Events at the Botanic Gardens

The Gardens are a magical venue for public events and can also cater for your private events or ceremonies.

MACBETH with Essential Theatre

Rescheduled due to fire activity.

We will be happy to offer a refund to any ticket holders who are unable to attend on the new date. Please contact or


Saturday, April 18, 2020, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Under the setting sun, in the grounds of the beautiful Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, Essential Theatre takes you on the thrilling and dark journey that is Shakespeare's Macbeth.

"Fair is foul, and foul is fair"

Eurobodalla Shire Council are proud to bring Essential Theatre back to the Botanic Garden for a magical night in their 18th summer of touring Shakespeare's classics. These passionate theatre makers re-interpret the classic texts for modern audiences, delivering vibrant and engaging productions. Whether you're new to the work of Essential Theatre or a regular audience member you are guaranteed a night to remember.

In a time where people are hooked on Game of Thrones and Black Mirror, where political ambition drives decisions at any cost, Essential Theatre take it back to where it all began. Macbeth promises to be raw, edgy and entertaining.

Tempted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches, and encouraged by his power hungry wife, Macbeth will do anything to be King. He is quickly lead into a nightmarish world of evil and deceit as he tries to murder his way to the throne of Scotland. Shakespeare's rousing tragedy is filled with ferocious battles, supernatural horrors, stunning language, and some of the Bard's most vivid characters.

In case of rain you will be notified of a change of venue to Batemans Bay High School. The show will go on.

Macbeth is an outdoor picnic performance.
The Garden is a No-Bin Zone.
Please take away all you bring with you.

The entrance will be open at 5:30pm, the performance will commence at 6:30pm.

All tickets are $45.





What happens if it rains?
In the event of bad weather, the venue will be changed to Batemans Bay High School. You will be notified of this on the afternoon of the performance via the address you have provided on ticket purchase. The show will go on.

What are my parking options at the venue?
There is plenty of parking at the Garden, simply follow the signs from the highway.

What time can I enter the venue?
Gates open at 5:30pm, there will be no admission into the Garden before this time.

Can I reserve my spot at the performance space before the Garden closes at 4pm?
No. All visitors to the Garden are required to exit with their belongings at 4pm. The venue will reopen at 5:30 for this event.

What time will the performance start?
The performance begins at 6:30pm.

What can I bring into the event?
BYO blankets, chairs, food, wine and beverages - coffee is available at the gardens. Insect repellent is advisable.

I would like to bring my children, is there a concession price?
Although children are welcome at this event there is no concession ticket price.

What's the refund policy?
We will not issue refunds for this event. If you are unable to attend the show, you may give or sell your ticket to another person. This person must bring the printed ticket with them to the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact Coordinator Creative arts Development for further information on 02 4474 1061.

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