Musicals and Opera (lgbtq+, musical theatre)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Antonio! is a queer punk pirate musical starring Shakespeare’s ultimate love interest. With his band The Fools, Antonio expresses the joys, frustrations, and rebellions of queer love in a world that might not have been quite ready for it. Reframed – and reclaimed – as a hopelessly romantic pirate who can’t help falling in love with the wrong men, Antonio! tells the story of how he inspired Shakespeare to write one of the queerest characters in the canon. An original musical by a team of queer artists from NYC and New Zealand.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Via a door from street level and a lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Rebecca Moessmer 23 days ago

Who doesn’t love queer af punk-rock pirates, Shakespeare, and musicals with a rompish energy – this show has it all. Wonderfully queer, hilarious, boisterous, but also with quite emotional beats and badass songs by a kick-ass band/crew!

Rebecca 31 days ago

5 stars! Feel good show of the Fringe. What a talented bunch of people; we were blown away!

Carolin Wenzel 32 days ago

Queer joy at it’s finest!
All of the actors are just SO talented and you can clearly tell they’re having a good time as well. A show deserving of a much bigger venue next time. If you are lgbtqia+, enjoy musicals, pirates or just having a good time in general - go see Antonio!

Helene Holman 38 days ago

WHAT A SHOW!! So inspiring, epic, beautiful, I'd buy the album I'm a heart beat. An amazing and clever mix of Rock Concert with a Shakespeaian flair. Will have you dancing in your seats, screaming FUCK MONEY at the top of your lungs and feeling super tingly and loved. Now can we talk about the cast - freakingly, extremely talented human beings, the vocals, the comic timing, utter perfection.

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The Smu Reviews (4/5 stars) 28 days ago

A feisty, fun and surprisingly touching, queer take on some well worn stories.

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Theatre Travels 30 days ago

The energy was high, the comedy spot on (special shout out to the portrait of Shakespeare…so good!!), the musicality is strong and the audience clearly was SO into it.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 30 days ago

A joyous piece of theatre that will delight Shakespeare and rock fans alike.

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Butterwort (5/5 stars) 31 days ago

extremely funny, warm and welcoming performance

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West End Best Friend (4/5 stars) 32 days ago

A treasure chest of musical comedy.

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Below the Line (5/5 stars) 40 days ago

This show is so engaging and absolutely bonkers to the highest level

The Stage (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

Joyously chaotic.

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Binge Fringe Reviews (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

Pure queer joy – expressed with energy, comfort, and delight that brings you right into the story. The music is foot-stompingly good, and you’ll be with the silliness of it all right up to the end.

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Theatre Thoughts (3.5/5 stars) 47 days ago

Antonio! is a salty tale and much needed validation for all those tossed on life’s high-seas.

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Lost In Theatreland (3/5 stars) 47 days ago

This is a wonderfully exciting piece of theatre

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