In Athens, two lovers are crossed by an angry father who wants his daughter to marry with a man in which she does not love. The angry father, Egeus, and the Duke of Athens, Theseus present an ultimatum, marry Demetrius, live the life of a nun, or die.
Hermia and Lysander are brave enough to dismiss the idea of leaving eachother. Lysander comes up with a plan to run away to his aunt's house to be in love. The plan falls into place and the lovers run off.
Little did the couple know that this amazing plan would only lead to multiple conflicts. The servant to the fairy king, Puck, is ordered by the king to fix the mess between the four Athenians. He tries to do so by putting a love potion in Demetrius' eyes. Instead, he accidentally puts it in Lysander's eyes who wakes up to Helena, the woman in love with Demetrius.
With another problem on their hands, Puck and the fairy king, Oberon, decide that they need to fix it. To do so, Puck is given an antidote for the love potion and all he has to do is put it in Lysander's eyes for him to fall back in love with Hermia. The antidote makes it to his eyes and the Athenians are in love.
Hippolyta, Theseus, and Egeus come across the four in the forest. They are very surprised by how things turned out for them, but Theseus offers a triple wedding for all of them.
All of these problems seem irrelevant to the Athenians as the wedding is closed with a play performed by townspeople. The play is Pyramus and Thisbe which is ironic to be performed at a wedding. In the end, everyone is in love with the one they should be in love with, and everyone is happy.