Shakespeare's Globe

Sonnet Sunday

An Immersive, Promenade Experience

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Sunday 2 September 2018 (see below for timings and details)

Shakespeare's Globe

Tickets Running time
TicketsThe Completist: £25
The Sonnet Lover: Seated £15 | Standing £5
Running timeThe Completist: four hours
The Sonnet Lover: two hours

Your visit

Getting here
Eating and drinking
Where to stay
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Federay Holmes
Curator and Director

Tayo Akinbode

Athena Stevens
Community Concert Director

Craig Ritchie
Community Concert Director

Darren Raymond
Community Concert Director

Emma Caplan
Community Concert Director

Booking Information

Morning Session: Book tickets

Completist: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Sonnet Lover: 12.00 – 2.00pm

Afternoon Session: Book tickets

Completist: 3.00 – 7.00pm
Sonnet Lover: 5.00 – 7.00pm 


On Sonnet Sunday, the Globe Isle becomes home to all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets. The Dark Ladies, Sweet Youths and Saucy Jacks of our sonnet ensemble will haunt the building, hidden in the secret nooks and capering on the familiar stages of the Globe.

This is a special opportunity to experience this building, this poetry, and our creative ensemble in an utterly unique way. The day is also a celebration of our local and wider community, as groups from Borough Market, Bermondsey and further afield join the actors in a celebration of this beautiful collection of Shakespeare’s verse.

Ticket Types

There are two types of ticket available for Sonnet Sunday: The Completist and The Sonnet Lover.

The Completist ticket allows access around the site for the full four hours of your booked session (i.e. 10.00am – 2.00pm, or 3.00 – 7.00pm). Completists will spend two hours experiencing the Sonnets in a range of places across the whole of Shakespeare’s Globe (inside and out), followed by a further two hours, seated in the Globe Theatre, where you will experience the remainder of the Sonnets as below.  

The Sonnet Lover ticket gives you access to two hours of Sonnets in the Globe Theatre (i.e. 12.00pm – 2.00pm, or 5.00 – 7.00pm). Performed close-up and in choral form, on the stage and throughout the Wooden O, in speech and in song, you can experience this part of the celebration either seated (£15), or standing in the Yard (£5). Please note that this ticket type does not include access to the first two immersive hours of the session.

Additional Information

Each audience member will be allocated a specific entry point to the site, which will be marked on your ticket and clearly signposted on the day.

If you have any access requirements, please let us know at the point of booking so that we can direct you to an accessible entrance on your arrival.

There will be no cloakroom open on the day, and bag checks will be happening on arrival, so please refrain from bringing large bags or luggage.