Special Events: A Screening of Julie Taymor’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM at Symphony Space: December 13!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most phantasmagorical of all Shakespeare’s plays, featuring fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that’s visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the center of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.

Filmed at Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn during the show’s highly acclaimed 2014 inaugural run for Theatre for a New Audience, with cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award®-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this is an immersive, inventive cinematic experience.


Polonsky Shakespeare Center

“Theatre for a New Audience, under its Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, has devoted more than three decades to conjuring epic landscapes in small spaces.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Founded in 1979 by Jeffrey Horowitz, the mission of Theatre for a New Audience is to develop and vitalize the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama. In 2001, Theatre for a New Audience became the first American theatre invited to bring a production of Shakespeare to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Theatre for a New Audience produces for audiences Off-Broadway and has also toured nationally, internationally and played on Broadway. Learn more about Theatre for a New Audience »

Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center is located in the burgeoning Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, near all major transit lines and the LIRR. For more information about our new home, please click here.

Join Our E-list


360° Viewfinder

Directions to our Theatre

Polonsky Shakespeare Center
262 Ashland Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11217