Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
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  • 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

There are 21 events at this location

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All's Well That Ends Well

‘The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together*’*** ★★★ * Synopsis Helena has lost and buried her father. Now an orphan – and an outsider – she pines for the love of Bertram, the son of her adopted family. He too is reeling from the death of his father. Will grief unite or divide them? When…

Thu 11 Jan 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Fri 12 Jan 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

…and 30 more dates until 3 Mar 2018

Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene

Background *Please note: * the 6.30pm performance has now sold out. Tickets are still available for the 2.00pm performance. Following the release of Alehouse Sessions in 2017, and led by Norway’s leading baroque violinist, Bjarte Eike, early music virtuosos Barokksolistene return for a riotous evening in the Sam…

Sun 29 Oct

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7401 9919

Boudica

‘I’ d rather walk in blood than walk a slave For he thy Emperor!’ Trailer Synopsis Iron Age Britain (50AD) has been conquered by Roman invaders. When an ally of the Romans - King Prasutagus of the Iceni tribe - dies, his estranged wife Boudica returns to claim her rightful throne. When she is denied her…

Tue 26 Sep

£5–£45 / 020 7401 9919

Wed 27 Sep

£5–£45 / 020 7401 9919

Fri 29 Sep

£5–£45 / 020 7401 9919

…and 2 more dates until 1 Oct

Brodsky Quartet

The Brodsky Quartet was founded in 1972, and during their long career they've set benchmarks for enterprising repertoire, discipline, tone and style. They've been acclaimed as the world's number one interpreters of Shostakovich's quartet music, and a thriving educational programme enables them to go on introducing their…

Sun 14 Jan 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Sun 21 Jan 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

The Captive Queen

‘….she shall know this hour, What is a husband’s and a monarch’****\ **s pow ’****\ **r ’*********\ ★★★ Synopsis An ageing Emperor and his Governor rage at the loss of their youth and beauty. Two fratricidal sons are spurred from victory in war to the warfare of love. And all four are besotted with the same…

Fri 2 Feb 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Sun 4 Feb 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

…and 16 more dates until 4 Mar 2018

A Concert for Winter

‘One feast, one house, one mutual happiness…’ The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Act 5, Scene 4) A Concert for Winter is our free annual showcase and celebration of the past, present and future of Southwark. This year’s title is: A Feast of Songs and Words. Complete with song, dance, poetry and performance, the event…

Thu 7 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7401 9919

Exhibition & Tour

About the Exhibition & Tour Open all year round, the Globe Exhibition & Tour gives you an opportunity to learn more about this unique building and its most famous playwright, Shakespeare. Taking a Tour Globe Theatre: Tours depart every 30 minutes Our expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of…

Mon 25 Sep

£16 (£12.50–£14.50; Children £9) / 020 7401 9919

Tue 26 Sep

£16 (£12.50–£14.50; Children £9) / 020 7401 9919

Wed 27 Sep

£16 (£12.50–£14.50; Children £9) / 020 7401 9919

…and 93 more dates until 31 Dec

Introductory Lectures

Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks to the plays in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons.* *Please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures. Feedback from…

Wed 4 Oct

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre

£8 (Student £6) / 020 7401 9919

Tue 23 Jan 2018

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre

£8 (Student £6) / 020 7401 9919

Tue 20 Feb 2018

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre

£8 (Student £6) / 020 7401 9919

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre

£8 (Student £6) / 020 7401 9919

Julie Fowlis

Background Join Julie Fowlis, a renowned Scottish singer widely heralded for championing traditional Gaelic in her performances, as she returns to the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for this beautifully intimate concert in support of her upcoming album this autumn. With a career spanning ten years and four studio…

Sun 5 Nov

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

King Lear

‘Love, and be silent’ Synopsis King Lear has three daughters, but no sons. Boldly he makes a decision to divide his kingdom among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute. As he comes to…

Mon 25 Sep

£5–£45 / 020 7401 9919

Tue 26 Sep

£5–£45 / 020 7401 9919

Wed 27 Sep

£5–£45 / 020 7401 9919

…and 12 more dates until 14 Oct

The Little Matchgirl

‘*** ★★★ *She drew out a match – ‘Scratch!’ How it sputtered as it burnt! It gave a warm, bright light, like a little candle, as she held her freezing hand over it. It was really a wonderful light ’* Synopsis As our destitute heroine struggles to survive, she strikes her matches to keep warm. Each match will conjure…

