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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.
Click here What's Playing at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse!

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WHAT'S ON AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE

MERCHANT OF VENICE, THE

by William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from23 Apr 2015
Opens30 Apr 2015
Booking to07 Jun 2015
Closes07 Jun 2015
TimeTBA (Public booking from Monday 9 February)
Performers
DirectorJonathan Munby
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Lighting
Choreography
Costume
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ProducerShakespeare's Globe
SynopsisThe tale of the Shylock the Jew who battles to reclaim his pound of flesh.
B/O Price£5 - £42
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AS YOU LIKE IT

by William Shakespeare

     
GenreComedy
Previews from15 May 2015
Opens20 May 2015
Booking to05 Sep 2015
Closes05 Sep 2015
TimeTBA (Public booking from Monday 9 February)
Performers
DirectorBlanche McIntyre
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe
SynopsisRosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love.
B/O Price£5 - £42
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KING JOHN

by William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from01 Jun 2015
Opens01 Jun 2015
Booking to28 Jun 2015
Closes28 Jun 2015
TimeTBA (Public booking from Monday 9 February)
Performers
DirectorJames Dacre
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe and Royal & Derngate theatre
SynopsisExplores a tangled world of ruthless politicking and fatal power struggles
B/O Price£5 - £42
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MEASURE FOR MEASURE

by William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from20 Jun 2015
Opens01 Jul 2015
Booking to17 Oct 2015
Closes17 Oct 2015
TimeTBA (Public booking from Monday 9 February)
Performers
DirectorDominic Dromgoole
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe and Royal & Derngate theatre
SynopsisVincentio, Duke of Vienna, departs from his kingdom suddenly and inexplicably, resigning power to his deputy Angelo in his absence. Under Angelo's rule, a vigorous campaign against lechery and sexual licence begins.
B/O Price£5 - £42
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RICHARD II

by William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from11 Jul 2015
Opens22 Jul 2015
Booking to18 Oct 2015
Closes18 Oct 2015
TimeTBA (Public booking from Monday 9 February)
Performers
DirectorSimon Godwin
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe
SynopsisKing Richard banishes his noblemen and seizes their land to fuel his own wars. As anger mounts, a battle for the soul of England begins and one man's divine right to rule is called into question
B/O Price£5 - £42
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RICHARD III (in Mandarin)

by William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from20 Jul 2015
Opens20 Jul 2015
Booking to25 Jul 2015
Closes25 Jul 2015
TimeTBA (Public booking from Monday 9 February)
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
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Costume
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ProducerNational Theatre of China
SynopsisTragedy depicting the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England.
B/O Price£5 - £42
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Other InfoScene synopses in English

HERESY OF LOVE, THE

by Helen Edmundson

     
GenreDrama
Previews from31 Jul 2015
Opens05 Aug 2015
Booking to05 Sep 2015
Closes05 Sep 2015
TimeTBA (Public booking from Monday 9 February)
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe
SynopsisA telling of the life of seventeenth-century Mexican nun and playwright Juana Ines de la Cruz
B/O Price£5 - £42
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MACBETH (in Cantonese)

by William Shakespeare

     
GenreDrama
Previews from17 Aug 2015
Opens17 Aug 2015
Booking to23 Aug 2015
Closes23 Aug 2015
TimeTBA (Public booking from Monday 9 February)
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
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ProducerHong Kong's Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio
SynopsisDescribed as the ‘alchemist of minimalist theatre’, the Tang Shu-wing company works with pared-back staging, voice and movement to release the energies of classic texts.
B/O Price£5 - £42
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Other InfoScene synopses in English

ORESTEIA

by Aeschylus

     
GenreDrama
Previews from29 Aug 2015
Opens02 Sep 2015
Booking to16 Oct 2015
Closes16 Oct 2015
TimeTBA (Public booking from Monday 9 February)
Performers
DirectorAdele Thomas
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
Sound
ProducerShakespeare's Globe
SynopsisA contemporary distillation of all three plays from Aeschylus’s Oresteia. Documenting the bitter cycle of violent retribution that afflicts the House of Atreus as a consequence of Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia, the Oresteia dramatises the shift away from the natural law of the individual blood vendetta and towards a self-governing polis founded on principles of fair trial and punishment.
B/O Price£5 - £42
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NELL GWYNN

by Jessica Swale

     
GenreDrama
Previews from19 Sep 2015
Opens24 Sep 2015
Booking to17 Oct 2015
Closes17 Oct 2015
TimeTBA (Public booking from Monday 9 February)
Performers
Director
Design
Lighting
Choreography
Costume
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ProducerShakespeare's Globe
SynopsisThis new play charts the rise and rise of brilliant wit and charmer Nell Gwynn, from lowly satsuma-seller in the pit, to leading actress on the stage, to King's escort in the Royal Box.
B/O Price£5 - £42
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