Shakespeare's Globe announces 2021 shows, presale tickets are available now

Shakespeare's Globe

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London's world-famous open-air venue reopens to celebrate stories of laughter, tears, nature and more

Shakespeare's Globe is set to reopen for the first time since last spring on Wednesday 19 May 2021. After one of the most isolating and lonely years in global history, The Globe has confirmed its summer season will 'celebrate all that unites us: story, laughter, tears, nature and of course theatre'.

Starting next month the world-famous open-air venue will host productions of Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, The Tempest and As You like it. Presale tickets for the shows are available now. Prices start at £8 and to keep visitors safe, The Globe is assuring theatre-goers they will be following Covid-19 guidance from the See It Safely initiative. The venue will make accommodations for social distancing, staggered arrival times, allocated entrances, pre-ordered drinks, no intervals, and seating in the Yard.

2021 at Shakespeare's Globe:
19 May–30 Oct – A Midsummer Night's Dream
8 Jun–29 Aug – As You Like It
11 Jun–29 Aug – The Tempest
26 Jun–17 Oct – Romeo and Juliet
29 Jul–30 Oct – Twelfth Night

Presale tickets for the Shakespeare's Globe 2021 season are available now. The general sale begins at 10am on Thursday 8 April.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

The Tempest

*Inspired by Elizabethan reports of the West Indies in the 16th Century and imbued with a spirit of magic and superstition, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s tumultuous play of betrayal, love and forgiveness. * Set on a remote and mysterious desert island, a banished father must relinquish control and release his daughter in…

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Fri 22 Jul

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Sat 23 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7401 9919

Tue 26 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7401 9919

…and 37 more dates until 22 Oct

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Open air production of Shakespeare's tale of lovers, nobles and mischievous fairies.

Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity, music and the madness of love, Twelfth Night, finds new life this summer in the Globe Theatre. Illyria is a society in limbo, held captive by loss. Until a sea-drenched stranger arrives and unexpectedly unleashes the chaotic and transformative power of love. Wild, surprising…

Romeo & Juliet

From historic feud to ill-fated union, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet speaks of chance, destiny and fortune, and after some of the most fractious years in recent history, this universal tale finds new significance in 2021. Romeo and Juliet fall in love. Romeo and Juliet die. It’s not a spoiler. It’s written in the…

As You Like It

Shakespeare’s As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of romance and poetry, satire and slapstick. A tale of sibling rivalry, exile, cross-dressing, and misplaced love, it takes travelling to the Forest of Arden for friendships to be formed, and families and lovers to be reunited. #AsYouLikeIt ‘We that are true lovers run…

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT

An oak-and-thatch replica of the Globe Theatre – the Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote the majority of his plays – modern Shakespeare's Globe is an acclaimed theatre that was founded by Sam Wanamaker, located only 230 meters from…