Our app lets you:
- Rent or buy over 50 filmed stage productions from Shakespeare's Globe to watch on your iOS phone or tablet.
- Buy and download films to your device and watch on the move.
- Rent and stream online, whenever you want, for 7 days.
- Watch productions performed as part of our 2012 Globe to Globe Festival in various languages.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Does the job
It lists apps you can buy, and apps you’ve bought. It could perhaps give some extra content, maybe subscription options?
I also don’t know why there’s not more plays, or more versions of the same play. I guess they don’t record all the plays they do, but it seems like that wouldn’t be too hard and would give you more choice about what you want to watch.
Minor thing, but the “subtitles” option that pops up every time you watch a play is annoying. Should be in a settings section in the app.
Basics not working
I had to purchase Measure for measure twice.
Feedback to the user when the rental is loading is poor - it’s just a long endless spinner on the button. Has it crashed?
Rentals cost £1 more than the web costs.
Sorry, this is just a player - you need to get the basics right.
A magnificent app. Of course you’d expect the Globe’s performances to be of an excellent standard, but the filming is also top-notch and the app works just as it should. If, like me, you aren’t able to get to somewhere doing top-class productions of Shakespeare, this is definitely the best substitute available.
- The Shakespeare Globe Trust
- 31.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © The Shakespeare Globe Trust, London
- In-App Purchases
- A Midsummer Night's Dream £12.99
- A Midsummer Night's Dream £6.99
- All's Well That Ends Well £12.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.