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Address: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
Tube: London Bridge or Mansion House(both 10 Min walk)
Tel: 020 7401 9919
Capacity 1,380 (seated) & 700 (Standing)
Air Conditioning: No, it is an open air theatre!
Wheelchair Access: Yes!
Sound Amplification: Yes!
Seating Plan
Repertoire Schedule


The Globe, which opened in 1997, is a reconstruction of an open-air theatre designed in 1599. The season normally runs from May to October and sometimes over the Christmas period. Tours of the theatre and an exhibition is also available.

The Shakespeare's Globe is to open a second theatre - it has named its new 340 seat Indoor Jacobean Theatre The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, named after the organisation's founder, American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Performances open to the public in January 2014, and allow Shakespeare's Globe to present plays throughout the year. The theatre will have two tiers of galleried seating and a pit seating area and will be predominantly lit by candles.
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WHAT'S ON AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (GLOBE TO GLOBE)

By William Shakespeare

     
GenreComedy
Previews from05 May 2014
Opens05 May 2014
Booking to10 May 2014
Closes10 May 2014
TimeMon at 7.30pm, Tues at 2pm, Wed & Fri at 7.30pm; Sat at 2pm
Performers
DirectorSunil Shanbag
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Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerArpana, Mumbai, India
Synopsis20th-century India stands in for Renaissance France in this imaginative production of a play that reverses all the usual expectations of Shakespearean comedy. When Bharatram (Bertram) flees his native Gujarat for Bombay, his mother’s ward Heli (Helena), desperately in love, decides to pursue him. But Bharatram feels differently, and attaches two obstructive conditions to their marriage – conditions he is sure will never be met.
B/O Price£
Length
Other InfoPerformed in Gujarati with scene synopses in English.
Performance Schedule

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

By William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from17 May 2014
Opens29 May 2014
Booking to24 Aug 2014
Closes24 Aug 2014
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PerformersEve Best (Cleopatra), Phil Daniels (Enobarbus)
DirectorJonathan Munby
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe Theatre
SynopsisCleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.
B/O Price£15 to £42 (£5 Standing)
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COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE

By William Shakespeare

     
GenreComedy
Previews from30 Aug 2014
Opens04 Sep 2014
Booking to12 Oct 2014
Closes12 Oct 2014
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Performers
DirectorBlanche McIntyre
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
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ProducerShakespeare's Globe Theatre
SynopsisTake one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.
B/O Price£
Length
Other InfoThis production will employ Renaissance costumes and staging.
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DOCTOR' SCROGGY'S WAR

By Howard Brenton

     
GenreDrama
Previews from12 Sep 2014
Opens17 Sep 2014
Booking to10 Oct 2014
Closes10 Oct 2014
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Performers
DirectorJohn Dove
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe Theatre
SynopsisFirst World War, Jack Twigg, 19 years old, enlists in the London Regiment and goes on a journey he never imagined – nor did the rest of the world. On his way, he meets the pioneering medic Harold Gillies, who saves his life and his sanity. But who is the mysterious ‘Doctor Scroggy’ who appears at night in Gillies’s hospital dispensing champagne to the patients?
B/O Price£
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HAMLET (GLOBE TO GLOBE)

By William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from23 Apr 2014
Opens23 Apr 2014
Booking to26 Apr 2014
Closes26 Apr 2014
TimeWed 23 Apr & Fri 25 Apr at 7.30pm, Sat 26 Apr at 2pm
Performers
DirectorDominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst
DesignJonathan Fensom
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe Theatre
SynopsisLearning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder’.
B/O Price£
Length
Other InfoThis production is going on to hundreds of venues across the world over a two year period
Performance Schedule

HOLY WARRIORS

By David Eldridge

     
GenreDrama
Previews from19 Jul 2014
Opens23 Jul 2014
Booking to24 Aug 2014
Closes24 Aug 2014
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Performers
DirectorJames Dacre
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe Theatre
SynopsisSaladin’s great army have corrected a great wrong by taking Jerusalem back for Islam, after the barbaric slaughter of their people one hundred years ago. But for Muslim and Christian alike Jerusalem is a Holy City. Across England and Outremer, nobles answer the call to arms from Richard the Lionheart to march on Jerusalem in the third crusade and retake the Holy City from Saladin.
B/O Price£
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JULIUS CAESAR

By William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from20 Jun 2014
Opens02 Jul 2014
Booking to11 Oct 2014
Closes11 Oct 2014
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Performers
DirectorDominic Dromgoole
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe Theatre
SynopsisWhen Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?
B/O Price£
Length
Other InfoThis production will employ Renaissance costumes and staging.
Performance Schedule

KING LEAR - Small Touring Production

By William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from06 Aug 2014
Opens06 Aug 2014
Booking to23 Aug 2014
Closes23 Aug 2014
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Performers
DirectorBill Buckhurst
DesignJonathan Fensom
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe Theatre
SynopsisOld King Lear, weary of royal duties, proposes to break up his kingdom and divide it among his three daughters. But this rash generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear discovers too late the false values by which he has lived – and, in turn, the suffering common to all humanity.
B/O Price£
Length
Other InfoPerformed at the Globe and touring on a small-scale, Elizabethan-style stage.
Performance Schedule

LAST DAYS OF TROY, THE

By Simon Armitage

     
GenreDrama
Previews from10 Jun 2014
Opens10 Jun 2014
Booking to28 Jun 2014
Closes28 Jun 2014
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Performers
DirectorNick Bagnall
DesignAshley Martin Davies
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerRoyal Exchange Theatre in association with Shakespeare’s Globe
SynopsisThe Greeks are laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen, Helen. But as the conflict drags on, and despite battlefields scarlet with blood, opposing forces have reached a bitter stalemate. Desperate and exhausted, both Gods and mortals squabble amongst themselves for the spoils of war and the hand of victory.
B/O Price£
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MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (GLOBE TO GLOBE) (PERFORMED IN SIGN LANGUAGE)

By William Shakespeare

     
GenreComedy
Previews from02 Jun 2014
Opens02 Jun 2014
Booking to07 Jun 2014
Closes07 Jun 2014
TimeMon 7.30pm, Tues 2pm, Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2pm
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
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Costume
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ProducerDeafinitely Theatre, London, UK
SynopsisHermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia… When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and walk into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies.
B/O Price£
Length
Other InfoPerformed in British Sign Language with scene synopses in English
Performance Schedule

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Small Touring Production

By William Shakespeare

     
GenreComedy
Previews from28 Apr 2014
Opens28 Apr 2014
Booking to19 May 2014
Closes19 May 2014
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Performers
DirectorMax Webster
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe Theatre
SynopsisClaudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend.
B/O Price£
Length
Other InfoPerformed at the Globe and touring on a small-scale, Elizabethan-style stage.
Performance Schedule

PITCAIRN

By Richard Bean

     
GenreDrama
Previews from22 Sep 2014
Opens22 Sep 2014
Booking to11 Oct 2014
Closes11 Oct 2014
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Performers
DirectorMax Stafford-Clark
DesignTim Shortall
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerA co-production between Out of Joint, Chichester Festival Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe
SynopsisIn the southern Pacific Ocean on the remote island of Pitcairn, the infamous mutineers of The Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian (or should it be Titreano?), begin to establish a new society alongside their Tahitian followers. Tensions quickly swell as the British settlers refuse to relinquish the vices of their past. Social, racial and sexual schisms render the once paradisiac island into a hotbed of discord and bloody violence. Pitcairn vividly explores the conflict between personal freedoms and public responsibilities.
B/O Price£
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PUNISHMENT WITHOUT REVENGE (GLOBE TO GLOBE) (PERFORMED IN SPANISH)

By Lope de Vega

     
GenreDrama
Previews from01 Sep 2014
Opens01 Sep 2014
Booking to06 Sep 2014
Closes06 Sep 2014
TimeMon 7.30pm, Tues 2pm, Wed & Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2pm
Performers
DirectorErnesto Arias
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerFundacion Siglo de Oro (Rakata), Madrid, Spain
SynopsisFederico, bastard son of the Duke of Ferrara, falls in love with Cassandra, his father’s intended bride, and she with him. When the truth of their ‘dishonourable’ union comes to light, the Duke exacts a pitiless revenge.
B/O Price£
Length
Other InfoPerformed in Castilian Spanish with scene synopses in English
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TITUS ANDRONICUS

By William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from24 Apr 2014
Opens01 May 2014
Booking to13 Jul 2014
Closes13 Jul 2014
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PerformersWilliam Houston (Titus), Indira Varma (Tamora), Obi Abili (Aaron), Matthew Needham (Saturninus), Ian Gelder (Marcus Andronicus), Steffan Donnelly, Dyfan Dwyfor, Samuel Edward-Cook, Paul Ham, William Houston, Nicholas Karimi, Jake Mann, Brian Martin, Bryonie Pritchard, David Shaw-Parker, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Jamie Wilkes.
DirectorLucy Bailey
DesignWilliam Dudley
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
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ProducerShakespeare's Globe Theatre
SynopsisReturning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus’ sacrifice of Tamora’s eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron.
B/O Price£5-£42
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Other InfoThis production revisits Lucy Bailey’s Globe production of 2006.
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