Shakespeare's Globe Theatre set to come alive in Melbourne

A full-scale recreation of the second Globe Theatre is being built in Melbourne so locals can experience William Shakespeare's plays the way they were meant to be.

"We're going to pop up in six weeks. A three-storey, 900-person, 100-tonne theatre," Miles Gregory, the project founder, said.

"There will be incredible fights, hundreds of litres of fake blood, cannons firing. It is an immersive theatre experience.

"People will get splashed."

The pop-up Globe Theatre was built in Auckland in 2016 to mark the 400th year of Shakespeare's death and after several sell-out seasons is coming to Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl in September.

Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Othello and Henry V will be performed during the Melbourne run.

The theatre is based on the original 400-year-old design, but will include some modifications.

Basic lighting will be included for night-time shows, and there will also be nearby modern toilet facilities.

But other than that, the organisers said shows would be very close to how audiences in Shakespeare's era experienced his works, in the open-air design.

"If it rains you will get wet," Mr Gregory said.

"It is like a time machine, it is like a party, this is people laughing, clapping, cheering ... over three levels."

"There are lot of modern touches, yes … but this is not your dusty old Shakespeare."

The Victorian Government refused to say how much it had spent to bring the show to Melbourne.

But Tourism Minister John Eren said it would create 100 construction jobs and up to 120 other positions during the season, and make money.

"We normally have a ratio of every dollar we in invest in events, we expect roughly 10," he said.