From 6th April, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre on the bank of the River Thames, are showing six of their productions from the world-famous stage on their YouTube channel: they will be available for free, one on rotation every two weeks. 

The plays being shown are:

  • Hamlet (2018) - available until Sunday 19 April 2020.
  • Romeo and Juliet (2009) - Premiering on YouTube Monday 20 April 7:00pm (BST). Available until Sunday 3 May.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) - Premiering on YouTube Monday 4 May 7:00pm (BST). Available until Sunday 17 May.
  • The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018) - Premiering on YouTube Monday 18 May 7:00pm (BST). Available until Sunday 31 May.
  • The Winter’s Tale (2018) - Premiering on YouTube Monday 1 June 7:00pm (BST). Available until Sunday 14 June.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019) - Premiering on YouTube Monday 15 June 7:00pm (BST). Available until Sunday 28 June.

Visit the Globe Player on YouTube to watch for free. 

Virtual tour of the Globe Theatre

You can also explore the Globe Theatre via a virtual tour or download a 360-degree app allowing you to explore a virtual version of the world’s most iconic theatre.

The tours include: An actor’s-eye view from the stage itself, Backstage in the Tiring-house, The Musicians gallery or simply standing in the Yard.

Children's animations and backstage videos

You can check out some children's animations of Shakespeare's most famous plays, and watch backstage films to see how some of their props and costumes are made.

If you have enjoyed one of the free productions, please do think about donating to Shakespeare’s Globe, as while the buildings are closed, the theatre is now reliant on donations.