Inspired by Elizabethan reports of the West Indies in the 16th century and imbued with a spirit of magic and superstition, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s tumultuous play of betrayal, love and forgiveness, at Shakespeare's Globe in 2021.
Set on a remote and mysterious desert island, a banished father must relinquish control and release his daughter in order for her, and for him, to grow, love and understand this brave new world. With enchantments and treachery at every turn, will anyone ever escape?
‘Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.’
— Act III, scene 2
When attending a performance in one of our theatres, you will be asked to arrive and queue at either the main foyer on New Globe Walk or the Groundling Gates on Bankside (opposite the river) at a specified time slot.
Instructions for where you should go and your time slot will be on your e-tickets and sent to you in a pre-visit email. On arrival you will be asked to do a temperature check before entering the building.
The venue is contactless. When you arrive, show your booking reference on a device. We will only accept contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Cash not accepted.
Those over the age of 11 must wear a face covering for the duration of their visit to the Globe Theatre, unless they are exempt.
We encourage a 1.5m social distance between people at all times – this is enforced by staff and visible floor markers.
Please follow any one-way or other directional signage that we have put in place for your safety.
We have hand sanitiser stations located across our site. We also have enhanced cleaning, including toilets