Live Stream: The Merchant of Venice

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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 on 25 March 2022.

In a society that exploits minorities to keep the majority in power, identity is everything.

When ostracised Jewish moneylender, Shylock, chases a debt he is rightfully owed, it exposes the fault lines of a culture built on religious and moral hypocrisy.

Director Abigail Graham brings together the personal and political in this re-imagining of Shylock’s play.

‘You have among you many a purchased slave,
Which, like your asses and your dogs and mules,
You use in abject and in slavish parts,
Because you bought them’

– Act IV, scene 1


Fri 25 Mar, 7.30PM (GMT) | View in my timezone


Standard £10
Digital Groundling £5

This event takes place online and is live streamed from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time To Be Confirmed

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Terms and conditions
A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online. One ticket per household. Standard tickets from £10 and we kindly ask for an additional donation of £5 or more to help fund our future work. A limited number of £5 Digital Groundling special rate tickets available for every stream.

Part of Winter 2021/22


Everything you need to know about our access offering, including a full list of upcoming access performances for Winter 2021/22.


Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! Sales will end one hour before the stream is due to begin.

You will receive an email the day before the live stream date with a link to access the film.

You will also be able to access this link via the digital events page once you log in to your account.

You may need to refresh the link after the start time. You will also need to click the play button seen on the page.

You have the option to watch with English subtitles – use toggle at the bottom of the player.

Performance times are displayed in Greenwich Mean Time.

You will need a good, reliable internet connection.

Streams are live and not recorded – don’t miss the start time!

Need further support? Head on over to our Live Stream FAQs to find your question.


Introducing The Merchant Of Venice company & creatives.

Abigail Graham

Sarah Beaton