Producers of Pop-up Globe are excited to announce that previews to the most extraordinary season of Shakespeare in Melbourne will go on sale tomorrow at 10am via Ticketmaster.

Be among the very first people to see spectacular productions of As You Like It, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing and Othello from Thursday, 14 September. Even better, all tickets to these previews are half price but are strictly limited – this offer will only apply until the official gala opening on 21 September.

Preview shows are: 


  • As You Like It
    7:30pm, 14 September
  • Much Ado About Nothing
    8pm, 15 September
  • Henry V – 8pm, 16 September
  • Othello – 6pm, 17 September
  • Much Ado About Nothing
    1pm, 18 September
  • As You Like It
    7:30pm, 18 September
  • Henry V – 7:30pm,
    19 September
  • Othello – 7:30pm, 20 September


Pop-up Globe founder and artistic director, Dr Miles Gregory, says previews are for creatives and cast to fine tune productions ready for the season to begin.

He says today’s announcement also signals that all the major construction milestones – including the craning on of the double gable roof and onion dome – have been achieved in this extraordinary construction project.

Pop-up Globe is the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, the second Globe. More than 1,200 actors applied to be part of the season that’s popping up adjacent to the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl, recreating the performance conditions Shakespeare created some 400 years ago. Actors from Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, the UK and USA have been selected to form a cast of 30 utilising their amazing abilities to perform in a 360-degree space to raucous crowds who are never more than 15 metres away from the stage.

With construction having passed the half-way mark on the three-storey, 16-sided, 900-person capacity theatre, some 32,000 tickets have now been sold to Pop-up Globe’s Melbourne season of Shakespeare from 21 September to 12 November.

As You Like It

An all-singing-and-dancing cast of fifteen bring you Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, As You Like It. Set in 1642, and with gorgeous costumes to match, this zany production by our all-male company – complete with human sheep, bone-crunching wrestling, live music and lyrical poetry – will have you crying with laughter.

Much Ado About Nothing

See the legendary Beatrice and Benedick as you’ve never seen them before in Shakespeare’s original ‘rom-com’, Much Ado About Nothing. You’ll laugh and cry from start to finish as they navigate their way to love in this hilarious production which turns Pop-up Globe into an uproarious house party.


Witness Shakespeare’s ultimate psychological thriller in Pop-up Globe’s production of Othello. Take a journey into the diseased mind of the noble Moor as he’s consumed by ‘the green-eyed monster’; jealousy. The twists and turns in this powerful and dark production will have you on the edge of your seat.

Henry V

Shakespeare’s tribute to one of history’s greatest leaders comes alive like an action movie. Be part of the English army as the heroic King Henry takes on the French army at Agincourt in the face of impossible odds. No knowledge of history is necessary to enjoy this immersive theatrical experience complete with spectacular and blood-thirsty battle sequences, performed by sixteen men in full armour wielding broadswords, longbows, garottes, cross-bows, bagpipes and a frying pan.

Around The Globe In 60 Minutes!

In this new family-friendly comedy, ‎discover the thrills and spills of the second Globe Theatre and the extraordinary history and characters of the period. Laugh, shout and cheer as a cast of five actors share an extraordinary tale set in one of the greatest theatres in history: the second Globe.

Tickets for all shows available now: or 1300 136 166