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

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Our faithful friends, we miss you already.


“Whilst our doors are closed, our hearts and mind and imaginations are very much open,” Michelle Terry, Artistic Director. Pictured: Emilia, Globe Theatre, 2018.

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.

Two actors engage in a sword fight on stage

Our 2018 production of Hamlet is available to watch on Globe Player. Production photography by Tristram Kenton.

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.

A cloaked man raises his hand to a lit candle.

Macbeth, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. Photography: Johan Persson.

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.

An actor has balloons spelling congrats above him while confetti showers the stage

Macbeth 2020, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank. Photographer: Ellie Kurttz.

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.

Have a virtual tour of the Globe Theatre.

Keep in touch

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The words: when we meet again, why, we shall smile

‘When we meet again, why, we shall smile.’ William Shakespeare