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Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Address:
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
Venue Box Office:
020 7401 9919
Capacity: 
1,380 (seated) & 700 (Standing)

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre opened in 1997. The Globe 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. Discover more about Shakespearean landmarks in the United Kingdom

The Shakespeare's Globe is also home to a second indoor theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Theatre. It is named after the organisation's founder, American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, father of Zoe Wanamaker. Performances have been held inside the theatre since January 2014, and allow Shakespeare's Globe to present plays throughout the year. The theatre has two tiers of galleried seating and a pit seating area and is predominantly lit by candles. Shakespeare's Globe is one of the top Shakespeare theatres in the United Kingdom. Here are some of our favourite Shakespearean theatres

Shakespeare's Globe will reopen in 2021 with a summer season, after being forced to close due to the pandemic. Read more about the reopening of Shakespeare's Globe here.

Seating Plan
Shakespeare's Globe Seating Plan
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Map and Travel Info
Nearest tube: 
London Bridge
Tube lines: 
Northern, Jubilee
Location: 
Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: 
London Bridge
Within congestion zone?: 
Yes
Directions from tube: 
Exit the station, following signs for the River Thames/South Bank. As you reach the river, head west and the Globe is by the Tate Modern on the south side of the river. 
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