Winter 2021/22

19 November 2021 – 9 April 2022

As we slowly emerge from a period of deep change and challenge, Winter 2021/22 at Shakespeare’s Globe continues our endeavour to bring us together in a shared exploration of who we are, why we are and what on earth we can do about it.

From three thrilling productions of some of Shakespeare’s most thought-provoking plays, to a new family-friendly Christmas show and a packed programme of Half Term events for young people and their grownups, we’re exploring big questions with plenty of heart, lots of humour and heaps of humanity.

Winter 2021/22 at the Globe

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PERFORMANCES

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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LIVE STREAMS

Hello world, we’re coming to you live from Shakespeare’s Globe!

Throughout Winter 2021/22, we’ll be live streaming performances of Measure for Measure, Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice on select dates straight to you at home, to ensure that while travel restrictions continue we are still able to bring our work to everyone, no matter where you are in the world.

Ticket prices start at just £5 per household with an option to donate on top. Popcorn, slippers and pyjamas also optional.

FAMILY EVENT

COMING SOON...

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IN CONVERSATION

In Conversation invites you to go deeper into Shakespeare’s works and discover more about his plays’ history, context, politics and power.

These pre-recorded conversations are a platform for thinkers, writers and artists to share their knowledge about Shakespeare’s works. Discussions available for Measure for Measure, Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice.

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

A series of mini documentaries looking at how each play in the season can help us explore the social, political and cultural issues of our modern world.

These digital discussion events are designed to enable in-depth conversations about the plays in our season. They give you access to conversations that may not normally be available by simply watching the play or reading programme notes.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

ALL EVENTS

50 Women in Theatre

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
50 Women In Theatre is a new book which celebrates early female pioneers and legends through to the rule breakers and women in theatre today.

Measure for Measure

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Shakespeare's powerful and darkly comic Measure for Measure comes to thrilling life in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

The Fir Tree

Globe Theatre
Join us under the wintry sky in our glorious wooden 'O' for a magical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Fir Tree.

Measure for Measure: Live Stream

At Home
Shakespeare’s tale of injustice and inequality, Measure for Measure, is live streamed direct from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 7 January 2022.

Hamlet

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Go inside the mind of Shakespeare's grief stricken prince as Hamlet is performed in the intimate confines of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time, directed by Sean Holmes.

Hamlet: Live Stream

At Home
Shakespeare's intense Hamlet is live streamed from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 11 February 2022.

The Merchant Of Venice

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Shakespeare’s complex exploration of prejudice, patriarchy and capitalism. Director Abigail Graham, brings together the personal and political in this re-imagining of Shylock’s play.

The Merchant Of Venice: Live Stream

At Home
Experience Shakespeare's complex exploration of prejudice, patriarchy and capitalism, The Merchant of Venice, from wherever you are in the world with a live streamed performance direct from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.