Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
  • Telephone 020 7401 9919
  • Opening times Times vary
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 7am–1am.
  • Box office times 10am–6pm
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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An oak-and-thatch replica of the Globe Theatre – the Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote the majority of his plays – modern Shakespeare's Globe is an acclaimed theatre that was founded by Sam Wanamaker, located only 230 meters from the site of the original. Shakespeare's Globe stages productions by the Bard and his contemporaries. The main round auditorium space can seat 850 people on benches, with an additional 700 standing positions – called 'Groundlings' – by the stage. Next door to the main theatre is the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an indoor theatre modelled after Jacobean era theatres, which stage productions in the winter months when the Globe cannot be used.

Reviews & features

Shakespeare's Globe announces 2021 shows, presale tickets are available now

7 Apr 2021

London's world-famous open-air venue reopens to celebrate stories of laughter, tears, nature and more

Shakespeare's Globe is set to reopen for the first time since last spring on Wednesday 19 May 2021. After one of the most isolating and lonely years in global history, The Globe has confirmed their summer season will 'celebrate all that unites us…