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    What's New

    Find out what's just been announced, what's opening soon, which shows have cast and creative updates, and more.

    This Month

    On Tour

    West End

    • Farinelli and the King

      Farinelli and the King

      Playing at the Duke of York's Theatre, London
      14 September - 5 December 

      more info

    Winter in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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    Globe Theatre

    Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole's final summer season explores the theme 'Justice & Mercy'. Season opens 23 April.

    Explore our previous productions in the Discovery Space

    2015 Season

    On Tour

    • Romeo & Juliet

      On tour around the UK

      more info 

     

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    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

    Our new candlelit indoor theatre.

    The Playhouse is located on the Globe site and is accessed through the main foyer.

    Plays & Opera

    Concerts by Candlelight

    • John Williams

      John Williams 

      5, 6, 14, 15, 20, 21 June

      more info book now

    • Handel: the first Messiah

      All the Angels: Handel and The First Messiah 

      By Nick Drake
      26 & 27 June, 3 - 6 July

      more info book now

    • Kreutzer vs Kreutzer

      Kreutzer vs Kreutzer 

      12 & 13 July

      more info book now

    • The Death of King Arthur

      The Death of King Arthur 

      Performed by Simon Armitage
      14 & 15 July

      more info book now

    • Angela Hewitt

      Angela Hewitt 

      1, 3, 23 & 24 August

      more info book now

    • Arcangelo

      Arcangelo: Lachrimae with Anna Prohaska 

      2 August

      more info book now

    • Shostakovich

      Shostakovich 

      The Complete Quartets
      Carducci String Quartet
      9 August

      more info book now

    • Martin Hayes with Brooklyn Rider

      Martin Hayes with Brooklyn Rider 

      18 August

      more info book now

    • The Voice and the Echo

      The Voice and the Echo 

      29 August, 4, 5 & 9 September

      more info book now

    • Alamire

      Alamire: Anne Boleyn's Songbook 

      13 & 14 September

      more info book now

    • Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene: The Image of Melancholy 

      20 September

      more info book now

    • Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene: Alehouse 

      21 September

      more info book now

    • Courtney Pine & Zoe Rahman

      London Jazz Festival
      14 November

      more info

    • Alfredo Rodriguez

      London Jazz Festival
      15 November

      more info

    • Avi Avital: Between Worlds

      Avi Avital: Between Worlds

      23 November

      more info

    • The English Concert: Burney's Journeys: The Grand Tour

      The English Concert: Burney's Journeys: The Grand Tour

      6 December

      more info

    • James Joyce's The Dead read by Aidan Gillen

      James Joyce's The Dead read by Aidan Gillen

      14 - 28 December

      more info

    • Exquisite Love: Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin

      Exquisite Love: Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin

      3 & 4 January

      more info

    • Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins

      Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins

      11 January - 13 February

      more info

    • The Viennese Salon: City Of London Sinfonia with Dame Felicity Lott

      The Viennese Salon

      City Of London Sinfonia with Dame Felicity Lott
      24 January

      more info

    • Roderick Williams: Schwanengesang

      Roderick Williams: Schwanengesang

      1 February

      more info

    • Quartets for the End of Time: With The Chilingirian Quartet

      Quartets for the End of Time: With The Chilingirian Quartet

      22 February

      more info

    • Show of Hands: Folk by Oak and Candlelight

      Show of Hands: Folk by Oak and Candlelight

      7 & 8 April

      more info

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    Concerts by Candlelight

    Our programme of music concerts by candlelight performed in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse throughout the year.

    The Playhouse is located on the Globe site and is accessed through the main foyer.

    • John Williams

      John Williams 

      5, 6, 14, 15, 20, 21 June

      more info book now

    • Handel: the first Messiah

      All the Angels: Handel and The First Messiah 

      By Nick Drake
      26 & 27 June, 3 - 6 July

      more info book now

    • Kreutzer vs Kreutzer

      Kreutzer vs Kreutzer 

      12 & 13 July

      more info book now

    • The Death of King Arthur

      The Death of King Arthur 

      Performed by Simon Armitage
      14 & 15 July

      more info book now

    • Angela Hewitt

      Angela Hewitt 

      1, 3, 23 & 24 August

      more info book now

    • Arcangelo

      Arcangelo: Lachrimae with Anna Prohaska 

      2 August

      more info book now

    • Shostakovich

      Shostakovich 

      The Complete Quartets
      Carducci String Quartet
      9 August

      more info book now

    • Martin Hayes with Brooklyn Rider

      Martin Hayes with Brooklyn Rider 

      18 August

      more info book now

    • The Voice and the Echo

      The Voice and the Echo 

      29 August, 4, 5 & 9 September

      more info book now

    • Alamire

      Alamire: Anne Boleyn's Songbook 

      13 & 14 September

      more info book now

    • Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene: The Image of Melancholy 

