The Silvano Toti Globe Theatre is back from July 15

Silvano Toti Globe Theater in Rome

A corner of England in the green heart of Villa Borghese

To commemorate the iconic Roman actor and performer Gigi Proietti, the Globe Theatre officially changed its name to Gigi Proietti Globe Theatre Silvano Toti in 2021. With a new name, the Globe Theater is back for its 20th edition. If you’ve never been to the famed theater, imagine seeing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an Elizabethan theatre, and the same classic round structure that housed Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Now imagine seeing this timeless production in Italian, in Rome; Villa Borghese to be exact.

Summer 2023

Following the collapse of one of the interior stairways last September, the Globe Theatre’s facility is still under impoundment, and therefore closed. This summer 2023 performances will take place in a new outdoor facility, called the Globe Arena, built next to the Theatre.

This summer 2023 you can experience Shakespeare’s famous plays in the Globe Arena; the season kicks off on July 15 with Much Ado About Nothing, (till July 30). On July 17-18 and 24-25, Love Sonnets, followed by The Tempest (August 2-6). Midsummer Night’s Dream will be then displayed from August 9 to 27, followed by Shakespeare Show Case (August 21-22, September 4-5 and 11-12).


Built to resemble a classic Elizabethan theatre, the Globe features upper and lower balcony sections that wrap around the stage featuring a standing area that allows audience members to become part of the action. The beautiful venue and amazing summer program provide audiences with a truly authentic experience, and make the Globe the ideal place to spend an evening under the stars enjoying the best of Shakespeare.




Much Ado About Nothing

July 15-30, 9pm (from Wednesday to Sunday)

Directed by Loredana Scaramella

Sonetti d’amore

July 17-18, 9pm, July 24-25, 9pm

Directed by Melania Giglio

The Tempest

August 2-6, 9pm (from Wednesday to Sunday)

Directed by Andrea Lucchetta

Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 9-27, 9pm (from Wednesday to Sunday)

Directed by Riccardo Cavallo

Il caso Shakespeare Show

August 21-22, September 4-5, September 11-12 – 9pm

Directed by Marco Simeoli

The Tragedy of Othello

August 31-September 17 (from Wednesday to Sunday) – 9pm from Wednesday to Friday – 6.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Directed by Marco Carniti

Venere e Adone

September 20-24 (from Wednesday to Sunday) – 9pm from Wednesday to Friday – 6.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Directed by Daniele Salvo


from JULY 15

Largo Aqua Felix (Piazza di Siena), Villa Borghese


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