For the first time ever, experience both our iconic spaces in one unforgettable event. Shakespeare’s romance The Winter’s Tale transforms the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Globe Theatre in a production that takes place across both stages.
King Leontes falsely accuses his heavily pregnant wife of infidelity with his best friend. Consumed by jealousy, he makes a series of catastrophic decisions that tear his family apart and leaves his newborn daughter abandoned. Sixteen years later, can time bring healing and reconciliation?
The audience will journey from the aristocratic luxury of Sicilia in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to the pastoral playground of Bohemia in the Globe Theatre. Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes traverses two worlds to explore the destructive and redemptive power of love.
How it will work
You’ll start your journey in Sicilia, set in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Following an interval you’ll be led to Bohemia, set in the Globe Theatre. During a short pause, you’ll return to Sicilia in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the end of the play.
All audience members will be seated in the Globe. The location of your ticket in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will determine which area of the Globe you will be seated in. Full details will be shared in your pre-visit email.
The Globe Theatre is an outdoor venue and performances will continue whatever the weather, so please dress accordingly!
The Winter’s Tale marks the start of our year-long Folio 400th Anniversary celebrations.
Event organiser is Shakespeare's Globe
Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.