• A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Online Premiere
Oct 14 – 31, 2021

Dive into MCB’s unique reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream online for a limited time. All tickets $20.

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Dive into an undersea fantasy inspired by South Florida’s glorious seascape.

Since its premiere in 2016, Miami City Ballet’s reimagining of Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been beloved by audiences and acclaimed by critics. Now, enjoy the online premiere of this “shimmery, shadowy, magical jewel box of a show” (Miami Herald) from the comfort of your home.

You’ll be transported to the ocean floor in this unique vision of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love. See the magically entangled lovers and fairy royalty as you’ve never seen them before – through the creative collaboration of two internationally acclaimed artists: Michele Oka Doner, with her ravishing costumes and sets, and Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney’s dramatic direction.

With music by Mendelssohn, including the immortal Wedding March, the online premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a dazzling spectacle for your family to enjoy together.

“Brilliant choreography, vivid performance. The dancers seem like darting fish in the dark depths…. cinematic.” Miami Herald


George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Felix Mendelssohn
Alexander Iziliaev & Sean Deceunick
Sandra Jennings
Michele Oka Doner
John Hall
Wendall K. Harrington
Tarell Alvin McCraney


*Underwater photo costumes, courtesy of Haydée Morales, are not based on Michele Oka Doner’s original designs for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


How to watch Midsummer

After you have purchased your ticket to the online premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, you will receive an email with a direct link to the video on Thursday, October 14, with access to watch on-demand until Oct 31.

If you purchased a ticket on or after the premiere date, your link will automatically be sent to you in a confirmation email directly after your purchase. Please allow a couple of hours for the confirmation to arrive in your inbox. If you don’t see it, be sure to check your spam folder before contacting our Customer Relations team.

Click here for more information on how to watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream and make the most of your viewing experience. 



Discover More

Click here to download the casting sheet
Miami City Ballet premiere: March 18, 2016, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; Miami, FL.

Click here to download A Midsummer Night’s Dream Storybook
The perfect way to share the story, introduce the characters and capture the imagination of the whole family before you see the show.

Click here to read a synopsis
Also available to download in Spanish and Portuguese.

2021/22 Season Highlights Playlist
Immerse yourself in our undersea fantasy with the Midsummer playlist below, or follow MCB on Spotify.

Watch: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Trailer