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Welcome to
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 shoprestaurant and bar on-site.

 

Summer 2020 at the Globe promises to be full of mythic love and radical transformation

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See what’s on this summer, read our introductory blog for a full rundown of what’s in store and join the conversation  #ThisWoodenO.

Public booking for Summer 2020 at the Globe is now open! 

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COMING UP

Get tickets to our candlelit Playhouse until 18 April

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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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  • Hi The Globe Ensemble respond to Letters to the Earth with Titania’s speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 2, scene 1.

STORIES & FEATURES FROM THE BLOG

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Things to do during February half term at the Globe

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Plays 

Women beware women? Introducing Middleton's complex female characters

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30 Shakespearean chat-up lines for Valentine's Day

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Announcing Summer 2020 at the Globe

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This wooden O: the history of our unique shape

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What's it like to volunteer at the Globe?

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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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BECOME A MEMBER

Join the thousands of members supporting the Globe’s charitable cause, receiving Priority Booking and exclusive discounts.

This year, members receive a 10% discount on up to four tickets for each of our Summer 2020 productions during Priority Booking.

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