Shakespeare on Screen

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Following the recent announcement from the UK Government about the new lockdown measures in England from Thursday 5 November, we have made the decision to cancel performances of Shakespeare on Screen in the Globe Theatre. If you’ve booked a ticket for this event, we will be in touch via email soon.

Enjoy your favourite films in the Globe Theatre this November. Come along to Shakespeare on Screen, a weekend of socially-distanced, open-air screenings.

Shakespeare’s life and best-loved plays have inspired some of the most popular films of all time. This Autumn, for the first time ever, Shakespeare on Screen gives you the unique opportunity to watch a selection of films in the iconic open-air theatre for which many of his plays were written.

These films are presented as originally created. They may contain outdated cultural depictions.

All films screening with English subtitles.


You will be seated on socially-distanced benches in the galleries or deckchairs in the yard, grouped by household or support bubble.

When you book seats in the gallery, select all seats within a group.

When you book deckchairs in the yard, book one seat for each member of your household / support bubble.

One household / support bubble per order.

Don’t forget to read the important information and COVID safety guidance ahead of your visit.


Where two prices are listed this gives you a clear view or side view seating option.

Standard £25 / £15
Under 16s £20 / £10
Family ticket £80 (2 adults & 2 under 16s or 1 adult & 3 under 16s)
Under 3s FREE (No ticket required)

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online. Prices are subject to change, book early for the best seats at the best price.

All films screening with English subtitles.


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fri 13 Nov 2.30pm 

The Globe’s award-winning, all-male Original Practices production of Shakespeare’s fast-paced comedy about mistaken identities, unrequited romance and practical jokes. The company includes Johnny Flynn, Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance.

 Running time: 3 hours

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fri 13 Nov 7.00pm 

Tom Stoppard’s romantic period drama depicts a fictional love affair between William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and aspiring actor Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) who, disguised as a man, auditions for his new play, which would later become Romeo and Juliet.

Running time: 2 hours 3 minutes

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sat 14 Nov 12.00 noon 

In the Stratford-Upon-Avon gardens of two elderly neighbours, two sets of gnomes – the Red hats and the Blue hats – share in their owners’ feud. This animated take on Romeo and Juliet has songs by Sir Elton John and voices include James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine and Maggie Smith.

Running time: 1 hour 24 minutes

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sat 14 Nov 3.00pm 

This 1961 film adaptation of the Broadway musical inspired by Romeo and Juliet is the most Oscar-awarded musical film of all time. The Montagues and Capulets become the Jets and Sharks, two warring New York City gangs, and our star-crossed lovers are Tony and Maria.

Running time: 2 hours 32 minutes

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sat 14 Nov 7.00pm

Baz Luhrmann’s bold take on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy is set in modern-day Verona Beach. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes play the titular lovers caught between two feuding mafia empires.

Running time: 2 hours

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sun 15 Nov 12.00 noon

Disney’s answer to Hamlet. The 1994 animated classic features songs by Sir Elton John and the voices of Rowan Atkinson, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg and Jeremy Irons. Follow young lion Simba on his adventures from cub to King of Pride Rock.

Running time: 1 hour 28 minutes

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sun 15 Nov 3.00pm

1953 film adaptation of the stage musical. It tells the story of two actors, who were once married, taking on the roles of Katherine and her suitor Petruchio in a Broadway-bound musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Featuring well-loved songs by Cole Porter including ‘Too Darn Hot’.

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes

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sun 15 Nov 6.30pm

Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies about deception, misunderstandings and secret loves. The cast includes Kenneth Branagh as Benedick and Emma Thompson as Beatrice as well as Kate Beckinsale, Keanu Reeves and Denzel Washington.

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes


All tickets must be booked in advance.

Those over the age of 11 must wear a face covering.

Tickets are paperless and available via your online account.

There will be two entrance and exit points as well as staggered entry times.

Socially-distanced seating will be provided, grouped via household / support bubble.

There are no restricted view seats – all tickets give a clear view of the screen.

We are an open-air theatre – dress for the weather! Bring your own blankets and cushions.

The cloakroom will be closed and our usual small-bag policy applies.

There will be refreshments to pre-order online, as well as dining options from Swan Bar & Restaurant.

If you or any of your household are feeling unwell, showing Coronavirus symptoms or have been told to self-isolate, please do not visit us. Contact us and we can move your ticket(s) or issue a credit voucher.

If you have any access requirements, please  Contact us  so we can discuss what adjustments we can put in place.

Read full visitor information and COVID safety measures online before booking.