Pop-up Globe: The Merchant of Venice

Pop-up Globe: The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare’s controversial comedy
  • The Entertainment Quarter
    Sydney • 07 Sep - 14 Dec
    SEASON EXTENDED
    New Dates: 4 - 14 December
    Prices vary based on Peak & Off-Peak
    Peak (All Sat-Sun, Thu & Fri Evenings)
    Off-Peak (Mon-Wed Evenings, Thu & Fri Matinees)
    $29.51 - $162.97*
    A, B, C, D Reserve (Restricted & Full View) & Groundlings
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  • The Entertainment Quarter
    Sydney • 07 Sep - 14 Dec
    SEASON EXTENDED
    New Dates: 4 - 14 December
    Prices vary based on Peak & Off-Peak
    Peak (All Sat-Sun, Thu & Fri Evenings)
    Off-Peak (Mon-Wed Evenings, Thu & Fri Matinees)
    $29.51 - $162.97*
    A, B, C, D Reserve (Restricted & Full View) & Groundlings
    Buy Now
    via Ticketmaster

*Additional fees including Booking, Credit Card & Handling charges may be levied at purchase. Tickets are subject to availability which must be confirmed with the ticket retailer.

About the event

Friendship, forbidden love, cunning disguises and ancient enmity culminate in a thrilling trial scene in The Merchant of Venice.

Already deep in debt to his best friend, Bassanio requires just one more loan to finance his scheme to woo and win the wealthy heiress Portia. But with Antonio’s capital all tied up in foreign trade, the two friends turn to the villainous moneylender Shylock, who agrees to fund their venture on one condition: if the debt is not repaid on time, the forfeit will be a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Blindly confident of success, Antonio accepts the fatal wager, unaware that when the due date comes he will be gambling for his life. Witness Pop-up Globe’s all-male Buckingham’s Company take on Shakespeare’s most controversial comedy.

Pop-up Globe’s standing GA area, otherwise known as the ‘Groundling’, is one of the best spots in the theatre. Standing in the yard right in front of the stage, you cannot get closer to the action! Just like the yard in Shakespeare’s day, this is an involved and exciting place to watch from with the actors often directly interacting with the ‘Groundling’.