Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe, London, photographed from the riverbank.

Photo: Peter Brown 2014

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Artistic director: Dominic Dromgoole
Chief Executive: Neil Constable


Shakespeare's Globe - seats 2080
Sam Wannamaker Playhouse - seats 340


Box office: 020 7401 9919


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21 New Globe Walk
London SE1 9DT

Council: Southwark

Region: London

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London Bridge (Jubilee, Nothern)
Mansion House (Circle, District)
Southwark (Jubilee)
St Paul's (Central)

Cannon Street
London Bridge



Southwark Bridge/ Bankside Pier (nearest)

Day no:
344 (24hr service)
45, 63, 100 to Blackfriars Bridge
15, 17 to Cannon Street
11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76 to Mansion House
381 , RV1 to Southwark Street
344 to Southwark

Night no:
344 (24hr service)

Access information


Assistance dogs welcome - inform Duty House Manager on your arrival at the theatre. Or, staff can look after dogs - inform box office when booking. Note that performances often involve loud noises.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

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Wheelchair access

Accessible toilets and lift available.

One wheelchair user can be accommodated in the yard and three (with a companion each) in 'Gentelman's Box P' (accessible by lift). Advise box office of your needs when booking.

Visual assistance

Audio described performances and touch tours available. Check
schedule for details or call the box office or Access Information line.

Hearing assistance

For details about signed and captioned performances, contact the Access Information Line.

An induction loop is available at all performances; please switch aids to the 'T' position. Hearing aids are not provided. Note that the Globe is an open-air building and the loop will amplify all sounds. The hearing loop works best when seated in the Lower Gallery - inform the Box Office when booking.

Current shows

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Upcoming shows


Learning 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.'

Previews from: Wednesday 25 April 2018
Closes: Sunday 26 August 2018

As You Like It

Rosalind, the daughter of an unjustly exiled duke, falls in love with the wronged Orlando, a courtier deprived of his birthright by his brother - but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court.

Previews from: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Closes: Sunday 26 August 2018

The Two Noble Kinsmen

When the imprisoned Palamon and Arcite vow eternal friendship, they don't expect that anything will come between them. But then from their cell window they see the beautiful Emilia, and their priorities take a sudden and violent turn.

Previews from: Friday 25 May 2018
Closes: Saturday 30 June 2018

The Winter's Tale

In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia.

Previews from: Friday 22 June 2018
Closes: Sunday 14 October 2018


The republic of Venice employs General Othello to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, the love Othello holds for his new wife becomes a torrent.

Previews from: Friday 20 July 2018
Closes: Saturday 13 October 2018


Emilia Bassano was born into a musical family in 1569. She went on to become a published poet and a member of the court.

Previews from: Friday 10 August 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 September 2018


1665. As the plague runs rife through London, Reverend William Mompesson arrives in Eyam, Derbyshire, to lead the parish. But Eyam is no sleepy backwater; it is a village at war with itself.

Previews from: Saturday 15 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 13 October 2018

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