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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 take place all summer long at Shakespeare’s Globe including As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest. There's even Shakespeare productions in the West End too, with shows from the Royal Shakspeare Company. Some of the best of the Bard's word is always on display in London. If you don't know where to start, check out our complete guide to all the Shakespeare shows in London and beyond.

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  • The Comedy of Errors
    The Comedy of Errors
    Barbican Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Shakespeare’s ever popular fairy-tale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, directed by comedy master Phillip Breen.

  • Romeo & Juliet
    Romeo & Juliet - Globe 2021
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    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.

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Globe 2021
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    No Matinee

    Get ready for a fiesta like no other as the 2019 production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns with piñatas, streamers, glitter and a cacophony of brass.

  • Twelfth Night
    Twelfth Night - Globe 2021
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    No Matinee

    Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity, music and the madness of love, Twelfth Night, finds new life this summer in the Globe Theatre.

  • & Juliet
    & Juliet
    Shaftesbury Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    & Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? This is Juliet’s story now. So don’t tell her how it ends...

    Soaring with pop anthems including ...Baby One More Time, Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face, & Juliet is a riotous blast of fun and glorious music that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Kew Gardens
    No Matinee

    Set beneath heritage trees within a picture-perfect Kew Gardens, this is Midsummer Night’s Dream in uniquely botanical surroundings – as twilight falls, the stage is set for Shakespeare under the stars. 

  • As You Like It
    As You Like It - Globe 2021
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    No Matinee

    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.

  • The Tempest
    The Tempest - Globe 2021
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    No Matinee

    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.

  • Metamorphoses - Globe 2021
    Metamorphoses - Globe 2021
    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
    No Matinee

    Metamorphoses is a playful new piece of theatre inspired by Ovid’s powerful collection of myths, written bespoke to our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by the Globe’s first writers-in-residence in nearly four centuries.

  • Audience Choice - Shakespeare's Globe 2021 Season
    Audience Choice - Shakespeare's Globe 2021 Season
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    No Matinee

    What’s it like to go to the theatre and not know what you’re going to see? Across the summer and for three performances only, it will be up to you to vote for which of our plays the Globe Touring Ensemble delivers that day.

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