Shakespeare at London theatres


Below is our list of shows (currently playing or upcoming at London theatres) which are about Shakespeare or were written by him.



We have 28 shows listed.


Henry IV Part 1

Playing now

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
Two Harrys: Harry Hotspur and Prince Hal. Sons to enemy fathers: Sir Henry Percy and King Henry IV. Hotspur is preparing to lead an army against the King - incensed at the King's dismissal of the Percy family's demands.


Henry IV Part 2

Playing now

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
As King Henry IV lies dying and the rebels maintain their unrest, Falstaff, returned war-hero, and closest confidant of Prince Hal, is engaged to recruit for the King's army.


Henry V

Playing now

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
As King Henry V attempts to prove himself a worthy ruler, he brazenly lays claim to parts of France. When France mocks his claim, he leads the English forces across the Channel. England is at war.


Pericles

Playing now

Shakespeare - romance

Shakespeare's Globe
The spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare's late romances.


The Merry Wives of Windsor

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

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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. 


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Playing now

Shakespeare

Leicester Square Theatre
Shit-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearian classic with a single, entirely sh*t-faced cast member.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Four sparring lovers take refuge in the woods, only to find themselves in the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. With the roguish Puck causing havoc, what could possibly go wrong?


As You Like it

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

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A firm favourite among Shakespeare's comedies and featuring some of his best-loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance.


Twelfth Night

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

The Scoop
Experience Shakespeare's famous tale of unrequited love in all its hilarious and heartbreaking splendour, entirely for free.


and fate.Macbeth

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Temple Church
A heady brew of greed, murder and dark magic comes to London's incomparably atmospheric Temple Church in a bold new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth.


As You Like it

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Ceila, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, they find community and acceptance under the stars …


Pericles

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Having discovered a dark secret in the court of Antiochus, Pericles is forced to wander a world filled with captivating characters.


Romeo and Juliet

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

Stockwell Playhouse
Part play, part gig, this hard-hitting tale of lost weirdoes and their painful family feud is told through a new lens with powerful live music. An innovative and accessible gateway to the true story of the world's most famous lovers.


The Merchant of Venice

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

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Venice is thriving, it is the trading centre of the world, where money can buy anything and where fame, love and women are commodities. It is also divided by racist bigotry and abuse.


The Merchant Of Venice

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

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Antonio, an ambitious merchant, needs a loan. His friend, Bassanio, needs a rich wife in order to clear his debts. Portia, a wealthy heiress, is reduced to a prize that men must gamble for. Beneath the golden surface, everyone's at risk.


Lear

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

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Lear's grip on her country is fading. The war with climate change is all but lost, her daughters are fighting over the scraps and the rain is raining every day. As Britain fractures, will a ray of hope shine through?


As You Like It

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

Barbican Theatre
Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from court into the dappled Forest of Arden.


The Taming of the Shrew

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

Barbican Theatre
In this radical take on Shakespeare's fierce and energetic comedy of gender, Baptista Minola is seeking to marry off her two sons, the sweet-tempered Bianco and the rebellious Katherine.


Henry VI

Upcoming

Shakespeare - history

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An England divided under a weak leader spirals from political unrest to all-out civil war. Allegiances are sworn and murderous factions fight for power, but with only one crown for the taking, who will be left standing to lead the country?




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