Summer 2020 at the Globe

Discover what’s on in the Globe Theatre this season

14 April – 8 October 2020

Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.

As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.

We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.

We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.

With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.

If   when we meet again, why, we shall smile

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Summer 2020 at Shakespeare’s Globe promises to be full of mythic love and radical transformation.

See what’s on below or read our introductory blog for a full rundown of what’s in store this summer. Read more

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Much Ado About Nothing Play video

Romeo & Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet die. It’s not a spoiler. It’s written in the stars. Fate. Final. Finite. But what if it isn’t?

Twelfth Night

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Welcome to the world of Illyria: a world of joy and loss, hope and grief, change and transformation. Brace yourselves to experience the madness of love as never before.
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

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The war is over. And there’s a new life waiting. Champions of the battlefield are reunited with those they left at home. The future seems hopeful. What could it take for the new world of peace to be threatened?

Antony & Cleopatra

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Shakespeare's experiment with love, power, reputation and regret gets a radical reimagining.

Metamorphoses

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Three resident writers, two directors and 12 actors reimagine Ovid's epic masterpiece exploring the infinite possibilities of human transformation.

Shakespeare Walks

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Conceived by Mark Rylance over 25 years ago, take a walk through Shakespeare's London and, along the way, encounter scenes, speeches and sonnets brought alive by a company of 30 actors

Globe On Tour: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Brawling lovers, a roguish sprite, protective fairies, and a crew of keen amateur actors meet in a forest. What could possibly go wrong?

Globe On Tour: As You Like It

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Cross-dressing, love notes, slapstick and passion. A series of hilarious mistaken identities and mishaps in the Forest of Arden sees new friendships formed, and family and lovers reunited.

Globe On Tour: The Tempest

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Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is set on a remote and mysterious desert island with enchantments and treachery at every turn.

Globe On Tour: Audience Choice

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Be part of something exhilarating! Use your voice, stamp your feet or clap your hands to decide on the night what you will see. Pick between A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Tempest.

The Comedy Store Players

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'The best ad-lib ensemble in the UK' return to the Globe stage for the 23rd year in a row, and they're looking to you, the audience, for suggestions for their sketches and songs.