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Richard III Tickets

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Globe Artistic Director Michelle Terry stars in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s thrilling history play.

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How far would one man go to sit on a throne, and who would he betray to get there? You are invited to witness Richard III’s relentless pursuit of power at the Globe Theatre this summer as he plots, murders and deceives his way to the top. One of Shakespeare’s most bloody and sinister plays explores the unnerving and charismatic face of evil, starring Artistic Director Michelle Terry as the ruthless Duke of Gloucester.

About Richard III

A man who became a myth and then a monster is taking centre stage at the Globe, and he may be more modern than you realise… When Richard sees an opportunity to clear the path to the throne, he sets in motion a series of shocking events that threaten the lives of everyone around him - especially his own family.

Bare-faced ambition and shocking confessions of crime are paraded in front of a crowd in this chilling portrait of a power that corrupts absolutely. But can anyone break through the charm and deception before it is too late?

Richard III is one of Shakespeare’s most unsettling depictions of a malicious, Machiavellian figure who claws his way into power with horrifying consequences and remains as gripping now as it was when it first premiered hundreds of years ago.

Shakespeare’s Globe Richard III Cast & Creatives

Globe Artistic Director Michelle Terry stars as the malevolent Richard, Duke of Gloucester in this new open-air staging. Terry is an acclaimed director and actor whose credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Crucible. She is directed by Elle While, returning to the Globe following 2023’s ‘riveting’ (The Telegraph) A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Together, Terry and While’s magnetic production explores the enduring allure and charisma that surrounds evil, and why we fall prey to it.

Book Tickets for Richard III at the Globe Today

Arrogance and charm combine with disastrous results and unforgettable drama in this engrossing play - book your tickets for Richard III and get a front row seat to see one of theatre, and history’s, most infamous manipulators up close.

Performance dates:
21 Jun 2024 - 03 Aug 2024
Running time:
3 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
No age recommendation has been set. See Audience Notes for content warnings.
Audience Notes:
This production features scenes of violence and death including drowning, decapitation and the death of children. There is use of knives and stage blood, and strong language.

Richard III Reviews

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User Reviews


I really liked it, dramatic but with dark humour in the right places, great cast. King R came across as manipulative and deceitful but very entertaining at the same time. Lots of thrusting!!

Performance date: 28 May 2024

It was more amusing than I thought it would be.

Performance date: 01 June 2024

Richard III - unfortunately, Globe productions are not sitting well with me, and this production was a letdown. The cast of women and by people was an interesting take, given that women go unheard when challenging Richard, but it didn’t go beyond tha Read more

Performance date: 19 June 2024

Show Times

How Long is Richard III?
Richard III running time is 3 hours including an interval.
Matinee Shows
Performances start at 2.00pm and finish at 5.00pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.30pm.
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