Galleries: Pop-up Globe, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
The world's first full-scale temporary working replica of the second Globe, the theatre Shakespeare and his company built and opened in 1614 after the first Globe theatre burned to the ground, has been built in the Show Ring at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter.
For a limited season, Pop-up Globe will present a festival of Shakespeare from August 30, 2018. For the Sydney season, Pop-up Globe brings with it four productions – magical fantasy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, haunting blood-soaked tragedy Macbeth, controversial comedy The Merchant of Venice, and laugh-out-loud slapstick The Comedy of Errors.
Pop-up Globe is a three-storey, 16-sided, 900-person capacity theatre. It unites cutting-edge scaffold technology with a 400-year-old design to transport audiences back in time. No matter where they sit or stand in the theatre, audience members are never more than 15 metres from the heart of the action on stage. Sometimes they’ll even find themselves in the play.
Photos - Lindsay Kearney, Lightbox Photography