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Shakespeare in London

Whether you cry at Shakespeare tragedies, laugh at Shakespeare comedies or just want to experience the Bard's classic works, there's nowhere better than London. Open-air productions of Shakespeare plays in London take place all summer long at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Come rain or shine, Shakespeare London theatre is always taking place. There's even Shakespeare productions in the West End too, including shows from the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican. Some of the best Shakespeare plays in London are happening right now, and you can check out our complete guide to Shakespeare London theatre and beyond.

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10 November 2022 - 4 February 2023

Rulers dominated over their people centuries ago too. And in Henry V, a young monarch wants to assert himself as a global force. Explore what it means to be 'British' in Shakespeare's history play. Watch Henry V at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse today.

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1 December 2022 - 14 January 2023

Hakawati translates from Arabic as a 'storyteller'. And in Hakawatis, the lives of Arabian women are revealed. Hannah Khalil's new play explores ancient tales that are finally reclaimed and retold. Discover more about Hakawatis at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse today.

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19 January 2023 - 15 April 2023

Roman general, Titus Andronicus, refuses to back down. Follow the ruler as he seeks justice in a unique, bloody way. Shakespeare's revenge tragedy pulsates at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Join Titus in his fight. Book Titus Andronicus tickets today.

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9 February 2023 - 16 April 2023

Infidelity, jealousy and potentially life-changing decision making consumes King Leonte's life. Can time be a healer? The Winter's Tale will be told over two stages: Shakespeare's Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, in a Globe first. Join The Winter's Tale in winter and book tickets today.

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15 December 2022 - 31 December 2022

A small fir tree dreams of a wonderful Christmastime. But what will happen when the branches reach the sky? Experience family-friendly seasonal magic in Hans Christian Andersen's festive fairytale, all told in the wooden 'O'. Season's greetings with The Fir Tree tickets at Shakespeare's Globe today.

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22 April 2022 - 23 October 2022

Who will come out on top in this battle of wits? Director Lucy Bailey returns to the Globe for the first time since her critically-acclaimed Titus Andronicus. Shakespeare’s beloved comedy about bickering lovers and misunderstandings is set in the lush gardens of post-war Italy. Experience the magic of an iconic venue with Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe.

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3 May 2022 - 10 September 2022

How far would you go for justice? Shakespeare’s startlingly timely political drama returns to Shakespeare’s Globe for their 25th anniversary season. Julius Caesar wants to be king– or so his best friend Brutus begins to suspect. But how far will Brutus go in the name of justice? Join the crowd at Julius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe today.

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19 May 2022 - 21 October 2022

King Henry VIII needs a divorce… but there’s a lot more to the story than that. Playwright Hannah Khalil reframes Shakespeare’s late play from the perspective of its iconic women. A unique look at the iconic story, originally written shortly after Queen Elizabeth’s death and revised by the Globe’s playwright-in-residence to speak to our times. Don’t miss your chance to see Henry VIII at Shakespeare’s Globe today.

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22 July 2022 - 22 October 2022

A shipwreck provides an opportunity for revenge… or redemption. Shakespeare’s moving final play comes to London’s most iconic venue. Sorcerer Prospero is ready to set in motion a decades-long scheme of revenge against those who wronged him, but the magic of his own island may get in the way. Take the voyage to The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe today.

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28 July 2022 - 21 August 2022

Some of the most famous bad actors in theatre history are back with an all-new play! This delightful family comedy imagines where the players of A Midsummer Night’s Dream went next. You don’t need to be a Shakespeare expert for the whole family to enjoy this delightful display of “good actoring.” Grab your tickets to Midsummer Mechanicals at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse today.

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