Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting our website.

Shakespeare’s Globe Streams Shows for Free

Shakespeare’s Globe Streams Shows for Free

Share this article

Audiences all around the world will now be able to experience watching a play on the renowned stage as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre announced that they will release 40 productions for free on their Globe Player service. These include six full-length Shakespearean plays and 34 “Globe to Globe” performances.

Starting Monday, April 6, the Globe will stream six of their major productions on their YouTube Channel. These will be available for the next 14 days and all productions are captioned.

The six Shakespearean plays are: 

    • Hamlet (2018) starring artistic director Michelle Terry
    • Romeo and Juliet (2009) starring Ellie Kendrick and Adetomiwa Edun
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) starring Michelle Terry
    • The Winter’s Tale (2018) starring Annette Badland
    • The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018) starring Brian Dick
    • The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019) starring Bryony Hannah

The venue will also release more digital material such as 37 short films created as part of the “The Complete Walk” initiative, and notes from the “Shakespeare Diaries” will be presented in the theater’s podcast, “Such Stuff.” 

This initiative comes as a response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis and the need to continue promoting the arts even in the midst of quarantine. Theater lovers will be able to enjoy these productions from the comfort of their homes while complying with global recommendations for social distancing. Additional resources will also be contributed by artists such as Sandi Toksvig, Kathryn Hunter, and Jenifer Toksvig for families teaching children from home.

Discussing this project on WhatsOnStage.com, Terry shared this message:

“Nature has certainly touched all of our lives in recent months. Whilst everything seems so uncertain, one thing we know for sure is that the world will never be the same again. In 1599, when Hamlet stood on a “distracted Globe” and uttered the words: Now I am alone – he would have been surrounded by up to 3,000 people. Now we are alone, but we are also in the company of billions, from all around the globe, finding the most inspiring ways to be alone, together. In these times of isolation, we will continue to reach people on our ‘distracted Globe’, providing community, joy, and wonder, remaining, albeit digitally for now, a place of connection for us all.”

Click here to watch Hamlet on April 6 at 7:00 PM London time.

About the Author /


A polyglot passionate about the arts, Camille’s dream role is to be a peasant in the ensemble of Les Misérables. In the meantime, she contents herself by watching and writing about plays. Instagram: @craetions