Access Guide

Everything you need to know about your visit to Shakespeare's Globe, including travel information, booking tickets and getting around the site.

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Shakespeare's Globe

  • Access / Your Visit / Globe exterior

The Shakespeare's Globe site includes an open air theatre, Exhibition space and Swan Bar and Restaurant.  The entrance to the Exhibition is accessed via a ramp on Bankside.

We aim to be welcoming and accessible to all and are continually updating and improving our provisions for diverse audiences.

A dedicated Access Information Line operates from 10.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, offering advice on specialised services for disabled people at Shakespeare's Globe:

Access Information Line

 Telephone: 020 7902 1409

Please contact us at the above address/telephone number to discuss any access requirements or book tickets to audio-described productions. For signed performancescaptioned performances, and all other ticket booking please go through the box office. For general enquiries please contact the Information Line. The best view of the captioning units is from the lower and middle galleries, from bays L, N, E and G. Please ask the Box Office for further advice when booking.   

For assistance whenever you visit the Globe, please ask staff in advance when you book your tickets or ask our Front of House staff on the day. They will be happy to help.

Access Guide

Please ask for a copy of the Shakespeare's Globe Access Guide at the Information Desk or call the Access Information Line. You can also download a copy on the right-hand side of this page.


We welcome your opinions. If you have any comments to make about facilities at Shakespeare's Globe, or if you would like to receive this information in a different format, please phone the Access Information Line.

Any general comments should be made in writing to:

Communications Assistant
Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk
London SE1 9DT

Please note

We will be making some improvements to our foyer, which will mean that our lift will be out of service from Sunday 24 January until the afternoon of 28 January. Please contact our Access Line if you're concerned this may affect your visit.