How to Watch Free Shakespeare’s Globe Performances Online

By Tom Sanderson
Last updated: June 2020
The Golden Hinde Interactive Powerpoint - Early Years Resource Image

Shakespeare’s Globe is no longer streaming its past productions. However, there are plenty of other shows you can still watch online for free. See our full list below!

See the full list of 28 Shows You Can Watch Online For Free.

About Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe is a world-renowned performing arts venue, cultural attraction and education centre located on the bank of the River Thames in London.

The new Globe Player adds to their already large bank of teaching resources, educational videos and workshops. Suitable for students of all age groups, the Globe’s education programme engages young people in the history and significance of Shakespeare. Their Primary and Secondary education hubs include insights, projects and workshops to bring Shakespeare’s texts to life.

ALSO SEE – Frantic Digital: The New Drama Resource Hub From Frantic Assembly

The Globe Player

The new Globe Player will host a past performance each week, starting with their 2018 production of Hamlet. The series includes some of Shakespeare’s most accessible and most loved pieces including Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer’s Night Dream.

Turner Contemporary Banner Advert
Shakespeare's Globe production of Hamlet Production Shot

Hamlet (2018)

The Globe Ensemble, including Artistic Director Michelle Terry, bring to life Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, Hamlet, in the Globe Theatre.

Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.

Streamed from 6 April – 19 April.

Shakespeare's Globe production of Romeo & Juliet Production Shot

Romeo and Juliet (2009)

Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story.

Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence.

Streamed from 20 April -3 May.

Banner Ads 02
Shakespeare's Globe production of The Two Noble Kinsmen Production Shot

The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018)

Inspired by the play’s Morris language and references, The Two Noble Kinsmen is set in a pastoral ‘Merrie England’.

Shakespeare and Fletcher’s tragicomedy is brought to life by former Northern Broadside’s Artistic Director, Barrie Rutter, with original music composed by acclaimed folk musician Eliza Carthy, and dance choreographed by Ewan Wardrop.

Streamed from 4 May – 17 May.

Winters Tale blog

The Winter’s Tale (2018)

Blanche McIntyre directs a new version of Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable.

Set in a world of monsters, gods and natural disasters, travel from the stifling atmosphere of the Sicilian court, to the unbuttoned joy of a Bohemian festival.

Streamed from 18 May – 31 May.

Shakespeare's Globe production of The Winter's Tale Production Shot

The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019)

The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land. This production draws influences from British 1930s fashion, music and dance, and with its witty mix of verbal and physical humour, rejoices in a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom.

Directed by Elle White, this production stars Olivier

Streamed from 1 June – 14 June.

Banner Ads 02
Shakespeare's Globe production of A Midsummer Night's Dream Production Shot

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013)

Dominic Dromgoole directs Michelle Terry and John Light as fairy royalty in a Renaissance staging of this much-loved comedy.

Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

Streamed from 15 June – 28 June.

Virtual School Trip Ideas Post Statue Social image

Take a virtual school trip!

See our complete guide of 40 Virtual School Trip Ideas You Can Do For Free. The list features virtual school trips broken down by subject, Key Stage and opportunities.

See the full list of 40 Virtual School Trip Ideas You Can Do For Free.

For more free resources, see our Complete Guide of Free Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas & Educational Activities. The list features over 100 resources broken down by subject, Key Stage and opportunities.

See our full list of Free Teaching Resources & Teaching Ideas.


Turner Contemporary Banner Advert

Get the latest news, education resources, tips & guides – for free!

We share the latest educational resources, news, tips and guides to help you connect the arts and culture with the curriculum.

Latest News, Tips & Guides.


Latest Teaching Resources & Teaching Ideas.

Get a quick, weekly round-up of everything you need to bring your next school trip into the classroom.

Sign-up to our newsletter and get access to all the information, news, free teaching resources, ideas and activities to help you bring your next school trip into the classroom.

It's free to join, and you'll have exclusive access to perks and offers you won't find anywhere else!

  • Free teaching resources & lesson plans
  • Free teacher toolkits with everything you need
  • Free teaching ideas & activities
  • Full information on virtual school trip ideas

Plus you'll also receive:

  • Our exclusive tips & guides
  • Free, unlimited advice & support
  • Amazing offers, discounts & invitations

Sign up today and join thousands of other teachers who already have access to these exclusive perks!

We 100% respect your privacy, protect your data and you can unsubscribe at any time. For more details, please read our Privacy Policy.

The School Trip Community Blue Statue

Sign up to our weekly newsletter for more FREE resources, news, tips & guides.

Get a round-up of all the latest, FREE resources and activities - helping you connect the arts and culture with the curriculum.

Welcome to The Community!