Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
  • Telephone 020 7401 9919
  • Opening times Times vary
  • Box office times 10am–6pm
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  • Website www.shakespearesglobe.com
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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An oak-and-thatch replica of the Globe Theatre – the Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote the majority of his plays – modern Shakespeare's Globe is an acclaimed theatre that was founded by Sam Wanamaker, located only 230 meters from the site of the original. Shakespeare's Globe stages productions by the Bard and his contemporaries. The main round auditorium space can seat 850 people on benches, with an additional 700 standing positions – called 'Groundlings' – by the stage. Next door to the main theatre is the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an indoor theatre modelled after Jacobean era theatres, which stage productions in the winter months when the Globe cannot be used.

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Antony and Cleopatra

For the first time in ten years, Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s epic story of love, duty, and power unfolds in the Globe Theatre in a ground-breaking bilingual production using Spoken English and British Sign Language. Rome is a militant empire governed by three men. Egypt is an ancient kingdom ruled by a woman.

Sun 4 Aug

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Tue 6 Aug

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Wed 7 Aug

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…and 20 more dates until 15 Sep

The Comedy of Errors

See double this summer as The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s madcap comedy about long-lost siblings and mistaken identities, unravels in the Globe Theatre. Two sets of twins are separated by a shipwreck and end up in rival cities. After twenty years apart, they inadvertently cross paths and set in motion a series of…

Wed 21 Aug

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Thu 22 Aug

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Fri 23 Aug

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…and 37 more dates until 27 Oct

Much Ado About Nothing

The war is over. And there’s a new life waiting. Champions of the battlefield are reunited with those they left at home. The future seems hopeful. What could it take for the new world of peace to be threatened?

Thu 25 Apr

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Fri 26 Apr

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Sat 27 Apr

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…and 58 more dates until 24 Aug

Princess Essex | Globe

Discover the world of Edwardian seaside beauty pageants at the Globe this summer, as Princess Essex, a new play by Anne Odeke, bursts into our iconic open-air theatre. It’s Southend-on-Sea, Essex, in 1908. Princess Dinubolu of Senegal enters a beauty contest at the iconic Kursaal, Europe’s biggest entertainment complex.

Fri 13 Sep

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Sat 14 Sep

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Mon 16 Sep

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…and 16 more dates until 26 Oct

Richard III

Shakespeare's classic tale of murder and resentment comes to life in a new co-production between Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse.

Thu 9 May

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Fri 10 May

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Mon 13 May

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…and 43 more dates until 3 Aug

Shakespeare's Globe Story and Guided Tours

In our brand-new, walk-through exhibition space, you’ll be immersed in the sights, sounds, and secrets of Shakespeare’s London, travelling through over 400 years of fascinating history. You’ll be able to relive some of our most iconic shows with seasonally curated displays, and even have the chance to get ready for the…

Wed 30 Oct

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The Taming of the Shrew | Globe

Step inside an absurd carnival this summer as Shakespeare’s vicious comedy The Taming of the Shrew arrives in the Globe Theatre. Lucentio is determined to win the beautiful Bianca’s hand in marriage. When her father declares that it will only happen once her older sister Katherina is wedded, the competition to mould the…

Thu 6 Jun

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Fri 7 Jun

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Mon 10 Jun

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…and 36 more dates until 26 Oct

Reviews & features

Shakespeare's Globe announces 2021 shows, presale tickets are available now

7 Apr 2021

London's world-famous open-air venue reopens to celebrate stories of laughter, tears, nature and more

Shakespeare's Globe is set to reopen for the first time since last spring on Wednesday 19 May 2021. After one of the most isolating and lonely years in global history, The Globe has confirmed their summer season will 'celebrate all that unites us…