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Shakespeare’s Globe

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Shakespeare’s Globe Founded by Sam Wanamaker, American actor and director, the globe is entirely dedicated to Shakespeare’s works and the venue for which they were created. Construction of the Globe Theatre began in 1993 on foundations six meters deep.

Sam Wanamaker died later that year. The globe consists of three interlinked components. Firstly the Globe Theatre itself, a venue for Shakespeare’s works to be performed and enjoyed by all. Secondly Globe Education, which is a forum for young people to receive education about the world’s most celebrated playwright and to understand the context and venue for which the works were written.

The third of the three is Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition, the most comprehensive exhibition in the world, dedicated to Shakespeare, his influence, his contemporaries, the actors and stage designers that shared his vision and the audience which justified his work.

Every year three quarters of a million people visit the Shakespeare’s Globe and experience Sam Wanamaker’s testimony to the bard. The total development cost ran into many, many millions but has brought about a site which is over two thousand square meters celebrating one of Britain’s institutions.

The Shakespeare’s Globe is still expanding at a great rate with a Library and additional education facilities to be put in place. Performances at the Globe are faithful to the facilities available four hundred years ago, music and sound effects are performed live.  The majority of the audience stand in the open air regardless of wind and rain.

This was how the audiences of Shakespeare’s day would have seen the performances and these traditions have continued to be fully observed.


 

Open all year round, the Globe Exhibition & Tour gives you an opportunity to learn more about this unique building and its most famous playwright, Shakespeare.

Exhibition

Based under the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, our engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. Imagine the Globe as it would have been: the centre of what was once London’s most notorious entertainment district, surrounded by raucous taverns and bawdy-houses.

Open all year round, the Globe Exhibition & Tour gives you an opportunity to learn more about this unique building and its most famous playwright, Shakespeare.

See Shakespeare’s world brought to life in the Exhibition and take a tour of the Globe with our expert guides.

Exhibition and Globe Theatre Tour

Adult: £13.50
Senior (60+): £12.00
Student (with valid ID): £11.00
Children (5-15): £8.00
Children (Under 5): Free
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children) £36.00
From 1 December
Adult: £15.00
Senior (60+): £13.50
Student (with valid ID): £12.50
Children (5-15): £9.00
Children (Under 5): Free
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children) £41.00

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Listing Details

  • Address: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, Greater London,SE1 9DT,United Kingdom
  • Phone: 020 7902 1400
  • Website: http://www.shakespeares-globe.org
  • Email: info@shakespearesglobe.com
  • Get there by bus: 344,RV1,381,388,11,17,23,521,4,15,26,76,100.
  • Get there by tube/train: London Bridge.
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Additional information: The Globe theatre is accessible. It has a lift that allows you to access public areas. Main entrance is accessible by wheelchair.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday 10am-5pm
  • Thursday 10am-5pm
  • Friday 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 10am-5pm

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