The clocks strike midnight and the restaurants and cafes on Bankside are shutting down for the night. But something special is about to happen in our ‘Wooden O’…
Our special Midnight Matinée performances start at 11.59pm, so as the city settles down and fades away to sleep, prepare to be transported into worlds of disguises, forests, shipwrecks and fairies. Revel in the enchanting atmosphere of the Globe under the stars and experience Shakespeare’s plays in a truly unique and magical way.
This summer there are three opportunities to see a Midnight Matinée starting on the night of the Summer Solstice on 21 June with Audience Choice which allows you, the audience, to decide in the moment what it is you want to see. Choose between The Comedy of Errors, Pericles or Twelfth Night.
The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve,
Lovers, to bed; ‘tis almost fairy time.
— A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act V, scene 1