About Being Shakespeare

Simon Callow brings to life Shakespeare's unforgettable characters and the real man behind the legend in this triumphant play, Being Shakespeare. It took the Edinburgh Festival by storm and, following a hugely successful national tour, Callow's magnificent performance is now set to light up the West End for a strictly limited season.

This revelatory theatrical masterpiece, penned by pre-eminent Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate, beckons us into a world populated by the Bard's most loved and most reviled characters, seamlessly interweaving his plays with the life story of the man behind the legend.

In it, Callow reprises his celebration of the world's most renowned playwright, delivering a virtuoso performance of Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits with extraordinary versatility and infectious enthusiasm, making this a truly unique and illuminating theatrical experience.

Being Shakespeare Performance Dates & Times

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The Venue

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Being Shakespeare?

6 Panton Street London SW1Y 4DN
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
  • Parking: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible