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Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Shakespeare’s Globe

Closed until further notice

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Sound Amplification:

Induction Loop


Accessible toilets by Globe Door 1, next to first aid room on Piazza level, and on Lecture Theatre level - staff can assist.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium. Please inform the Box Office when booking and contact the house manager upon arrival. Please be aware thet the Yard can be very noisy and crowded and that certain productions contain loud sound effects such as cannon fire.


1 space situated in the Stalls of the Globe Theatre; 3 spaces situated in the Circle. 2 spaces available in Sam Wanamaker's Playhouse.

Access from Street to Foyer:

Level access.

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

28 steps to Middle Gallery of Globe Theatre, 50 to Upper Gallery, lift to main theatre level. No steps to Stalls of Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; 15 to Lower Circle, 35 to Upper Circle.

Level Access:

Level access to Globe Theatre and Stalls of Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Lift access to all other levels of Playhouse.

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:

Lift to all levels.


Contact the venue:

020 7401 9919

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.


2 bars: Foyer Café Bar and Swan Bar, both with views of the Thames.

Air Conditioned:


Accepts Theatre Tokens:



Situated on the bank of the River Thames alongside Bankside’s Cultural Quarter, Shakespeare’s Globe is the place to be for productions of the Bard’s work, welcoming thousands of visitors to experience internationally renowned Shakespeare productions every day.

The original Globe Theatre opened in 1599. A short walk from the National Theatre, a reconstruction of Shakespeare’s theatre now stands just a stone’s throw away from where the original once stood.

Shakespeare’s Globe also contains the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a magical candlelit indoor theatre located on the Globe site and accessed through the main foyer.

Steeped in historic legacy, Shakespeare’s Globe perhaps looks much older than it is, but is in actual fact one of the newest of the theatres in the area; it was reconstructed in the 90s, founded by pioneering American actor/director Sam Wanamaker. In 1613, during a performance of Henry VIII, wadding from a stage cannon ignited the thatched roof and the original Globe was burnt to the ground. 400 years later, live cannons may no no longer used in theatres, but Shakespeare’s canon is being performed here in original performance conditions.

Its work is not just limited to staging his plays, but also acts as an international resource in the exploration of his work, offering numerous education programmes, seeking to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare.

Attendees can dine at the Swan, The Globe’s very own elegant restaurant, before enjoying Much Ado About Nothing or one of many other brilliantly produced shows. The Swan boasts great food and incredible views of the Thames and The City.

Due to the current pandemic various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows. Please bear with us as we try to keep this page as up to date as possible. If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing enquiries@soltukt.co.uk. If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

For more than 40 years, TKTS was our on-the-day theatre ticket box office in Leicester Square. Currently closed due to the current situation, we are now selling our great last minute seats and prices online. Click here to learn more.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.