Tue 27 Mar 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Wed 28 Mar 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Thu 29 Mar 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

…and 17 more dates until 21 Apr 2018

Meow Meow: Apocalypse Meow

Background Meow Meow returns to Shakespeare’s Globe for a Christmas show like no other. Following her appearance in Emma Rice’s *A Midsummer Night’s Dream *in 2016, the post-modern cabaret sensation brings her hilarious and heart-wrenching festive extravaganza to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. This most untraditional…

Wed 20 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7401 9919

Thu 21 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7401 9919

Fri 22 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7401 9919

…and 6 more dates until 31 Dec

Much Ado About Nothing

‘I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.’ Synopsis Mexico, 1914. Claudio and Benedick return home from the first wave of the revolution. Claudio has been pining for his love, Hero. Benedick loves her cousin Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick; but because neither will admit it, nothing…

Thu 28 Sep

£5–£45 / 020 7401 9919

Fri 29 Sep

£5–£45 / 020 7401 9919

Sat 30 Sep

£5–£45 / 020 7401 9919

…and 12 more dates until 15 Oct

Read Not Dead - Back by Popular Demand

Back by Popular Demand - Winner's Performance Sunday 1 October, 4.00pm Tickets: £15 (£12 FoSG/Student) In June, three directors teamed up with three scholars and presented their arguments for reviving one of three *Read Not Dead *favourites, all either solo or collaborative plays by Philip Massinger. We can now…

Sun 1 Oct

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£15 (Student £12) / 020 7401 9919

Read Not Dead in Park Street

The Bashful Lover By Philip Massinger (published 1655) Set in northern Italy, Massinger’s last known play presents a drama of love and war. Enamoured with Matilda, the Princess of Mantua, the love-sick Hortensio frequents the court in the hope of seeing her. But Matilda’s hand in marriage is demanded by Lorenzo, the…

Sun 3 Dec

Sackler Studios

£10 (Student £8) / 020 7401 9919

Romantics Anonymous

‘A funny, charming and awkward love story ’ Synopsis Angélique makes beautiful chocolates, carefully infused with all the emotion that seems to overwhelm her in daily life. Jean-René runs a chocolate factory that is running out of steam, rather like his own existence. Both seek help from the usual sources: Jean-René…

Fri 20 Oct

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Sat 21 Oct

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Mon 23 Oct

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

…and 43 more dates until 6 Jan 2018

The Secret Theatre

‘It ’s not enough that men are watched; they must think themselves watched, even when they are not ’****\ ★★ Synopsis Espionage, double-crossing and blackmail come to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in this new spy thriller with powerful contemporary echoes. Spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham oversees a vast…

Thu 16 Nov

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Fri 17 Nov

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Sat 18 Nov

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

…and 19 more dates until 16 Dec

Summer’s Last Will and Testament

‘What pleasure always lasts? No joy endures. Summer I was. I am not what I was…’ Synopsis As Summer reaches the end of his days, he demands his officers give an account of their progress during his reign so he can assess what he can bequeath to his successor. Deeply depressed by their abject failure to secure his…

Fri 29 Sep

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£30 (Student £20) / 020 7401 9919

Theatre Company Q&AS

Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&As after the following matinees.* **Please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Q">King Lear Tuesday 26 September Actors…

Tue 26 Sep

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre

£5 (Student £4) / 020 7401 9919

Tue 10 Oct

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre

£5 (Student £4) / 020 7401 9919

These are the Youths That Thunder

Two rising stars in Shakespeare studies will share their research with the general public in 20 minute papers, followed by discussion. Dr Shanyn Altman ‘Thus with a kiss I die’: Shakespeare and the Art of Self-Slaughter Shanyn Altman is a Teaching Fellow in English Literature at the University of Sussex, where…

Thu 23 Nov

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre

£10 (Student £5) / 020 7401 9919

Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

Background Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons comes to thrilling, theatrical life in an exhilarating show combining Gyre & Gimble’s master puppeteers with a quintet of London’s finest musicians. The performance will conjure a poetic and emotional narrative in response to Max Richter’s acclaimed recomposition of Vivaldi’s…

Fri 9 Mar 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Sun 11 Mar 2018

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

…and 29 more dates until 21 Apr 2018

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