In case you are as excited as I am, just go and watch Hamlet now – it’s available only until the 19th of April – click for Youtube link.

Shakespeare’s Globe, the world-famous cultural center from London, offers free streaming of their shows. There is the possibility to support them with a voluntary donation:

“In an unprecedented time for theatre, as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we need your help more than ever before.”

“In return for these free videos, we appreciate any voluntary donations at this time. Your support is critical for our future. Thank you.”

The plays will be streaming on the Shakespeare’s Globe Youtube channel. They are scheduled until July and they are available one at a time, on rotation every two weeks:


  • Hamlet (2018) – until 19th of April
  • Romeo and Juliet (2009) – from 20th of April until 3rd of May


  • The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018) – from 4th of May until 17th of May
  • The Winter’s Tale (2018) – from 18th of May until 31st of May


  • The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019) – from 1st of June until 14th of June
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) – from 15th of June until 28th of June

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Ever since I started the online course about Shakespeare’s work “The Bard 101x – Shakespeare Matters” by University of Adelaide I was inspired to participate in a live performance at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Until I will be able to do that, I am so very happy that the plays will be available online. And with the first occasion I hope I will be in the audience for a live performance!

What play are you most excited about? My picks are “The Winter’s Tale” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

‘Till next time … happy watching Shakespeare’s Globe plays! 🙂


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7 thoughts on “You can watch Shakespeare’s Globe plays for free on Youtube

    1. I managed to watch Hamlet this weekend, it was impressive! It was the first time I saw a play at the Globe, and I definitely want to see the other ones, as well! Next: Romeo and Juliet 🙂

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    1. Yes, it was amazing! Given that my knowledge about Shakespeare and his plays was limited, the course offered the type of information I needed – a bit about Shakespeare’s writing style, what are the key elements of the plays, how to read and understand speech.

      It had richer and more valuable content than another course I started about Shakespeare, I will detail about it in a future post.


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