Pop-up Globe Auckland farewell season, “The Summer of Love”

presented by Anthony Harper, kicks off on the 13th of December.


Headlined by a brand new production of Romeo & Juliet directed by Dr Miles Gregory.  Justly regarded as Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet enchants audiences with a spell-binding mix of comedy, love, poetry and – ultimately – tragedy. Balancing the tragic with comedy is a Pop-up Globe specialty.  Accompanying is a revival of our most popular show ever, Miriama McDowell’s Much Ado About Nothing an invitation to a joyful and uproarious house party, combining live music, dance and spectacular costumes in a South Pacific setting!

Closing out the season, Pop-up Globe is excited to announce the international debut of the London smash hit Emilia, by Morgan Lloyd Malcom, set to take the stage in March 2020 at the Anthony Harper Pop-up Globe Theatre.

400 years ago, in Shakespeare’s London, Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard. It wasn’t. Could she have been the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What of her own poems? Why was her story erased from history? Emilia and her sisters reach out to us across the centuries with passion, fury, laughter and song. Listen to them. Let them inspire and unite us.

Directed by award-winning kiwi director and actor Miriama McDowell and featuring a diverse cast of powerful women, Emilia is a theatrical spectacular that “rouses its audience to a pitch of fervour” (The Guardian), and is “a firecracker of a play” (The Times).

Once the season closes, the theatre will Pop-down ready to embark on its overseas adventures.  There can be no extensions. Secure your seats today before the season sells out.

Picnic box

Pre-purchase a gourmet picnic box including fine New Zealand cheese, cured meats, antipasto options and sweet treats in the Shakespeare Gardens before your Pop-up Globe experience. Gluten free option available.

Pizza & Drinks

Pre-purchase smoking hot pizza fresh from the oven with drinks to accompany. When you arrive, pick your pizza and we’ll cook it for you.


Includes 2 x drinks and a large stone-grilled pizza

Deluxe Hamper

Delicious New Zealand cheese, seafood, antipasto and sweet treats to enjoy.


Each deluxe hamper caters for two people.

Group Deals

Arrange exclusive group pre-sales or catering for groups of 6 to 630 guests.

Bringing food or drinks into Ellerslie Racecourse is not permitted. Beverages and food purchased on site will be permitted into the theatre. Images indicative only. © Pop-up Globe International Ltd. 2017. All rights reserved.

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