Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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.