Offering over 50 Shakespeare productions, the platform is the first to ever to be offered by a theatre in the world.

Shakespeare’s Globe has become the first theatre in the world to offer an on-demand platform for digital content.

Globe Player features full-length HD films of over 50 Shakespeare productions at the Globe to rent or buy. Every foreign-language production from 2012’s ‘Globe to Globe’ festival has been made available, alongside the main productions from the 2009-2012 summer seasons including Twelfth Night [pictured], starring Stephen Fry, and Much Ado About Nothing, starring Eve Best.

The main 2013 titles - The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth - will be made available in the coming months.

Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe, commented: “Whether we’re touring the world, inviting the world to the Globe, or being the first to experiment with low ticket prices with our £5 groundling tickets, the Globe is always looking for bold new ways to take Shakespeare out into the world and share his astonishing plays with as many people as possible.”

Globe Player also features over 100 free interviews on Shakespeare with the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen and Jude Law.

Prices range from £2.99-£3.99 for rentals and from £4.99-£7.99 for purchases.