Shakespeare's Globe

Tour locations

Chilham Castle, Kent
Friday 25 – Sunday 27 May
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Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor
Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 June
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Campos Eliseos Theater, Bilbao, Spain
Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 June
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Auditorio Niemeyer Avilés, Spain
Saturday 16 June 
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Teatros del Canal, Madrid, Spain
Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 June
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The Shakespeare Festival, Neuss, Germany
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Art Carnuntum, Austria
Friday 29 June - Sunday 1 July

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire
Thursday 5 - Sunday 8 July
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Brighton Open Air Theatre
Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 July
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Oxford Bodleian Library Quad
Wednesday 18 - Sunday 29 July
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Doddington Hall, Lincoln
Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 August
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Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick 
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 August 
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More venues to be announced. 
Booking dates, prices and details vary by venue. Please check at time of booking.

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Shakespeare's Globe On Tour

We will be taking Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice on tour to various venues across the world.

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25 May - 29 July 2018

Touring UK and international venues

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William Shakespeare 

Brendan O’Hea

Andrew D Edwards

Bill Barclay

Siân Williams


Luke Brady

Steffan Cennydd

Cynthia Emeagi

Sarah Finigan

Colm Gormley

Russell Layton

Rhianna McGreevy

Jacqueline Phillps

Taking the Globe on the Road

‘Thy frank election make’ 

All’s Well That Ends Well, Act II, scene 3


How did a company tour in Shakespeare’s day? We know that when the theatres closed, a small group of actors, juggling a variety of roles in three or four plays from their extensive repertoire, would leave London and head off on tour. We also know that the choice of play or entertainment was left to the most powerful person of the household.

So, following in the tradition of our resident playwright, and in a first for Shakespeare’s Globe, between May and September 2018 a company of eight actors will offer audiences a choice of three plays: The Merchant of VeniceThe Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night. They will perform all three at the Globe before setting out on a national and international tour. And also in keeping with tradition – and with thrilling unpredictability – the choice of play will be put back into the hands of the most powerful members of the house: the audience.

Brendan O’Hea, director, actor, and passionate education practitioner, has previously performed in a number of productions at Shakespeare’s Globe including Cymbeline (2015), Measure for Measure(2015), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014), and Henry V (2012).

‘The combination of Shakespeare, the Globe and touring ticks every box for me. The chance to share those glorious words and my experience of playing that beautiful theatre with audiences throughout the world excites me beyond measure. And I’m relishing the opportunity to direct three of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in a unique and unpredictable presentation.’
Brendan O’Hea

Also performing at Shakespeare's Globe

Join us in the Globe Theatre at the start and end of the world tour to watch one of the three plays on a specific date, or attend one of the weekend performances where the Globe audience will choose the play.
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