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 15 shows listed.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare's Globe
Four love-drunk teens, escaped from the confines of an oppressive regime, caught in a dispute of increasingly magical proportions. A posse of wannabe actors, determined to put on a play against the odds.


As You Like it

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

As You Like it at Shakespeare's Globe
A tale of sibling rivalry, exile, cross-dressing, and misplaced love, it takes travelling to the Forest of Arden for friendships to be formed, and families and lovers to be reunited.


The Tempest

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

The Tempest at Shakespeare's Globe
Set on a remote and mysterious desert island, a banished father must relinquish control and release his daughter in order for her, and for him, to grow, love and understand this brave new world.


Hamlet

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Hamlet at Tower Theatre
Recent RADA graduate J. Carlos Lacey takes the lead in this version of the Shakespeare classic.


Romeo & Juliet

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Romeo & Juliet at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Kimberley Sykes directs Shakespeare's timeless story of two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love.


Romeo and Juliet

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe
Romeo and Juliet fall in love. Romeo and Juliet die. It's not a spoiler. It's written in the stars. Final. Finite. But what if it isn't?


Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

Upcoming

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Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth at Leicester Square Theatre
Upon hearing the weird sisters' prediction, Macbeth and his wily wife take matters into their own hands and burn down everything in their wake. Well, almost. Fair is foul and foul is fair in this tale of prophecy gone slightly off the rails.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

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A riotous and magical outdoor production of Shakespeare's most famous comedy, with a lots of opportunities for the community to get involved. Family Friendly!


Love's Labour's Lost

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

Love's Labour's Lost at Multiple locations
Four actors will play all seventeen characters in this mischievous, and rather pertinent, love story.


Audience Choice

Upcoming

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In this uniquely Globe experience, the audience get to decide which play is performed. Could it be A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest or As You Like It?


As You Like It

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

As You Like It at Multiple locations
Run away with Rosalind and Celia as the Forest of Arden quite literally lands in your local pub garden this summer.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

Twelfth Night at Shakespeare's Globe
Illyria is a society in limbo, held captive by loss. Until a sea-drenched stranger arrives and unexpectedly unleashes the chaotic and transformative power of love.


The Tempest

Upcoming

Shakespeare - romance

The Tempest at Jermyn Street Theatre
The stranger and his daughter live alone on a remote island. Some people say he's an artist. Others say he practises magic. But today is different. Prospero spots his oldest enemies passing close by in a fragile boat.


The Tragedy of Macbeth

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

The Tragedy of Macbeth at Almeida Theatre
Yaël Farber directs James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan, in an elemental production about a world in transformation, the shadows in all of us, and one couple's spine-chilling quest for power.


Hamlet

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

Hamlet at Young Vic
Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife, The Good Fight) makes her Young Vic debut as a new kind of Hamlet for this generation.



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