Shakespeare in the Quad

18 July 2018 29 July 2018


Old Schools Quadrangle (Map)


Oxford Playhouse - - 01865 305305


An unmissable cultural highlight of Oxford's summer, Oxford Playhouse and the Bodleian Library welcome back the Globe Theatre on Tour with not one, not two, but three shows! Experience theatre as it was performed in Shakespeare’s day, with this unique theatrical event set in the Old Schools Quadrangle, one of the UK's most glorious locations.

In the Elizabethan era, when the theatres closed, a small group of actors, juggling a variety of roles from their extensive repertoire, would leave London and head off on tour. The choice of play performed was left to the most powerful person in the household. So, in a first for Shakespeare's Globe, eight actors will offer the audience the chance to choose which of three plays they should perform: The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew or Twelfth Night.

Performance dates

Wednesday 18 - Sunday 29 July (excluding Monday 23 July)

There will be a matinee and an evening performance on both Sunday 22 July and Sunday 29 July.

Ticket prices

£24 (discounts £22)


Tickets must be purchased for the performances. Please book via the Oxford Playhouse website or by calling 01865 305305.

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