Shakespeare shows in London



Here's our latest list of all shows currently playing or upcoming in London which are about Shakespeare or were written by him.



We have 20 shows listed.

Antony & Cleopatra

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

National Theatre
Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.


Measure For Measure

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

The Donmar Warehouse
The Donmar Warehouse
To 24 Nov 2018
Vienna is corrupt. The Duke, who has let the city fall to vice, hands control to his Deputy, a hardline, puritan reformer. The Deputy uses ancient laws to sentence citizens to death for sexual misconduct.


Twelfth Night

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Young Vic
Shakespeare meets his match as brass bands and Beyoncé weave through this enchanting musical adaptation of Twelfth Night, with music and lyrics by the critically acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub.


Macbeth

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.


Romeo and Juliet

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Orange Tree Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre
To 24 Nov 2018
Up to 15 young people on the spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with seven actors in a circle on stage. The actors encourage the participants to play sensory games which unravel the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream.


As You Like It

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Ye Old Rose and Crown
Ye Old Rose and Crown
To 17 Nov 2018
Shakespeare's famous tale of love and confusion set in the forest of Arden. With live original music performed by the cast, this classic comedy set in the swinging 60s will be sure to make you see that "All the world's a stage".


Macbeth

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Returning as heroes from the battlefield, Macbeth and Banquo encounter three witches who prophesy that Macbeth will become King of Scotland. When Lady Macbeth learns of this, she compels her husband to murder King Duncan.


The Winter's Tale

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

New Wimbledon Theatre
A story of a man who has everything - until he throws it away. A story of love and redemption, of time and change - and just a little magic!


Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Garrick Theatre
Garrick Theatre
20 Nov To 7 Dec 2018
An insatiable lust for power brings a nation to its knees. The National Youth Theatre present a brand new gender fluid adaptation of Shakespeare's sinister tale of greed, betrayal and revenge.


Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

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Applecart Arts
20 Nov To 24 Nov 2018
Hermia and Lysander run away at night for a clandestine wedding, since her refusal to marry her father's choice, Demetrius, will be punished by a life sentence in a nunnery, or death.


Shakespeare Schools Festival - Park Theatre

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Park Theatre
Park Theatre - Park 200
27 Nov To 28 Nov 2018


Shakespeare Schools Foundation presents the world's largest youth drama festival at the Park Theatre. An exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools.


The Convert

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Young Vic
Young Vic - Main House
7 Dec 2018 To 19 Jan 2019
It's 1896 and Jekesai, a young woman fleeing forced marriage, finds herself working for a devout Catholic. Chilford dreams of being an English priest and relishes the opportunity to mould his new convert.


The Merry Wives of Windsor

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Barbican Theatre - Barbican Theatre
7 Dec 2018 To 5 Jan 2019
Down on his luck in the suburbs, Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Southwark Playhouse
Whilst searching for her lost brother at a music festival in Illyria, Viola stumbles upon love instead. In the melting pot of the festival, anyone can be who they want to be - but in reality, no one is really sure who is who.


The Tempest

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - romance

Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
5 Feb To 16 Feb 2019


A storm, violent and destructive, reveals an enchanted island where magic rules, love is tested and revenge is rife.


The Winter's Tale

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

National Theatre
National Theatre - Dorfman
6 Feb To 21 Feb 2019
Perdita is a brave, intelligent and much-loved girl, but something is not quite right in her world. Join her on a journey through magic and mayhem as she uncovers her story - the girl who was once lost and then found.


Richard III

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

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Alexandra Palace
13 Mar To 31 Mar 2019
After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history. Richard was not born to be a king, but he's set his sights on the crown.


The Tragedy of King Richard II

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

The Rose Playhouse
The Rose Playhouse
14 May To 19 May 2019
Creates raw and fast-paced Shakespeare, bringing you the multifaceted text by a diverse, gender-blind, actor-led ensemble without a director, inspired by the working conditions in which Shakespeare conceived his plays.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

The Bridge Theatre
The Bridge Theatre
3 Jun To 31 Aug 2019
In the Bridge's immersive production, you sit close up to the action, or follow it on foot into a dream world of feuding fairies and uncontrollable desire. 



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