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About Shakespeare Globe Centre-USA Inc.

Shakespeare Globe Centre-USA Inc. (SGC USA) works to support and develop the Globe in London as well as supporting the numerous activities of the Globe which take place in America.

Founded by American actor Sam Wanamaker in 1974, SGC USA was a cornerstone in his quest to reconstruct the Globe Theatre, now completed on Bankside in London, and the transatlantic links remain to this day. From the fundraising of our American board to the kind donation of John Wolfson of many early modern play texts, including a copy of Shakespeare’s quarto and first folio editions, SGC USA highlights the popularity of the work of Shakespeare all across the world. In addition, the Globe has unprecedented resource material from its own respected research department which is led by fellow American Dr. Farah Karim-Cooper, who also chairs the architectural research group that advised on the design of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the Globe’s new indoor Jacobean theatre.

SGC USA’s love of Shakespeare is evident in the success for the Globe in bringing over productions from our London base to America; from small scale tours regularly crossing America to the Broadway transfer of our award winning productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night. This is in addition to the huge success we have had with the screening of productions filmed in London in cinemas all over America.

SGC USA also helps support the charitable work through Globe Education. Globe Education has worked across the syllabus, creating short courses for high school students and undergraduates at several different US universities. These include an extended program for Rutgers students incoporating the opportunity to study overseas at the Globe Theatre in London. Alongside the work with students, the Globe is working in collaboration with UC Davis to establish an academy for teachers and educators which combines lessons in California with courses taught in London.

The Shakespeare Globe Trust is a United Kingdom based educational charity dedicated to the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance. All of its work is achieved without any annual government subsidy.

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We wish the US Patrons of SGC USA to share in the celebration of the Globe but with particular emphasis on the Globe’s work in the USA. Read more about the different membership levels below.

Specify which US Patronage you would like by entering the respective fee in 'Donation amount'.



$1,000 – $4,999


  • Access to a special allocation of tickets for the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, up to 48 hours before a performance date (subject to availability), including complimentary programme and seat cushion vouchers*
  • Access to late availability tickets for US tour performances (subject to availability)*
  • Priority Booking for theatre seasons in London
  • Invitations to US film screenings of Globe Theatre productions
  • Three mailings per year with information on theatre seasons in London, and US tour or Broadway performances 
  • Updates throughout the year highlighting the Shakespeare Globe Centre's activities
  • Acknowledgement in all programmes for US tours


Specify which US Patronage you would like by entering the respective fee in 'Donation amount'


*Ticket allowances apply. Globe Theatre bookings will be limited to four tickets per performance per Actor. Sam Wanmaker Playhouse bookings will be limited to two tickets per performance per Actor. US tour bookings will be limited to two tickets per performance per Actor.


$5,000 – $9,999


All the benefits of being an Actor, plus

  • Invitation to exclusive events throughout the year in the US
  • Invitation to a London Press Night each year
  • Invitations to the London Gala, Season Preview events and Patrons Backstage Tours in London*
  • Invitation to an opening night of the US tour each year
  • Souvenir programme for all Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse productions, signed by the cast
  • Acknowledgement in all programmes for theatre seasons in the UK
  • Acknowledgement of your support on the Shakespeare's Globe website and on the donor board in the Globe foyer


Specify which US Patronage you would like by entering the respective fee in 'Donation amount'


*Extra costs are applicable




All the benefits of being a Playwright, plus

  • Invitations to participate in trips to the UK that offer a peak behind-the-scenes at the Globe and special access to other cultural, theatrical and historical treasures
  • Invitation to the annual US Patrons Council's events 
  • Opportunity to meet with members of the Globe's executive team over afternoon tea or dinner in London


Specify which US Patronage you would like by entering the respective fee in 'Donation amount'

Shakespeare's Globe Memberships in London

Alongside the SGC USA Patrons’ scheme, the Globe in London operates Memberships for those who wish to support our work at a lower level of donation. Please see our Memberships page for details of the benefits and to join the scheme or renew online. Please note that the tax advantages available to US Taxpayers joining the SGC USA scheme are not available to donors who join the Globe Memberships scheme.


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