Free open day to launch the theatre's ambitious Globe to Globe Festival, where all 37 Shakespeare plays will be performed in 37 different languages over six weeks.
In a further celebration of language, Sonnet Sunday will offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets performed in over 25 different languages, in addition to those featured in the festival.
Highlights include the Aboriginal theatre company Yirra Yaakin who will fly in from Western Australia especially for the event. They will perform a selection of sonnets in Noongar, one of the indigenous languages of Australia. Owain Arthur will recite in Welsh, Czech actors will perform their sonnets using puppetry in the Czech tradition, and for the first time ever sonnets will be heard in Somali and Cree.
Alongside the sonnet marathon, there will be an international food market in the Underglobe, below the theatre, the stunning violin and accordion due, Bow and Bellows, Bharatanatyam dancers from Northern India and the beautiful a'cappella world choir, the Wing-It Singers performing an eclectic mix of songs, many from Eastern Europe and Georgia
Visitors will also be able to explore the permanent Globe Exhibition experiencing the London that Shakespeare would have lived in.