Shakespeare's Globe

Access Guide

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

Visiting the theatre

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For information on booking tickets and the specifics of the theatre, please click here.

Arrival at the Globe

Entry to the main foyer is through heavy glass, double doors. A wheelchair-accessible automatic door on the left is operated by buttons placed inside and outside. It opens outwards.

The Information Desk is directly in front of the main entrance doors. The right hand side of the counter is lowered for patrons using wheelchairs and is 750mm high. Two public payphones situated to the left of the foyer are at a height accessible to patrons in wheelchairs.

Access to the Exhibition is via a separate entrance on Bankside. For more information, please click here.

Access into the Theatre

A lift located to the right of the Box Office holds six people or one person in a wheelchair and attendant. The door opening is 815 mm wide. The internal width of the lift is 1095mm and internal depth 1795mm. It gives access to: the theatre; gift shop and coffee cart on the piazza level (marked P); bar (P); restaurant (1); hospitality areas; such as the Founders’ Foyer (1); and Balcony Room (2). To the left of the Information Desk is a curving staircase with 17 steps up to: theatre, shop, coffee cart, piazza and bar areas (P). There is a handrail on both sides. Glass doors open onto the piazza which surrounds the theatre.

All seats in the theatre are narrow benches without back support and have 482 mm of leg room in front. For the Lower, Middle and Upper Galleries, the back row of seating offers wall support to lean against.

Please note: All bench seating is accessed via steps. If you wish to transfer from a wheelchair please discuss with the Box Office at the time of booking; or contact the access line: 
Telephone: 0207 902 1409  

Entering the Theatre

The theatre is entered and exited through large wooden doors, staffed at all times.

Wheelchair Accessible Toilets

Piazza level (P): Two accessible toilets to the left, one immediately after the shop and one at the end of the corridor, beyond the gentleman’s toilets (approximately 5 metres). One accessible toilet on the west side of the piazza next to the first aid room.

First Aid Rooms

There are two First Aid Rooms, one located near the Theatre and one in the Exhibition. Both are accessible via lift. If you will need access to a first aid room on your visit, please inform the Duty House Manager on arrival.