After performing to an astonishing 450,000 people in just two years, the world’s first full- scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, the second Globe, will be popping up here at the Entertainment Quarter.
The world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of the second Globe, the theatre Shakespeare and his company built and opened in 1614 after the first Globe theatre burned to the ground, will run for six weeks from 5 September 2018 and will present a spectacular festival of Shakespeare unlike Sydney has ever seen before.
Pop-up Globe is a three-storey, 16-sided, 900-person capacity theatre. It unites cutting-edge scaffold technology with a 400-year-old design to transport audiences back in time. No matter where you sit or stand in the theatre, you are never more than 15 metres from the heart of the action on stage. Sometimes you might even find yourself in the play!
The Pop-up Globe theatre will be constructed on the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter over a period of six weeks, and will feature all the spectacular theatrical trickery of the Jacobean era, including riotous comedy, gruesome battles, litres of fake blood, hand-forged armoury and more than 450 beautiful bespoke period costumes pieces specially constructed by the Pop-up Globe in-house wardrobe department. Capped with an onion dome, Pop-up Globe will be a remarkable feature of the Sydney cityscape, just as the second Globe was in London.
For its Sydney season, Pop-up Globe brings with it a festival of four critically-acclaimed productions – magical fantasy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, haunting blood-soaked tragedy Macbeth, controversial comedy The Merchant of Venice, and laugh-out-loud slapstick The Comedy of Errors.
Ticket prices start from $29. For more information and to book tickets, click here.