The troupe is performing in this year’s Dunedin Fringe Festival.
Director Laura Irish said the group was eager to perform and wanted to find a safe alternative to traditional performances.
After two years of "constant cancellations" the actors were "a bit over it".
The idea of performing in a backyard came to her when she was looking at her deck and realised it was bigger than some stages she had been on.
She held the first show at her home and found people loved it.
Soon "what if I held a show in my garden?" became "what if I held a show in everyone’s gardens?" Ms Irish said.
They had performed in about 35 private and 4 public gardens so far.
They would still be performing at Larnach Castle on Saturday and the Opera House gardens on Sunday.
Their act was a full two-hour performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was the "perfect" play for a garden setting, as it was accessible to those new to Shakespeare.
It was also a very "silly" and "joyful" show which could easily be enjoyed on a picnic blanket outdoors.
That was not the only unconventional aspect of the show, however.
The actors for the show also played music and had brought a modern twist to the classic play.
Folk variations of popular music were played throughout the show, including a cover of Britney Spears’ Toxic featuring a harmony of kazoos, she said.
After the festival the group would make its way around the country for a handful more shows before taking its performance to the US for a tour.