Spend the Summer at Shakespeare’s Globe

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Three eccentric characters stand in colorful costumes and wigs, holding vibrant potion bottles, with dramatic expressions and smoke rising from a cauldron. Text reads Rough Magic and Shakespeare's Globe against a golden background.

Globe’s summer season, perfect for audiences looking for a budget-friendly day out in the capital.

Shakespeare’s Globe offers something  for everyone this summer, including our new Shakespeare’s Globe Story and Tour, family production Rough Magic, and other performances in the iconic ‘Wooden O’, such as returning hit The Comedy of Errors, a fantastic fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare. Tickets for summer productions start from just £5 – making a visit to the home of Shakespeare a must for any budget-focused guide to London.

Extend your day with a visit to Swan at the Globe Restaurant and Bar where guests can enjoy a Much Ado themed Afternoon Tea with a view of the Thames (images here). And visit the Shakespeare’s Globe Shop to pick up some gifts and souvenirs, designed in-house and exclusively available at the Globe.

Full listing information for all summer shows & activities HERE

The Comedy of Errors: 21 August – 27 October - Globe Theatre

The Summer 2023 hit returns, bringing with it the joy and chaos of Elizabethan London, transforming the Globe Theatre into a bustling dock – complete with ship masts and piers. Shakespeare’s wild comedy about rival cities, long-lost siblings, and mistaken identities will be co-directed by Sean Holmes and Naeem Hayat (Burnt at the Stake, Globe). Tickets HERE

Perfect for families.....

Rough Magic:  20 July – 24 August - Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Re-uniting the Olivier Award-nominated team behind Midsummer Mechanicals, Shakespeare’s Globe and Splendid Productions present a supernaturally silly adventure featuring the Weird Sisters of Macbeth. Globe Director of Education Lucy Cuthbertson co-directs with Splendid Productions’ Kerry Frampton, in a brand-new family show written by Kerry Frampton and Ben Hales. Tickets HERE

Guided Tours…

Pride Guided Tour: Until 23 October

Shakespeare’s Globe’s Pride Guided Tour brings to life the queer stories and characters from Shakespeare’s life and times. Guides will explain what life would have been like for the queer community during Shakespeare’s lifetime, an important era in LGBTQ+ history. Tickets HERE

Shakespeare’s Globe Story and Tour: Until 31 October

Transporting visitors 400 years into the past and takes them into the iconic Globe Theatre itself. The new, walk-through exhibition space immerses visitors in the sights, sounds, and secrets of Shakespeare’s London. Tickets HERE