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 30 shows listed.


Macbeth

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

National TheatreVideo available for this show
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.


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.


Macbeth

Show closed

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.


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 Convert

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Young Vic
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.


Twelfth Night

Playing now

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.


Romeo & Juliet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

RADA
RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
7 Feb To 16 Feb 2019
Montagues and Capulets, life and death, love and hate - a play of opposites: a city torn apart by warring factions. Two young lovers risk everything to cross the battlelines drawn by their elders and the ancient feud spills onto the streets.


Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Orange Tree Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre
9 Feb To 20 Feb 2019
Ambition, madness and murder collide as Macbeth hurtles along the road to power. Experience Shakespeare's thrilling masterpiece up close, intense, and in the round.


Romeo and Juliet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
28 Feb To 23 Mar 2019
Packed with love, family feuds and a dose of comedy, Romeo and Juliet is a full-scale, fast-paced 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre designed to introduce students and families to Shakespeare.


Othello

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

The Union Theatre
The Union Theatre
13 Mar To 6 Apr 2019
A bold and audacious new staging of Shakespeare's classic thriller in which the general Othello and his new wife, Desdemona are psychologically tortured and destroyed by a jealous, subordinate, Iago.


Richard III

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

No photo available for this theatre
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.


King Lear

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Jack Studio Theatre
Jack Studio Theatre
19 Mar To 30 Mar 2019
Lear is retiring. He cannot stand in the way of progress. But dividing his vast empire between his daughters comes at a cost. Now he must navigate a treacherous path leading to refuge or madness.


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

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


Henry IV Part 1

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
23 Apr To 11 Oct 2019
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.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

The Rose Playhouse
The Rose Playhouse
23 Apr To 5 May 2019
On the SS Illyria two campaigns are being quietly waged - one by the lovesick Duke Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by servants and hangers-on against the highhandedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio.


Henry IV Part 2

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
25 Apr To 11 Oct 2019
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

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
30 Apr To 11 Oct 2019
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.




Buy tickets for ...


Buy tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium