The Globe Theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe




Show timings depend on the seasonal programming. Guided tours are available daily at 10am, 11am and 12pm.


Shows last anywhere between one and half to three hours. Guided tours last approximately two hours.




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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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



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Experience a Shakespearean classic at the Shakespeare Globe in Bankside or learn more about its history on a Shakespeare’s Globe guided tour and an exhibition. 

What’s on at the Shakespeare’s Globe

Book in advance for Shakespeare’s Globe’s Summer Season, which includes a series of Shakespearean plays in the open-air theatre every summer, from May until October.

Two people sit and admire the majestic setting of the Shakespeare Globe amphitheatre.

During winter, you can see performances at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an indoor theatre named after the founder of Shakespeare’s Globe. Built in the Jacobean style, its plays are performed in candlelight.

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What tours can I go on at Shakespeare’s Globe ?


Step back into 400 years of history on a guided tour of the Shakespeare Globe auditorium, which departs every 30 minutes, daily, throughout the year (subject to rehearsals and performances). 

Tickets must be booked in advance – book tickets for the Shakespeare’s Globe tour and exhibition now.

Expert guides bring to life tales from this working theatre and explain how it remains an experimental venue today during the 40-minute tour.

Where is Shakespeare’s Globe ?

The Shakespeare’s Globe is in Bankside, on the south bank of the river Thames. This reconstruction of the original Elizabethan theatre is just 230m (750ft) from its original Bankside location.

How to get to Shakespeare’s Globe

The Shakespeare’s Globe is easily accessible by various means of transport.

A man and a women are chatting with animation as they leave the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

London BlackfriarsLondon Bridge and London Cannon Street train stations; and BlackfriarsSouthwarkLondon BridgeMansion House and St Paul’s Underground stations are all within 15 minutes’ walk.

Walk to Bankside using riverside footpaths from the South Bank and Southwark Bridge, or cross the river from the City of London via the Millennium Bridge.

There are Santander Cycles docking points just behind the theatre, at New Globe Walk.

River bus services with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers stop at Bankside Pier, directly outside the Globe. 

Where can I eat nearby?

Enjoy a pre-theatre or post-tour meal at Shakespeare’s Globe’s on-site restaurant Swan at the Globe. Featuring sweeping views of the river Thames, this restaurant serves modern British food and a special Midsummer Night’s Dream afternoon tea.

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

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