Shakespeare in the Squares

About Us

We are a not-for-profit touring theatre company that stages a Shakespeare play in London garden squares every summer


We are delighted that we will be back this Summer to celebrate our fifth anniversary with a new production of The Tempest.
Tickets are now available. See ‘Venues & Tickets’ for details of venues and dates.

Our Patron Dame Judi Dench says, “How wonderful that Shakespeare in the Squares will be back this summer. What better way to celebrate the end of lockdown than to sit and watch a perfect Shakespeare play in the glory of one of London’s open spaces – I cannot wait!”

Previous Years

Past Productions

A Midsummer Night's Dream


As You Like It


Romeo & Juliet


Much Ado About Nothing


About Us

What People Have to Say

When I first heard about Shakespeare in the Squares, my instant reaction was, ‘That is a marvellous idea; why hasn’t anyone done it before?’ To take William Shakespeare, whose timeless plays always have something important to say about the human condition, into idyllic gardens and other iconic spaces, offers a great opportunity to engage new and non-traditional audiences of all ages. It also provides talented young practitioners with a showcase to display their skills at an early stage in their careers, and the Company’s aim to do this is to be hugely welcomed. I am delighted to support this imaginative and ambitious initiative and hope that it will quickly spread far-and-wide.
Dame Judi Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA

Patron of Shakespeare in the Squares

‘Sparkly, intelligent and laugh-out-loud hilarious.’

– Theatre Weekly on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

‘An enchanted evening. It really was such an enjoyable and clever production and excellent performances.’

– Nick Sayers, St James’s Square on Much Ado About Nothing

‘Delightful open air Shakespeare. Realistic fights and exuberant music.’

– The Stage on Romeo and Juliet



Tonight’s performance at Charterhouse Square is another sell out! We now only have tickets available for Ladbroke Square, Wandsworth and Cleveland. If you are planning on booking, don't delay as this is guaranteed to be sell out run!

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Only 9 performances to go! Don't miss out on this year's tour of The Tempest. Book tickets via our link in bio.

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Tonight’s performance at Cornwall Gardens has sold out!

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Last few tickets remaining for Ladbroke Square on Thursday 30th June. This square is private sale for residents and keyholders only. If you are a resident or keyholder, please get in touch.

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