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The Pop-up Globe is back

Published: 26 October 2016
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Get tickets now for Pop-up Globe 2017

After a twice-extended debut season, Pop-up Globe has announced it will return in 2017.

Moving to Ellerslie

The theatre will pop up in a beautiful garden setting at Ellerslie Racecourse.

"We're delighted to be at Ellerslie. Our audiences will enjoy an on-site pop-up bar and restaurant throughout the season, access to the extensive hospitality facilities for groups and functions, and the convenience of Ellerslie's proximity to the city and major transport links," says Pop-up Globe artistic director and founder Dr Miles Gregory.

A new theatre

The new Pop-up Globe features a stunning three-storey Jacobean-inspired stage front, known to Shakespeare scholars as the Frons Scaenae.

Designed after months of research, the huge stage front will be built and painted entirely by hand, feature Jacobean imagery and architectural detailing, have two balconies, and be topped by an elaborately painted stage ceiling. 

"The new Pop-up Globe will be a jewel – one of the most amazing temporary theatres ever created," says Dr Gregory.

Four new productions

The season will feature two casts presenting four new productions: Shakespeare's uproarious comedy Much Ado About Nothing, bloody war story Henry V, psychological thriller Othello, and legendary pastoral comedy As You Like It.

Get tickets

Dates: February 23 to May 14. Buy tickets now