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Join us this summer as we explore the past, present and future of our ‘scepter’d isle’ through the prism of Shakespeare’s history plays.

Our summer-long festivities will scrutinise our national myths and the stories that we tell about ourselves.

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Watch our Summer season trailer. Did you know? We have 700 tickets at £5 available for every Globe Theatre performance.

Henry V

Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s iconic depiction of patriotism, warfare and faith. Can the English ‘band of brothers’ overcome their French foes at Agincourt?

Henry IV Part 1

Globe Theatre
As King Henry IV prepares to defend his crown in the face of Hotspur’s rebellion, his son, Hal, can’t tear himself away from Falstaff and the taverns of Eastcheap...

Henry IV Part 2

Globe Theatre
The king lies dying and the country continues to tear itself apart. Comedy and tragedy intertwine as Prince Hal prepares to accept the crown. But what will become of his old friend Falstaff?

The Comedy of Errors

Globe Theatre
Estranged twins, mistaken identity and sorcery combine to create all sorts of theatrical chaos.

Twelfth Night

Globe Theatre
A shipwreck leaves twins seeking refuge in a new land. Combining cruelty with comedy, this play features some of Shakespeare’s most exquisite poetry and songs.


Globe Theatre
The first of Shakespeare’s late romances is imbued with music, miracles and the constant presence of the sea.

Audience Choice

Globe Theatre
An experience like no other. For five performances only, it will be up to you to vote for which of our three touring productions you want to see. The rules are simple: the loudest cheer wins!

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Globe Theatre
Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his fortunes by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford, but he doesn’t know what they’ve got in store for him in Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s evergreen comedy is a tale of order and chaos, love and fantasy. Join us as we continue our summer-long journey to discover ‘the merry wanderer’ in us all.

Bartholomew Fair

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is transformed into London’s most notorious fair this summer. Leave your morals at the door and lose yourself in our carnival of excess…

As You Like It

Globe Theatre
Our critically acclaimed production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies returns to the Globe Theatre this summer.