See 'King Lear' At Shakespeare's Globe In London! Book Your Tickets | Kidadl
Viewers of the show will have to face compassion and their own humanity in this new production. Get 'King Lear' tickets today.

Grab Tickets To See 'King Lear' At Shakespeare's Globe In London! Book Your Tickets is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read our Terms & Conditions for further information.

What to expect

This new production of the nightmarish family drama that was once all people talked about, is back in London with shows at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre this summer. It was 1997 when Kathryn Hunter played the role of 'King Lear' on a professional stage and was the first female to play Lear in Britain. The epic tragedy by Shakespeare was directed by Helena Kaut-Howson 25 years back and also starred Marcello Magni, the co-founder of Complicité (the theatre company), alongside Hunter. London's West End has not seen such a strong performance from a cast on stage and this new production brings back the original team for the revival. Enjoy the story from Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre. Book 'King Lear' tickets now.

About 'King Lear'

What is 'King Lear' about?

The internationally lauded director is back with her age-old production of 'King Lear' for the Globe Theatre in London. The story follows King Lear, as the name suggests. King Lear has no sons, only three daughters. King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among the daughters, but while doing so, he does not anticipate what is to come next. The empire makes the king wander homeless as he is cast out of his own kingdom. King Lear learns about the false values he was living by and he manages to encounter his own humanity at the end.

Before the aged king divides the kingdom, Lear promises the largest share of the empire to the daughter who loves him the most. However, when the power goes forward to the next generation, King Lear is thrown out which takes him on a journey for reconciliation and self-knowledge. Cordelia and Kent are the most loyal characters in the story. However, Lear banishes and disinherits his favourite daughter, Cordelia as she could differentiate between poverty and love and she would not publicly shower love on her father.

In the epic tragedy from Shakespeare, a family feud is at the forefront and this fight rips apart a kingdom. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is ready to welcome guests this summer to witness a brilliant director, and all the artists give the performance of their lives in this new production of 'King Lear' in London. Book tickets for the performance in summer now.

'King Lear' is about a family feud and political authority as he is not just a father, but also the king. The message is of loyalty, power, and madness. The arrogance and pride is the tragic flaw of King Lear. He had a wife but was mostly absent. It is thought by many that King Lear probably suffered from a narcissistic personality disorder. 'King Lear' is based upon a historic Celtic king of Britain. This play is so popular for its artistic qualities.

What age is 'King Lear' suitable for?

There is no age restriction mentioned. Children can come to see the performance at the Globe Theatre in London. However, parents must be aware that there may be some scenes during the performance that are upsetting for children.

How long is 'King Lear'?

The runtime has not been announced.

Who is in the 'King Lear' London cast?

The cast that performed the same play 25 years back return to this new production in the summer of London.

The performance of King Lear in the story by Shakespeare is by Kathryn Hunter. Marcello Magni also returns for the performance in the Globe Theatre and is playing the character of Kent. Michelle Terry plays the character of the Fool and Cordelia. Michelle Terry is the artistic director of the Globe Theatre.

Did you know that Kathryn Hunter also stars in the film version of 'Macbeth' called 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' by Joel Coen? The film also stars Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington.

Who is the team behind 'King Lear'?

The director of the play is Helena Kaut-Howson. The designer at the Globe Theatre is Pawel Dobrzycki and the movement director for the performance is Marcello Magni, who also is part of the cast.

King Lear in 2018 at the West End also got a lot of good reviews. The Duke of York's Theatre in London played host to the team. The cast was led by director Jonathan Munby, and the cast performance was led by Ian McKellen as Lear, Danny Webb as Gloucester, Sinead Cusack as Kent, Lloyd Hutchinson as the Fool, Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Cordelia, and Daniel Rabin as Cornwall.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where is 'King Lear' being performed?

The address for the performance is Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, England.

How do I get to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre?

Reach the performance venue by taking the A3211 to the destination.

London Bridge is the nearest tube station, while London Blackfriars is the nearest train station. Both are just a few minutes away.

Where can I park near Shakespeare's Globe Theatre?

NCP Car park at Thames Exchange is available for all visitors coming for the performance.

Where are the toilet facilities at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre?

Toilets are located at the Piazza level.

Is Shakespeare's Globe Theatre accessible?

The theatre is wheelchair accessible with separate tickets for wheelchair users. Do double-check the details before booking your tickets.

Where can I eat nearby?

Some popular recommendations are Porky's BBQ, Tas Pide, The Real Greek, and Swan at the Globe.

More amazing things to do