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Venue hire

Swan has exclusively planned and hosted private events at the theatre since 2007 and the team have a wealth of experience in delivering stylish celebrations and functions. Our range of beautiful spaces can accommodate 2-450 guests for meetings, dinners, standing receptions or immersive experiences. By choosing to host your event at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe you are helping to support the educational and artistic work of the Shakespeare Charitable Trust. 


Food & Drink


Our menus have been created by our experienced chefs and all food is prepared and delivered fresh from our in-house kitchen, using the highest-quality British, seasonal produce from the best local farmers, butchers and fishmongers.

Our menus include creative canapes and bowls foods, restaurant-quality plated meals, delicious food stations and show-stopping feasts. Likewise, our wine and drinks list include extensive range of options to suit all palates.


The Underglobe


The Underglobe is located beneath the Globe Theatre with a dedicated Bankside entrance. This spectacular events space includes a private mezzanine level for arrival drinks, sweeping staircase, high ceilings and built-in stage. In addition, a high standard of AV is included as standard and white drapery provides an optional blank canvas to tailor the space. The Underglobe is equipped with a fantastic level of standard AV, provided by our in-house suppliers.


Dining – 100-350 guests
Standing reception – 150-450 guests
Please note that the Underglobe is only available for evening events.


The Balcony Room

Balcony Room

The Balcony Room is an elegant and versatile events space with wooden floors and large French windows, opening onto a private balcony with stunning views of the River Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral.

The room can be arranged to host seated dinners, standing receptions, or can be configured cabaret, board room or theatre-style. The room has air conditioning, private bathrooms, a dedicated cloak room, WiFi and lift access.


Dining – up to 70 guests
Standing reception – up to 120 guests
Theatre style – up to 70 guests
Cabaret style – up to 50 guests
Boardroom – up to 30 guests


Tailoring your event

All our event packages can be tailored to your exact requirements and there is almost nothing we can’t accommodate. Our dedicated event planners and designers will work with you to create the perfect event. Using costume, lighting, set work and props we can create outstanding and memorable one-off parties. We also have partnerships with the best London suppliers for entertainment, live music and floristry, so talk to our team if you are looking for more inspiration.


To contact Swan about venue hire:
Telephone: 0207 928 9444 option 2
Visit the Swan website

Corporate hospitality packages
Whether you want to entertain clients or reward and motivate staff, Shakespeare’s Globe is the perfect corporate entertaining venue.  There are corporate hospitality packages available for both the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. For example, guests can enjoy a three-course meal in the on-site Swan restaurant, before watching world-class productions in one of our unique theatres.

Contact Emma Howell for further information on corporate hospitality packages on or 0207 902 5977.