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Something wicked this way comes... watch Macbeth for free in your school

  Our 2022 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth is available to watch for free in classrooms around the world

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Is there anything better than watching Shakespeare in performance? We’re thrilled to make our 2022 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth available to watch, for free, to schools around the world, to make teaching and learning a little easier!

An actor wearing brown rags and a fur cloak, with an animal antler headpiece, holds a wooden staff on the Globe Theatre stage, looking up at the audience sat in the circular Galleries around them.

Our 2022 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth will be available to watch, for free, to schools around the world. Photographer: Marc Brenner

One of the most impactful and longest running cultural education projects in the UK, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank is our flagship project for secondary and post-16 further education students. Supported by Deutsche Bank as part of Born To Be, their global youth engagement programme which aims to help young people prepare for the future and unlock their potential, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank sees Shakespeare’s plays adapted in to fast-paced productions with young people in mind.

After the success of our previous streams to schools over the last three years, we know how vital it is for students to have free access to filmed staged productions to support their understanding of Shakespeare. A psychological thriller examining the dangers of political ambition, Macbeth is a full-scale, fast-paced 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre, and is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare and his works.

What’s more, if you have D/deaf and hard of hearing students, this stream features integrated British Sign Language, enhancing the poetry, richness and beauty of Shakespeare’s language – furthermore, an audio described version will also be available!

A bold and eerie graphic illustration uses block shapes to make three stick-like people who hold their yellow arms up in the air and stare with red eyes

Schools around the world will be able to stream Macbeth until 31 December 2022.

  How do I watch Macbeth?

Schools across the UK and the world can get their free access to the Macbeth film. You’ll be redirected to a page containing a link to the film and the password needed to access it – make a note of both, and keep these in a safe place!

The link can be shared with your students, so that your classes can have separate access to the film from their own homes.

Macbeth is available for education groups to watch from 20 June to 31 December 2022.

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Our partnership with Deutsche Bank goes beyond just performances. This September 2022 we’ll also be continuing our professional development (CPD) courses for teachers online. Our three-hour dynamic workshop goes hand-in-hand with our Macbeth film, and offers the opportunity to explore strategies for unlocking Shakespeare’s famous text and to develop a practical toolkit.

What’s more, we’re also offering a series of storytelling sessions and workshops for Primary, Secondary and International schools to support this film, that bring this famous tragic tale to life.

Furthermore, we have a host of free resources for Macbeth online to support GCSE and A-Level curricula, that will not only be available during the run of the film, but that will be freely available in the years to come. Our previous award-winning resources for past Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank projects are also still available. Explore key themes, characters, language, blogs and more to unlock a deeper understanding of some of Shakespeare’s most studied plays.

Woman in blue gown and crown facing forward, man wearing crown in the background

We have a host of free resources for Macbeth online to support GCSE and A-Level curricula: Explore key themes, characters, language, blogs and more to unlock a deeper understanding of the play. Photographer: Ellie Kurttz.

As ever, we’ll be sure to continue to look for ways to make our resources, research and workshops relevant and accessible to you all going forwards, so be sure to sign up to our Teachers mailing list and join our Facebook group for all the latest news and resources.


Our Playing Shakespeare with Deustche Bank production of Macbeth is available to watch until 31 December 2022.