Hello from one Globe to another.
We hope you understand it has been difficult for us to decide how to navigate our way forwards during this unprecedented time.
It has been overwhelming to see all your messages of support, and everyone here at the Globe is truly grateful to see all the love for our wooden O.
Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.
As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.
Whilst our doors are closed, our hearts, minds and imaginations are very much open, and we are finding and creating ways in which to stay connected and hopeful with you.
We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.
Shakespeare gave us the gift of stories, and stories have never been more important than now. We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.
With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.
If when we meet again, why, we shall smile
Shakespeare’s Globe is a world-renowned performing arts venue, cultural attraction and education centre located on the bank of the River Thames in London, UK. We celebrate Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world by conducting a radical theatrical experiment.
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All the world's a stage
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players…
Sophie Stone performs Shakespeare’s iconic speech from As You Like It.
Shakespeare's Letter to the Earth
The Globe Ensemble respond to Letters to the Earth with Titania’s speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 2, scene 1.
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We celebrate Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world by conducting a radical theatrical experiment.
Inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres, our diverse programme of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all.
And let us… on your imaginary forces work.
— Henry V, Prologue