The Silvano Toti Globe Theatre is back from July 29th

Silvano Toti Globe Theater in Rome

A corner of England in the green heart of Villa Borghese

After a long period of closure and lots of hard work to implement the new anti-covid safety procedures, the Silvano Toti Globe Theater is back for its 17th edition. If you’ve never been to the famed theater, imagine seeing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an Elizabethan theatre, the classic round structure that housed Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Now imagine seeing this timeless production in Italian, in Rome; Villa Borghese to be exact.

This summer 2020 you can experience Shakespeare’s famous plays in the beautiful, open-air Silvano Toti Globe Theatre, a re-creation of the famous Globe. Their season kicks off on July 29th with Venus and Adonis, about Venus’ unrequited love for Adonis, directed by Daniele Salvo (till Aug 2). From August 6th till 23rd, the famed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, revisited by Riccardo Cavallo, will be in store, followed by Canzoni with Germano Mazzocchetti and Nicola Fano and with the artistic supervision of Marco Carniti on the 11th and 12th.

August continues with The complete works of Shakespeare in 90 minutes – a parody of all of Shakespeare’s works performed in a comically short form by three actors – on August 18th and 19th, and with replicas in September (15, 16 and 22); and The two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Andrea Baracco from August 27th to 30th.

The season continues through September with the Shakespea Re di Napoli, a game between reality and appearance where the Shakespearian language mixes with that of the Neapolitan baroque (Sep 2 – 6). On September 7th the Murmat International Short film festival awaits you. The edition ends with the Twelfth Night (11 – 13, 17 – 20, 23 – 27).

The Globe Theater season will also host “Al Globe con Mamma e Papà”, a series for children that will be held on Sunday mornings at 11am with Riccardino III and The Three Witches of Macbeth.


Built to resemble a classic Elizabethan theatre, the Globe features upper and lower balcony sections that wrap around the stage as well as 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. Shows are performed every night and ticket prices range from 10-30 Euros.





Venus and Adonis

July 29 – August 2 (9.15pm)


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 6 – 23 from Thursday to Sunday (9.15pm)


The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 90 minutes

August 18 – 19, September 15, 16 and 22 (9.15pm)


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

August 27 – 30 (9.15pm)


Shakespea Re di Napoli

September 2 – 6 (9pm)


Twelfth Night

September 11, 17 18, 23, 24, 25 (9pm)
September 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 (6pm)


Murmat Short Film Festival

September 7 (9pm)


Al Globe con Mamma e Papà: Riccardino III

August 1, 2, 22, 23 (11am)
September 5, 6, 19, 20 (11am)


Al Globe con Mamma e Papà: The Three Witches of Macbeth

August 8, 9, 29, 30 (11am)
September 12, 13, 26, 27 (11am)



Largo Aqua Felix (Piazza di Siena), Villa Borghese



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  • Are these performances in English or Italian? I am an American visiting Rome, and was wondering how fluent I’d have to be to enjoy these performances. Thanks!

  • The website says the Comedy of Errors is presented in English. Which I do hope. Cos I don’t speak Italian. I asked a friend to translate the website.

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