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


It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of our 2021 tour of The Tempest.

Continuing Covid uncertainty during our rehearsal period and the early part of the run, and the need to provide Covid safety measures for our audiences, cast and crew, means that this year’s tour is sadly not financially viable.

We are determined to be back in 2022 bigger and better than ever before. Keep watching this space!

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

Past & Present