Modern productions of the plays of Christopher Marlowe have increased in frequency throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including the following notable productions:
- BBC Radio
- Broadcast of all six Marlowe plays, May to October, 1993.
- Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon
- Dido, Queen of Carthage, directed by Kimberly Sykes, with Chipo Chung as Dido, Swan Theatre, 2017.
Tamburlaine the Great, directed by Terry Hands, with Anthony Sher as Tamburlaine, Swan Theatre, 1992; Barbican Theatre (London), 1993.
- directed by Michael Boyd, with Jude Owusu as Tamburlaine, Swan Theatre, 2018.
The Jew of Malta, directed by Barry Kyle, with Jasper Britton as Barabas, Swan Theatre, 1987; People's Theatre (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and Barbican Theatre (London), 1988.
- directed by Justin Audibert, with Jasper Britton as Barabas, Swan Theatre, 2015.
- Edward II, directed by Gerard Murphy, with Simon Russell Beale as Edward, Swan Theatre, 1990.
Doctor Faustus, directed by John Barton, with Ian McKellen as Faustus, Nottingham Playhouse (Nottingham) and Aldwych Theatre (London), 1974; Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1975.
- directed by Barry Kyle with Gerard Murphy as Faustus, Swan Theatre and Pit Theatre (London), 1989.
- directed by Maria Aberg with Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan sharing the roles of Faustus and Mephistophilis, Swan Theatre and Barbican Theatre (London), 2016.
- Royal National Theatre, London
- Tamburlaine, directed by Peter Hall, with Albert Finney as Tamburlaine, Olivier Theatre premier production, 1976.
- Dido, Queen of Carthage, directed by James McDonald with Anastasia Hille as Dido, Cottesloe Theatre, 2009.
- Edward II, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, with John Heffernan as Edward, Olivier Theatre, 2013.
- Shakespeare’s Globe, London
- Dido, Queen of Carthage, directed by Tim Carroll, with Rakie Ayola as Dido, 2003.
- Edward II, directed by Timothy Walker, with Liam Brennan as Edward, 2003.
- Other noteworthy productions
Tamburlaine, performed at Yale University, New Haven, US, 1919;
- directed by Tyrone Guthrie, with Donald Wolfit as Tamburlaine, Old Vic, London, 1951.
Doctor Faustus, co-directed by Orson Welles and John Houseman, with Welles as Faustus and Jack Carter as Mephistopheles, New York, 1937;
- directed by Adrian Noble, Royal Exchange, Manchester, 1981.
Edward II directed by Toby Robertson, with John Barton as Edward, Cambridge, 1951;
- directed by Toby Robertson, with Derek Jacobi as Edward, Cambridge, 1958;
- directed by Toby Robertson, with Ian McKellen as Edward, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh International Festival, 1969;
- directed by Jim Stone, Washington Stage Company, US, 1993;
- directed by Jozsef Ruszt, Budapest, 1998;
- directed by Michael Grandage, with Joseph Fiennes as Edward, Sheffield Crucible Theatre, UK, 2001.
- The Massacre in Paris, directed by Patrice Chéreau, France, 1972.
- Edward II, Phoenix Society, London, 1923.
- Leben Eduards des Zweiten von England, by Bertolt Brecht, (the first play he directed), Munich Chamber Theatre, Germany, 1924.
- The Life of Edward II of England, by Marlowe and Brecht, directed by Frank Dunlop, National Theatre, UK, 1968.
- Edward II, adapted as a ballet, choreographed by David Bintley, Stuttgart Ballet, Germany, 1995. 
- Doctor Faustus, additional text by Colin Teevan, directed by Jamie Lloyd, with Kit Harington as Faustus, Duke of York's Theatre London, 2016.
- Faustus, That Damned Woman by Chris Bush, directed by Caroline Byrne, at Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith), London, 2020.
- Doctor Faustus, based on Nevill Coghill’s 1965 production, adapted for Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, 1967.
- Edward II, directed by Derek Jarman, 1991.
- Faust, with some Marlowe dialogue, directed by Jan Švankmajer, 1994.