Globe Player relaunches as a subscription streaming service

  All the world’s a stage with our new, improved and updated video-on-demand platform

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Experience the magic of our wooden ‘O’ from anywhere in the globe, any time, with the new version of Globe Player, our video-on-demand platform.

For the first time, you can stream captivating filmed productions from our Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, wherever and whenever you want, either via subscribing to Globe Player for unlimited access for a year, or by paying for titles individually.

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There are currently 16 productions available on Globe Player, with old favourites including the award-winning all-male Original Practice Twelfth Night (2012) with Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry, the opening production in our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Duchess of Malfi (2014) with Gemma Arterton in the title role, and our first-ever female Prince of Denmark: Michelle Terry in Hamlet (2018).

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Old favourites available to stream on Globe Player include the award-winning all-male Original Practice Twelfth Night.

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Our new Globe Player also sees fresh titles, including Romeo & Juliet from our recent Summer 2021 season.

Fresh titles include The Winter’s Tale (2018) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019) available to watch digitally for the first time ever, as well as productions from our recent Summer 2021 season, including Romeo & Juliet with Alfred Enoch and Rebekah Murrell, enabling audiences who weren’t able to join us for our reopening season to experience the thrill of theatre in our enchanting wooden ‘O’.

What titles are available?

From December 2021, the following titles will be available to watch on demand:

Romeo & Juliet (2009)
Love’s Labour’s Lost (2009)
Much Ado About Nothing (2011)
Twelfth Night (2012)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013)
The Duchess of Malfi (2014)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2016)
King Lear (2017)
The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018)
Hamlet (2018)
The Winter’s Tale (2018)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019)
Romeo & Juliet (2021)
Twelfth Night (2021)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2021)
Metamorphoses (2021)

More classic productions from our previous theatre seasons, as well as new videos, will be added to Globe Player in February 2022 and throughout the year. Sign up to our newsletter to hear about the latest releases.

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Over 16 titles are available to watch on-demand from December 2021, with further videos to be added throughout 2022.

Are the titles accessible?

Should you benefit from the use of captions, all videos on demand are available with captions (in English only). Productions from our Summer 2021 season also include audio description, these are: Romeo & JulietTwelfth NightA Midsummer Night’s Dream and Metamorphoses.

Can schools use Globe Player?

Due to our licensing agreements, schools and any other viewers who would like to use Globe Player for educational purposes need to access our titles through Drama Online.  However, we do frequently make our Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank productions, created especially for young people, available to watch online, for free. If you’re a teacher, sign up for our teachers’ bulletin to hear about the latest productions available to watch for free in your classroom.

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Teachers can access our productions via Drama Online or keep an eye out for our free Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank streams.

Top tips for using Globe Player

Our new Globe Player platform is fully responsive and accessible via our website, on any browser, anywhere in the world. Please make sure you have a good, stable internet connection.

What’s more, you can watch all our titles on the big screen: to watch on your TV, simply connect your laptop, desktop or mobile device to your TV with the appropriate cable or adaptor. Alternatively, if you have a casting device such as Chromecast or Apple TV, you can cast directly from your device. Check out our FAQs or consult the support section of your chosen casting device for further details.

Give the gift of Globe Player this Christmas

Treat the Shakespeare lover in your life to unlimited access to our previous Globe productions for a whole year with a Gift Subscription to Globe Player. Vouchers can be sent on a date of your choosing – it really is the theatre gift that keeps on giving.

All the world’s a stage with Globe Player. Subscribe now.

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Subscribe to Globe Player now for unlimited access for a whole year for only £59.99. Individual titles are available for £9.99.

Need further support? You can get in touch with us on social media, or our Box Office team on (0)20 7401 9919 or via email.

The redevelopment of Globe Player has been made possible through support from The Linbury Trust.