In the Villa Borghese park, see performances of Shakespearean plays in Rome’s replica of London’s Globe Theatre.
Discover the Globe Theatre Rome, a full-scale reproduction of London’s famous replica of the original Elizabethan theater. See a play in the charming Villa Borghese public park setting. This theater features an impressive oak structure, capable of holding about 1,250 patrons. It offers performances of many William Shakespeare masterworks in Italian during the summer.
Built in the early 21st century, the Globe Theatre Rome is quite similar to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre reconstructed in London’s South Bank in 1997. The theater’s open-air circular design is considered well suited to Rome’s climate. Experience the English playwright’s masterworks from the upper or lower balcony in this replica theater.
Rent a bicycle or walk through the beautiful Villa Borghese public park. Admire the park’s other attractions, including the Villa Borghese Gallery and the National Gallery of Modern Art. See a children’s film in Italian or English in the Cinema dei Piccoli. Wander through the park and appreciate its historic monuments.
Find the nearby Villa Borghese Gallery and view ancient mosaics, sculptures and paintings by famous Italian artists, including Raphael and Antonello da Messina. Visit Rome’s National Gallery of Modern Art or rent a boat and paddle in the boating lake of one of Rome’s largest public parks.
The theater is a short walk from the Bioparco di Roma, a zoological park within the Villa Borghese. See giraffes, brown bears and Indian elephants in this remarkable facility. Tour the zoo or book an interactive teaching lab.
The Spagna metro station is the closest to the Villa Borghese park. The theater is open during the summer months; however, many of the other attractions in the Villa Borghese are open year-round. Check the official website for the summer program and performance times. Find less expensive theater tickets in the standing section.