Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
  • Telephone 020 7401 9919
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 7am–1am.
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  • Website www.shakespearesglobe.com
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe is on the bank of Thames. The theatre has 2 performance spaces. Mark Rylance was appointed first Director in 1995, and it opened in 1997.

The main auditorium seats 850 on benches with a further 700 standing positions.

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opened in January 2014 and is a smaller, candle lit space, as in 17th Century London.

The Sackler Studios provide rehearsal space.

The building is based on a 16th century Elizabethan playhouse with William Shakespeare associations which was twice built and twice destroyed between 1599 and 1644.

Events at this venue

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Celebrating the Harry Potter Books

Are you a fantastically beastly fan of the Harry Potter books? Join Fleurble Laffalot for a family friendly journey through J.K. Rowling’s much loved books. Discover fun facts about the Harry Potter books as well taking part in some of the key elements of life at Hogwarts – the sorting ceremony, Care of Magical…

Sun 29 Jul

£12 / 020 7401 9919

An Elephant in the Garden

An Elephant in the Garden is the new adaptation by Simon Reade from Michael Morpurgo's best-selling children's novel. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War. Escaping the Allies’ advance from the West – and also…

Fri 27 Jul

£10–£20 / 020 7401 9919

Sat 28 Jul

£10–£20 / 020 7401 9919

Fantastically Great Women Who Made History

Author Kate Pankhurst invites you to stand tall with daring suffragette leader Flora Drummond (AKA the General) to get VOTES FOR WOMEN! Send secret messages with the astoundingly brave WWII undercover wireless radio operator, Noor Khan. Search for treasure with pirate queen, Sayidda Al-Hurra and meet a whole host of…

Sat 28 Jul

£8 / 020 7401 9919

Kill Shakespeare: The Dramatic Reading

Combining live performance, music and fantastical imagery from the comic book series, Kill Shakespeare: The Dramatic Reading brings to life an epic adventure that might just change the way you look at Shakespeare forever. In this dark tale, the Bard’s most famous heroes embark upon a journey to discover a long-lost…

Fri 27 Jul

£10–£15 / 020 7401 9919

A Midsummer Night's Dream Storytelling

Explore Shakespeare’s characters, stories and language as a family in this exciting one hour session led by a Globe Storyteller. Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the fairies, are not getting along and the whole forest is in a frenzy. Caught in the middle are four runaway lovers, a group of amateur actors and…

Sun 29 Jul

£10 / 020 7401 9919

A Midsummer Night's Dream Workshop

Learn about the plot, characters and language of A Midsummer Night's Dream through active participation and play. Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the fairies, are not getting along and the whole forest is in a frenzy. Caught in the middle are four runaway lovers, a group of amateur actors and Oberon’s…

Sun 29 Jul

£7 / 020 7401 9919

Moss and Stones, Skin and Bones

Storyteller and musician Nick Hennessey unfolds folktales from all across these islands, sharing the wealth of treasure hidden in the oral tradition of Britain. On a windswept beach a woman becomes a seal, through the dark night a lone man bends beneath the weight of an empty coffin, by the chattering stream a woman…

Fri 27 Jul

£8 / 020 7401 9919

Othello Storytelling

Explore Shakespeare’s characters, stories and language as a family in this exciting one hour session led by a Globe Storyteller. ‘ Beware the green eyed monster… ’ Othello, a general for the republic of Venice, loves his wife. Junior Officer Iago is enraged by Othello’s success though and starts to question if…

Sat 28 Jul

£10 / 020 7401 9919

Othello Workshop

Learn about the plot, characters and language of Othello through active participation and play. ‘ Beware the green eyed monster… ’ Othello, a general for the republic of Venice, loves his wife. Junior Officer Iago is enraged by Othello’s success though and starts to question if her love is real. He starts to…

Sat 28 Jul

£7 / 020 7401 9919

Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music

Join Magnard Ensemble to explore the wonderful and whimsical world of Roald Dahl through music and narration, and meet Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs and some Dirty Beasts! The forest - strange, eerie, mysterious, magnificent… A place of magic and surprise, where nothing is ever quite what it seems…

Sat 28 Jul

£8–£12 / 020 7401 9919

Stolen Stories

As well as an exceptional story-teller, Shakespeare was also an exceptional adapter. Many of his plays are retellings of popular legends, histories and texts from other cultures. In this writing workshop with Ankita Saxena, we will be exploring how Shakespeare adapted stories and how you can adapt stories through…

Sun 29 Jul

£7 / 020 7401 9919

The Storm Whale and Other Stories

Meet author and illustrator Benji Davies for a lively talk, where he reads and draws from his stunningly beautiful picture books including The Storm Whale *and *Grandad’s Island, and tells us where he gets his ideas. The session includes a live audience draw-along with Benji, followed by a book signing.

Sat 28 Jul

£8 / 020 7401 9919

Superstar Sonnet Spinner Workshop

Impress your friends and family by becoming a superstar sonnet spinner. Joseph Coelho will break down the Shakespearean Sonnet in a super fun and active way. Before you know it you will be creating sonnets that delight and wow, giant sonnets that you can perform out loud, whisper in secret or simply write and give away in…

Sun 29 Jul

£8 / 020 7401 9919

Things You Find in a Poet's Beard

What sort of things might you find in a poet’s beard? Well, for a start, there may well be poems, there may be jokes, there may be imagination and there may be food. Welcome to the world of A.F. Harrold, poet, performer and children’s author as he shares with you the weird things that pop up in his brain. Laugh as…

Sun 29 Jul

£8 / 020 7401 9919

Welcome to Crongton

Join author Alex Wheatle as he discusses his young adult novels Liccle Bit, Crongton Knights *and *Straight Outta Crongton. Alex will also be joined by actress Clarrie Mae who will perform passages from the books giving voice to your favourite characters.

Fri 27 Jul

£10 / 020 7401 9919

The Winter's Tale Storytelling

Explore Shakespeare’s characters, stories and language as a family in this exciting one hour session led by a Globe Storyteller. A baby rescued by a kindly shepherd holds the key to this mysterious play, full of battles, broken friendships and the odd bear!

Fri 27 Jul

£10 / 020 7401 9919

The Winter's Tale Workshop

Learn about the plot, characters and language of The Winter’s Tale through active participation and play. A baby rescued by a kindly shepherd holds the key to this mysterious play, full of battles, broken friendships and the odd bear!

Fri 27 Jul

£7 / 020 7401 9919

You Can Be Anything!

Join author Davina Hamilton as she brings to life Riley Can Be Anything *and *Riley Knows He Can, through storytelling, participation and play. Riley has no idea what he wants to be when he grows up and he needs your help to decide! Riley is also starring in his first ever school play, and he was hoping you would be…

Sat 28 Jul

£7 / 020 7401 9919

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