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'Henry 6 — Two: Riot and Reckoning'

The cast of the Old Globe's production of "Henry 6" is shown in an undated photo.
Rich Soublet II / The Old Globe
The cast of the Old Globe's production of "Henry 6" is shown in an undated photo.
Every 2 weeks from July 9, 2024 until September 15, 2024.
Sunday: 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 PM
Thursday: 8 PM
Friday: 8 PM
Saturday: 8 PM
Old Globe Theatre
Show dates alternate roughly bi-weekly with "Henry 6 One." Exact show dates can be found at the ticketing button above.
Poster for the Old Globe's two-part production of Shakespeare's "Henry 6."
The Old Globe
Poster for the Old Globe's two-part production of Shakespeare's "Henry 6."

July 9 – September 15, 2024

Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

World premiere adaptation
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Barry Edelstein

A once-in-a-generation event comes to San Diego in 2024: The Old Globe becomes one of only a small handful of theatres in the country’s history to complete Shakespeare’s canon with the two-part Henry 6, the largest Shakespeare production the Globe has ever presented.

In Two: Riot and Reckoning, England descends into a bloody civil war. The York family is intent on overthrowing King Henry VI and claiming the throne for themselves. King Henry’s side, the House of Lancaster, refuses to give up the crown without a fight. Though the king himself prefers his books to the battlefield, Queen Margaret proves to be a fierce warrior, and the people of England clamor for change as leaders on both sides jockey for position and battle for power. The Wars of the Roses pit family against family in a cruel campaign that turns England upside down. Who will come out on top?

Acclaimed Shakespeare director and the Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein turns the rarely produced Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III into a thrilling two-part event, running simultaneously through the summer in our beautiful outdoor theatre. These adaptations include everything people love about the Bard—ingenious language, vibrant characters, breathtaking battles, and sweeping crowd scenes—as they explore the impact of national politics on individual lives. And the action is framed by a design team working at the very top of their craft, and a sprawling cast of professional actors and local community members.

The Old Globe is celebrating this historic milestone with a yearlong program of citywide arts engagement and humanities events that bring audiences closer to the art than ever before, including opportunities for San Diegans to participate in the making of the production itself. It is an event that simply cannot be missed!

This production includes violence.


Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminar: Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Post Show Forum: Wednesday, July 31; Wednesday, August 14; and Tuesday, August 27.

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Old Globe Theatre

1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, California 92101

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.