Pop-up Globe

The new Pop-up Globe theatre is open!

A stunning new theatre. Four new shows.

Epic battles. Dazzling special effects. Elaborate costumes. Spectacular dances. Sword fights in full suits of armour. Cannons firing.

This is Pop-up Globe, bigger and better than ever. Experience Shakespeare’s theatre, the greatest in history, right here in Auckland.

Pop-up Globe, the world’s first temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, the second Globe, popped up for the first time in Auckland in February 2016 with a twice-extended debut season that sold over 100,000 tickets including 20,000 to school students.

Pop-up Globe returns to Auckland this summer with four new productions of Shakespeare's masterworks by Pop-up Globe's critically acclaimed company, staged in a new and improved theatre, set in the beautiful gardens at Ellerslie Racecourse.

The 2017 season will run from February 19 to May 21 and tickets are onsale now.  

Highlights of the 2017 Auckland season will include -

  A stunning new 3-storey Jacobean-style stage front, hand-painted ceiling, and a new, larger stage

  New productions of Shakespeare’s uproarious comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing', bloody war epic ‘Henry V’, psychological thriller ‘Othello’, and brilliant comedy ‘As You Like It’ proudly presented by Pop-up Globe’s critically acclaimed company and Anthony Harper

  A beautiful new garden setting at Ellerslie Racecourse, complete with pop-up restaurant and bar

  Two new Royal Rooms, luxurious private rooms adjacent to the stage, complete with butler service and seating for up to six guests, offering a truly unique theatre experience  

  Dedicated matinee performances for schools, and  

  The new Pop-up Globe Patron membership, a members club offering exclusive benefits and unique insider's experience of Pop-up Globe


Season one sold out fast. Don’t miss out! Book now to secure your tickets.

  Get 20% off when you buy A,B,C or D Reserve tickets for 2 different events in one transaction

  Pop-up Globe Patron memberships are strictly limited and will sell out

Private performances are available on select dates for a limited time via boxoffice@popupglobe.co.nz

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2017 Season

  • The Shows

    The critically acclaimed Pop-up Globe Theatre Company returns with four new spectacular…

  • The Theatre

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  • Schools

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  • Ticketing and Seating Information

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  • Food and Beverage

    Pop-up Globe is delighted to partner with Ellerslie Event Centre for hospitality in the 2017…

  • Groups

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