We aim to be welcoming and accessible for all and are continually updating and improving our facilities at Shakespeare’s Globe for disabled people.
General Access to Performances
If you have any access requirements, please visit our Access page here for information on how to join our free Access Scheme.
The Access Scheme aims to assist you in booking tickets and helping us to understand your specific needs. This page also has information about discounts available to disabled patrons and carers.
Please note that discounted tickets cannot be booked online, and so please contact the Box Office directly on 020 7401 9919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any concerns or queries about your visit, please contact us on email@example.com or 020 7902 1409 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm) and we will be happy to help.
There are 28 steps to the Middle Gallery, and 50 steps to the Upper Gallery. Gentleman’s Room P is lift accessible and can accommodate up to three patrons using wheelchairs and three companions. One wheelchair ramp that slightly elevates its user is available in the yard. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you if you book an unsuitable seat or do not notify us at the time of booking.
A hearing aid loop is available at all performances; please switch aids to the ‘T’ position.
Please note that the Globe is an open air theatre and the loop will amplify all sounds. The hearing loop works best when seated in the Lower Gallery. If a hearing aid proves incompatible with our system, please inform the Duty House Manager. This applies to a small number of digital aids, for which reason, we have a limited number of supplementary headsets available. We cannot provide hearing aids.
Hearing and guide dogs are welcome at all performances and can either accompany their owner into the theatre, or be looked after by staff. We can accommodate up to four dogs for any performance. Please note performances can involve loud noises.
Shakespeare’s Globe offers a number of assisted performances throughout our theatre seasons for both venues.
Audio Described Performances
We hold Audio Described performances throughout both our theatre seasons. Audio Description uses the spaces between the production’s dialogue to give essential information which enables blind and partially sighted patrons to engage with the production on their own terms.
We have British Sign Language interpreted performances throughout both our theatre seasons for our Deaf and deafened patrons.
We have Captioned performances here for our deaf and deafened patrons, and those with hearing loss which display the text and other audio elements of the productions on screens in the theatre.