- Curtain rises on Sydney Shakespeare Festival next month

December 19, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Anyone with a love for classic theatre should be sure not to miss the annual Sydney Shakespeare Festival.

The event, which runs from January 6th to February 27th 2011, will see the organisers put on the Bard's famous plays A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet.

These will be performed on concurrent nights, with each set to take to the stage 16 times throughout the course of the festival.

Describing the first of these two works, the team behind the occasion said audience members can expect to witness a romantic comedy that contains "whopping doses of whimsy, mischief, silliness, magic and misunderstandings".

Performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream will run from 20:00 to 22:15 local time including a ten-minute interval, with this production chosen for the festival's opening night.

Romeo and Juliet, meanwhile, will first be staged on January 8th, with the curtains scheduled to rise at 20:00 and fall at 22:30 - again incorporating a break between the acts.

Tourists planning a stay in the last minute accommodation Sydney has available between these dates can pick up tickets for A$29, while kids aged 12 and under get in free.

The plays will be put on outdoors at Bicentennial Park at the Glebe Foreshore, with the organisers advising Jubilee and Rozelle Bay are the nearest light rail stations.

For more information on this event, visit the Sydney Shakespeare Festival website or contact the organisers on (+61) 2 9319 2444. recommends an array of Sydney accommodation, such as the Sheraton On The Park Sydney and Metro Hotel on Pitt Sydney.

Editors Notes: is part of B2C sector of TUI Travel PLC's Accommodation and Destination Division. Also within this sector are and is the UK's leading online accommodation site offering late availability deals in over 37,000 properties worldwide, ranging from bed and breakfasts to five star luxury hotels. offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book online or by phone 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance whatever time, whatever day. No other accommodation site offers this flexibility. arms customers with information to help them choose the right hotel. Users can read from over 540,000 true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through and actually stayed at the hotel. is the first online site to use VisitBritain's official national classification system to rate its hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. This ensures customers know the standards of quality they can expect when making a reservation.

To view, please see