Let us stay connected till we meet again
Whilst we sadly can’t see each other in person, you can engage with Shakespeare’s Globe in one of many other, digital ways
Our faithful friends, we miss you already.
On Wednesday 18 March 2020, following the UK Government’s official guidance, Shakespeare’s Globe made the difficult but responsible decision to close doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.
Whilst parting is – of course – such sweet sorrow, we will be trying our best over the coming weeks to ensure that you still feel connected to all things Shakespeare’s Globe. We’re currently exploring new ways to reach out to you and will have more news to share with you next week. In the meantime, we’ve shared some ideas below of how to currently engage with what we do.
On a separate note, if you haven’t already, please read about our recent request for donations – we need your support more than ever before.
Watch productions online
We may not be meeting by moonlight within our wooden O but you can virtually attend productions via our streaming platform.
Our video-on-demand service Globe Player gives you access to over 60 theatre shows available to watch from your own homes.
Productions include Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry in Twelfth Night, Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, and Michelle Terry in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Read articles on our blog
Often, for your mental health, it’s important to get a daily dose of media that isn’t necessarily related to what’s going on in the world right now.
Here on our website, our blog shares stories on Shakespeare, his contemporaries and more.
Check out our podcast
During this quiet time, our podcast will continue to broadcast. We’re cooking up some new conversations right now – you can subscribe via your usual podcast platform.
Have a listen through previous episodes, where we explore the themes behind our work, discuss Shakespeare’s impact and ask questions about programming, gender, race and more.
Access educational resources online
Sadly due to closure, our run of Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank’s Macbeth was interrupted. The good news is that, for those continuing their learning of the play from home or elsewhere, is that all resources are still available to download online. From tasks and challenges, like designing a sets, costumes and posters, to exploring themes, characters and more, our online site tells all.
Keeping young people’s minds active from home? There are hundreds of free learning resources via Teach Shakespeare. And for University students, check out our new online research catalogue.
Step inside and explore our virtual tour
Our 360 degrees online tour and app allow you to view the Globe Theatre without actually stepping foot in our building.
Photos, videos and audible wonder will guide you along the way. Our virtual tour is completely free – we ask for any donations in return if you can.
Keep in touch
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