Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank: Romeo and Juliet

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Experience a bold new production of Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank: Romeo and Juliet in the Globe Theatre. This fast-paced, 90-minute version is created especially for young people and is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for everyone.

Set in 2024, this is the most famous story about teenagers ever told: their intense passion lights up a world of increasing violence between rival gangs, the Montagues and the Capulets.

Caught in the spiral of hate and revenge, Romeo and Juliet connect across enemy lines. Can they break free of the bloodshed and find hope for a different future?

The Globe’s Director of Education Lucy Cuthbertson (2023 Olivier Award-nominated Midsummer Mechanicals) directs Shakespeare’s timeless story of a broken society’s impact on young lives.

Explore Romeo and Juliet even further with one of our interactive workshops for ages 5 – 8,  9 – 12 and 12+.

Throw your mistemper’d weapons to the ground

Act I, scene 1

Content guidance: This production contains depictions of gang related violence, domestic violence and suicide. It also features the use of stage blood. Please contact the ticketing team on 020 7401 9919 or [email protected] if you would like further details on the play’s content. 


Galleries (Seating) £65 – £25
Standing £5, £10

Half price seated tickets for under 16s

This event is on-site in the Globe Theatre

Running time 90 minutes (no interval)

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Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank is our flagship project for secondary schools. Visit our Teachers’ Page to find out more information.


Representatives from the London Violence Reduction Unit‘s Young People’s Action Group have worked with the company of this year’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Romeo and Juliet (2024), set in the urban heart of present day London. Watch their video exploring themes within the play and explore organisations you can engage with.



Rehearsal trailer (2024)





We provide Access Resources for Audio Described and Relaxed performances.

Audio Introduction & Large Print Introduction (VocalEyes)