Twelfth Night

Did not make it to the Pop-Up Globe this year? - fear not! Fresh from the other side of the world we bring our gift to you in the shape of the charming comedy that is "Twelfth Night" If you and your family are considering an ideal summer getaway - a paradise awaits.

It's called Illyria, and will materialize in all its fabulous glory on the ATEC stage. Come be shipwrecked with us in an enchanted, song and dance filled land of Celtic charm. This sweet alternative reality deploys a cast of young actors whose delivery of Shakespeare is simply perfect.
The story finds the clever Viola shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria, separated from her beloved twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes is lost at sea. She dresses herself as a boy to serve the self loving Orsino, leading to a big, bright ball of confusion. Irresistibly full of song and dance the show asks us to "see through the eyes of another, hear through the ears of somebody else"

Seeing through the eyes of another is what theatre is all about, so come and see Twelfth Night through the eyes of our young actors and judge for yourself why, in this our Gala Year we are proud to celebrate 10 years of producing 'outstanding young people's theatre'.

Groundling tickets note :
Celebrating 10 years we are offering $10 (plus fees and limited to 40) groundling tickets. An opportunity to experience Shakespeare exactly as the People of his time would have done by standing. But we are cheating a little and you are welcome to bring a cushion if you like. Be taken back to the 17th century and enjoy this unique party on the floor of our Atec Globe. Go on give your imagination a fantastic night out!

More Information O'Reilly Auditorium
Seating Tickets are Reserved Seating | Groundling Tickets Standing are General Admission

Please note, when purchasing online you will be allocated the next best available seats. If you wish to get a specific seat please contact box Office.

Ticket Prices (+ Service Fees)
Adults $27
Children $18
Groundlings $10 (Limited to 40)

Please call 03 3072010 if you require wheelchair seating.

Venue open one hour prior to the performances for Box Office pick ups and tickets sales (subject to availability).
Venue opens: 1pm
Show starts: 2pm
Interval: yes

Camera/video use is NOT permitted during shows. Mobile phones must be switched off/ silenced.

A selection of confectionery items/ ice-creams/coffee is sold plus full bar service from 1 hour before shows and during intermission. Eftpos available. (No cash out sorry)

Only food and drink purchased at the Event Centre is to be consumed on the premises. Only food and drinks in a plastic vessel can be taken into the theatre.

The Event Centre is a smokefree venue. A smoking area is assigned at the rear entrance of the building where ashtrays are provided.

Address: Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 211A Wills Street, Ashburton 7700

Free parking at rear of the Event Centre, Neumans Tyres (after hours only) and in the old Polytechnic Carpark by the Balmoral Hall (only 200m away).
Please refrain from using cinema car parking as the cinema may have your vehicle clamped.

Tickets to all shows and events at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, must be purchased from our official ticketing partner "TicketDirect" or at the Event Centre Box Office to ensure your tickets are valid. Any tickets purchased through a third party or unauthorised seller may result in your tickets being void, restricting your eventual access into the event.
Ticket Pricing (NZD)
  • Groundling
  • Standing
  • Reserved Seating
  • Adult
  • Child
*All prices include applicable taxes


The following fees may apply:

  • A per ticket service fee.
  • $5.00 Per transaction for pickup tickets.
  • $8.00 Per transaction for NZ courier deliveries.
  • $12.00 Per transaction for NZ rural deliveries.
  • A fee from 2.88 % will apply on the total value of all electronic transactions including credit and debit cards.
Additional Disclaimers

No refunds or exchanges on any ticket price except as required by Law.

All Prices and all Other Charges are Inclusive of all taxes, if any.