      20 September

      more info book now

    • Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene: Alehouse 

      21 September

      more info book now

    • Courtney Pine & Zoe Rahman

      London Jazz Festival
      14 November

      more info

    • Alfredo Rodriguez

      London Jazz Festival
      15 November

      more info

    • Avi Avital: Between Worlds

      Avi Avital: Between Worlds

      23 November

      more info

    • The English Concert: Burney's Journeys: The Grand Tour

      The English Concert: Burney's Journeys: The Grand Tour

      6 December

      more info

    • James Joyce's The Dead read by Aidan Gillen

      James Joyce's The Dead read by Aidan Gillen

      14 - 28 December

      more info

    • Exquisite Love: Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin

      Exquisite Love: Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin

      3 & 4 January

      more info

    • Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins

      Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins

      11 January - 13 February

      more info

    • The Viennese Salon: City Of London Sinfonia with Dame Felicity Lott

      The Viennese Salon

      City Of London Sinfonia with Dame Felicity Lott
      24 January

      more info

    • Roderick Williams: Schwanengesang

      Roderick Williams: Schwanengesang

      1 February

      more info

    • Quartets for the End of Time: With The Chilingirian Quartet

      Quartets for the End of Time: With The Chilingirian Quartet

      22 February

      more info

    • Show of Hands: Folk by Oak and Candlelight

      Show of Hands: Folk by Oak and Candlelight

      7 & 8 April

      more info

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    Globe Theatre On Tour

    Shakespeare's Globe has been touring productions around the world since 2007. Find out where we're currently on tour. 

    world tour

    • Hamlet

      Hamlet

      Globe to Globe
      A two-year tour to every country in the world

      23 April 2014 - 23 April 2016

      more info

    On Tour in 2015

    • Romeo & Juliet

      On tour around the UK

      more info 

    • Much Ado About Nothing

      Performing at the Globe and on tour

      more info 

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    West End

    The critically-acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe sold-out production of Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance transfers to the West End for a strictly limited run.

    On sale

    • Farinelli and the King

      Farinelli and the King

      Playing at the Duke of York's Theatre, London
      14 September - 5 December

      more info

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    Globe To Globe

    An international celebration of Shakespeare at the Globe and around the world.

    Hamlet tour

    • Hamlet

      A two-year tour to every country in the world
      23 April 2014 - 23 April 2016

      more info

    Globe to Globe 2015

    • Richard III

      Performed in Mandarin
      20 July - 25 July

      more info 

    • Macbeth

      Performed in Cantonese
      17 August - 23 August

      more info 

    Archive

    • Globe to Globe 2012 Festival

      21 April - 9 June 2012

      more info

    • King Lear

      Performed in Belarusian with scene synopses in English
      23 - 28 September 2013

      more info

    • Indian Tempest

      Performed in English, Malayalam, French and Sanskrit
      29 July - 3 August 2013

      more info

    • As You Like It

      Performed in Georgian with scene synopses in English
      6 - 11 May 2013

      more info

    • Venus & Adonis

      Performed in English, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, SeSotho, Setswana and Afrikaans
      29 April - 4 May 2013

      more info

    • All's Well That Ends Well

      All's Well That Ends Well

      Performed in Gujarati
      5 - 10 May 2014

      more info

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

      A Midsummer Night's Dream

      Performed in British Sign Language
      2 - 7 June 2014

      more info

    • Punishment Without Revenge

      Punishment Without Revenge

      Performed in Spanish
      1 - 6 September 2014

      more info 

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    Globe On Screen

    Experience Globe Theatre productions captured in high definition with Globe On Screen, in cinemas, online and on DVD.

    The Globe On Screen 2015 cinema series will be screened in select countries worldwide from February.

    Cinema

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      The duchess of malfi

      In cinemas from 26 February

      more info

    • Titus thumbnail

      Titus andronicus

      In cinemas from 26 March

      more info

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      julius caesar

      In cinemas from 30 April

      more info

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      antony and cleopatra

      In cinemas from 4 June

      more info

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      the comedy of errors

      In cinemas from 25 June

      more info

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      The Tempest 

      Screening in selected cinemas in Canada, Australia & New Zealand

      more info

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      Macbeth 

      Screening in selected cinemas in Canada, Australia & New Zealand

      more info

    • Dream thumbnail

      A Midsummer Night's Dream 

      Screening in selected cinemas in Canada, Australia & New Zealand

      more info

    Online and DVDs

    • Globe Player

      Globe Player

      Over 50 Shakespeare productions to buy or rent on demand

      more info

    • DVDs - Shop Online

      Purchase DVDs from our online shop

      more info

    Festival Screenings

    • A Summer Hamlet

      Screenings worldwide

      more info

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    Special Events

    Our special events offer you the chance to experience the works of Shakespeare in a variety of ways. See a Globe Theatre production at Midnight, a 'Read not Dead' 'performance with script' from Globe Education or to become a Friend of the Globe and meet the cast.

    Special events

    Friends & Patrons Events

    You've watched the play, now meet the cast. Throughout the year there are opportunities for Friends of Shakespeare's Globe to meet the actors and hear about their experience of working at the Globe. You might even learn some backstage secrets.

    Globe Education Events

    Our summer season explores the works that inspired Shakespeare as well as the works and people who have, in turn, been inspired by him.  

     

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