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

There are 12 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

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

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…

Wed 13 Dec

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

Thu 14 Dec

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

Fri 15 Dec

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

…and 14 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…

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

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 a new…

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

‘Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love.’ Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank - Much Ado About Nothing Family Performances: Saturday 24 February 6.00pm Wednesday 28 February 7.00pm Saturday 3 March 6.00pm Saturday 10 March 2.00pm & 6.00pm Saturday 17 March 2.00pm…

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£5–£15 / 020 7401 9919

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£5–£15 / 020 7401 9919

Sat 3 Mar 2018

£5–£15 / 020 7401 9919

…and 3 more dates until 20 Mar 2018

Much Ado About Nothing

Our Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank productions are created especially for young people and are an opportunity for all the family to attend a full-scale, fast-paced 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre. Packed with intrigue, double crossing and plenty of laughter, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect…

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£5–£15 / 020 7401 9919

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£5–£15 / 020 7401 9919

Sat 3 Mar 2018

£5–£15 / 020 7401 9919

…and 3 more dates until 20 Mar 2018

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…

Thu 14 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Fri 15 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Fri 22 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

…and 10 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…

Wed 13 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Fri 15 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 020 7401 9919

Sat 16 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£10–£62 / 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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