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Special performances in the Globe Theatre that begin at 11.59pm

Revel in the enchanting atmosphere of the Globe under the stars and experience Shakespeare’s plays in a truly unique and magical way.

As the city settles down and fades away to sleep, something special is about to happen in our wooden ‘O’. Prepare to be transported into worlds of choices, forests, love and tragedy.

There are two Midnight Matinée performances in Summer 2022 – Julius Caesar and Much Ado About Nothing.  Find out more about the productions themselves below.


This event is on-site in the Globe Theatre

Start time 11.59pm

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Part of Summer 2022

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The Midnight Matinées in Summer 2022 take place on Saturday 13 August (Julius Caesar) and Saturday 19 August (Much Ado about Nothing).

‘A great London experience that everyone should do at least once…’

— Time Out, 2019



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Julius Caesar

Globe Theatre
This Summer, Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar takes on new relevance in the Globe, and on tour across the UK.
Someone is lying on grass and their legs are poking out from under a silver, shiny curtain and they are surrounded by balloons

Much Ado About Nothing

Globe Theatre
The Globe is transformed into a riotous garden party for a new production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Lucy Bailey.