Shakespeare's Globe

First-time visitors

First Time Visitors

Where is the nearest tube station?

St Paul's (Central Line), Mansion House (District and Circle lines), London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee Lines).
For more information on how to find us please click here »

Is there any parking?

Parking is very limited around the Globe itself. There is an NCP car park on Thames Exchange on the north side of Southwark Bridge (open 24 hours, seven days a week).

Is there a cloakroom?

A cloakroom is available for patrons attending performances in either the Globe Theatre or the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with a charge of £2.00 per item. Large bags must be left in the cloakroom. Patrons attending performances at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse are strongly encouraged to leave all coats and bags in the cloakroom for your comfort and convenience.

The cloakroom opens 30 minutes before the start of a performance and closes 15 minutes following the end of a performance.

Shakespeare’s Globe reserves the right to refuse oversized or obstructive items into either theatre. Shakespeare’s Globe cannot be held responsible for any personal items brought to the venue, or left in the cloakroom. Staff reserve the right to carry out random bag searches.

Is the theatre air conditioned or heated?

The Globe Theatre is open-air. The temperature is dependent upon the weather. Please dress accordingly.

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is an indoor venue with air conditioning.

What happens when it rains?

Those in seats will be under the protection of a sound roof. Those standing in the yard are at the mercy of the elements. The show will continue regardless. No umbrellas are allowed to be put up in the yard at any time.

What are your opening hours?

We are open every day from 10am – 6pm. The opening times of our Exhibition, Bar and Brasserie and Box Office are also open at other times. For full information on these please follow the links below:

For Exhibition opening hours please click here »
For Bar and Restaurant opening hours please click here »
For Box Office opening hours please click here »

Box Office hours are Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm.

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