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WATCH.

 Stream Shakespeare plays and performances online from the comfort of your home

There are lots of free and exciting ways to virtually-attend productions online and stay connected to Shakespeare’s Globe at this time when our buildings are temporarily closed.

You can enjoy our YouTube Premieres, follow our Love in Isolation project and support us by renting and buying other films on Globe Player.

HELP SUPPORT OUR BELOVED THEATRE.

We recently temporarily closed our doors to the public until further notice.

As a charity that receives no regular government subsidy, we desperately need your support, more than ever before.

Please donate any amount, small or large, so that we can continue to thrive in the future. You can also purchase a gift voucher to be redeemed against events when we reopen.

DONATE      GIFT VOUCHERS

LOVE IN ISOLATION

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To celebrate Shakespeare’s 456th birthday, we invited artists to perform Shakespeare’s words (quotes, sonnets, soliloquies or even stage directions!) from their place of social distancing.

We hope these words will inspire and comfort you wherever you are.

#LoveInIsolation

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YOUTUBE PREMIERES

The below titles will all be shown for free via our YouTube channel as part of ‘YouTube Premieres’.

Subscribe now to set yourself a reminder for these Premieres. Check back on this page for updated links and release dates.

Films will be available from their Premiere date for 14 days, except the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank productions, which can be streamed until schools reopen.

In return for these free videos, we appreciate any voluntary donations at this time. Your support is critical for our future. Thank you.

DONATE

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (2013)

Monday 15 June, 7.00pm — Sunday 28 June.

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GLOBE TO GLOBE (2012)

Release dates coming soon.

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THE COMPLETE WALK (2016)

Release dates coming soon.

PAST PREMIERES

Previous YouTube Premieres in 2020 included:

Hamlet
Romeo & Juliet
The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Winter’s Tale 

Missed them? Fear not! They are still available to rent and buy on Globe Player.

GLOBE PLAYER

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Whilst various productions are being Premiered for free via YouTube, you can also rent and buy an even larger collection of films (130 to be exact!), to enjoy via our video-on-demand platform, Globe Player.

These downloads are available for a cost – you can also send them to others to enjoy as a gift. As a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we appreciate you using this service and supporting us at this difficult and challenging time.

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ONLINE EVENTS

Explore magic, nature and joy in some of Shakespeare’s most famous stories. Telling Tales Together is our new interactive online events season for kids and their families.

Bringing the Globe’s trademark playfulness to your home, these new interactive online events will include a variety of storytelling and workshop sessions.

Book today and join events from home via Zoom.

BOOK NOW

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BBC iPLAYER FILMS

Two of our productions can currently be streamed for free via BBC iPlayer.

DVDS

The Shakespeare’s Globe shop – which is based on site in London and also online – is temporarily closed at this time.

If you’re looking for an alternative to the digital download options listed above, you can still purchase some of our DVDs via Opus Arte.

Pictured is our 2015 production of Antony & Cleopatra, with Clive Wood and Eve Best, directed by Jonathan Munby.

BROWSE DVDS

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LEARNING RESOURCES

FAQS

‘How do I access YouTube?’ ‘Are the streams live?’ ‘How long will they be available?’

If you have a question about watching a video and can’t find the answer you’re looking for on this page, check out our FAQs.

FAQS

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