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Shakespeare's Globe

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.

Home to the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, there are guided tours, a gift shopbar and restaurant on-site.

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SHAKESPEARE FOR ALL

All the world's a stage

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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

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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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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse - Macbeth, 2018
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Winter approaches: the worlds of Henry VI and Richard III

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Is Richard III a sequel?

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Our thanks to you all on Giving Tuesday

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SUPPORT OUR CAUSE

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

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Sam Wanamaker Centenary

2019 would have been the 100th birthday of our founder Sam Wanamaker.

This year, the Globe’s visionary founder, Sam Wanamaker, would have celebrated his 100th birthday. To honour this special anniversary, this extraordinary man, and everything that the Globe does todaywe are aiming to raise £100,000 to support his legacy and continue his incredible work.

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