

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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 July 9
  • Wednesday August 13
All proceeds benefit the work of the annual Shakespeare by the Sea Festival in our community. 


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