Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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The Globe Theatre opened in 1997 and is one of the most unique, remarkable and breath-taking theatrical spaces in London.

It is also the only thatched-roof building in London, which is an open-air theatre with no roof over the central yard, which performances take place in all weather.

Seats are arranged in galleries all around the wide, open stage, so spectators and performers can see each other at all times. There are also a limited amount of seats in the yard available from £5.

The summer season opens on the 19 May with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, followed by Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night. The Globe Touring Ensemble will perform As You Like It, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, including some of the ever-popular Audience Choice performances.

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse named in honour of the Globe’s founder, opened in 2014 and is based on indoor candlelit theatres known to Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Lit by over one hundred beeswax candles, with a spectacularly decorated ceiling. The intimate Sam Wanamaker Playhouse hosts plays, concerts, education workshops and events throughout the year. Its main theatrical season runs from late October to early April, which there are a full programme of events through the summer that include Metamorphoses, a new piece of theatre by the Globe’s writer-in-residence and inspired by Ovid’s Myths, which will open on the 30 September.

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Opening Times

Bookings should be made through the box office.

Tel: 020 7401 9919

Fax: 020 7902 1475.

Opening Times

Globe Theatre - late April to early October, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse - late October to early April

Venue Details & Map

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
+44 (0)20 7401 9919
Public transport:
Tube: Mansion House, St Pauls, tube/train: London Bridge, Waterloo. Walk along the riverside from London Bridge or Waterloo.

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps with handrail within building
Ramps within building
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Hearing loop system
Information available in large print
Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs can be looked after by staff
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Accessible changing rooms
Audio Described (AD) performances
Captioned (CAP) performances
Low payment counters
Low reception or information counters
Relaxed performances
Signed British Sign Language (BSL) performances
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Private Dining
Set price menu
Theatre menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Children Facilities
Children welcome
Childrens menu
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Civil Partnership licence held
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Licenced for civil marriages
Wedding service
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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