This year, the world marks the 400th anniversary of the death of playwright William Shakespeare, and fittingly, due to popular demand, the Pop-Up Globe season of Shakespeare has been extended.
New dates are on sale for the final week of performances of Twelfth Night and Romeo & Juliet – a celebratory week that includes the 400th anniversary of the greatest playwright in history’s death on 23 April. It is also believed that he was born on or near the same date – 52 years earlier – so this will no doubt be an extraordinary week of celebrations at the venue.
Tickets are available from Eventfinda but as over 50,000 tickets have already sold up to this point, it’s best to move quickly to avoid disappointment as this week of shows will undoubtedly sell out.
“We have been absolutely thrilled by the response POP-UP GLOBE has received from New Zealand audiences,” says artistic director Dr Miles Gregory.
“We couldn’t have dreamed of such a wonderful response. Over 50,000 tickets sold and the demand for more is astonishing.”
It’s great so see that something as adventurous as the POP-UP GLOBE is succeeding. The venue is the world’s first full-scale working replica of the second Globe theatre, Shakespeare’s Theatre.
For those who are still yet to visit the theatre, it has been built in Greys Avenue in the heart of Auckland’s cultural precinct (map below), and the city has embraced it as one of the hottest tickets in town.
To learn more about each play on offer at the Pop-Up Globe, and book tickets, just click on the images below: