Pop-up Globe spins into action this weekend with world premieres of new productions and on track to reach a massive milestone during this spectacular season of Shakespeare.

During its fourth New Zealand season, featuring The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, Hamlet and Measure for Measure, the New Zealand-born theatre company will notch up its 1000th global performance – an extraordinary achievement in less than three years.

Friday night’s gala opening of The Taming of the Shrew also marks more than half a million tickets sold, and sees the company mounting simultaneous seasons in Auckland and Sydney – believed to be a first for any New Zealand arts company. 

Pop-up Globe is now the most successful theatrical export ever developed in New Zealand – and one of the most successful Shakespeare companies in the world, selling some 250,000 tickets to its global productions every year, as well as acting as an ambassador for New Zealand arts and creative talent at home and abroad. 

More details at popupglobe.co.nz