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Shakespeare's Globe

Friends & Patrons Events

Friends & Patrons receive discounts to all Globe Events and have access to some exclusive events throughout the year.

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Friends & Patrons receive discounts to all Globe Events and have access to some exclusive events throughout the year.

To book any of these events, please contact the Friends & Patrons office on 020 7902 5970 or email

Upcoming events for Friends & Patrons

Meet the Cast

Exclusively for Friends & Patrons and their guests, these sessions take place after a matinee performance for many plays in the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons.  All cast members are invited to come along and share with you their experience of working at the Globe and you might even hear some backstage secrets...

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

The White Devil: Tuesday 28 March

Othello: Thursday 6 April

Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
Time: Approx. 20 minutes after the end of the matinee performance
Tickets: £3 for Friends & Patrons and your guests, including a glass or wine/soft drink.

Heaven to Hell Backstage Tours

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Globe Theatre? Our exclusive backstage tours begin in the heavens, the attics above the stage, and make their way right down to hell, the trapdoor of the stage itself, via everywhere in-between. Tour highlights include the chance to stand on the Globe stage and a trip to our costume store – where you can see some of the hand-stitched Original Practice costumes, and maybe even try on a hat or two!

Sunday 4 December 2016 (Sold Out)

Sunday 29 January 2017 (Sold Out)

Sunday 26 February 2017 (Sold Out)

Sunday 26 March 2017 (Sold Out)

Venue: Tours start at the Friends Desk near the Globe Shop
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Tickets: £18 for Friends & Patrons and £20 for guests. Tickets include warm drinks and cookies after the tour.

Please note: We are very limited in the numbers we can allow on each tour, and backstage tours are always very popular events. Please do book promptly if you wish to attend.

Venue: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Time: 11am – 12.15pm

Tickets: £15 for Friends & Patrons and your guests.  Tickets for those under 18 are £12.


Please note: Seats for this event will be allocated, and can either be booked online here (under the Special Events category) or by calling the Globe Box Office on 020 7401 9919. 

Friends & Patrons Christmas Concert 2016

For the eleventh year, we will be celebrating the festive period with a special concert performance and selected readings from Globe actors. For 2016, we are excited to be joined in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by The Fourth Choir, London’s LGBT+ chamber choir for advanced singers.

Venue: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Date: Monday 12 December 2016
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Tickets: £10 Seats will be allocated at the point of purchase – please call the Box Office on 020 7401 9919 or book online below.

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