Bell Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Bell Shakespeare Company is regarded as one of the world’s foremost contemporary Shakespearean Theatre companies and the Burnie Arts & Function Centre is proud to be presenting The Merchant of Venice in the Theatre on Tuesday 22 August at 7.30 pm.

Money makes the world go around. Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes the value of it.  Love also plays a part. Portia offers it. Bassanio wants it. And Antonio may lose a pound of flesh for it.

This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those that have, and those that don’t. Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, Bell Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice.

This masterfully envisioned production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.

The School Group Booking Discount is only available through the Box Office. Group 20+: $25 each, one free staff ticket for every 20, teachers at student prices. The performance is supported by educational resources with links to the Australian High School Curriculum.

For ticket information, or to become a subscriber please contact the Box Office on 6430 5850 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or visit

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728