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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.

'WHEN WE DO MEET AGAIN, WHY, WE SHALL SMILE'

Whilst our building is temporarily closed, our hearts and minds remain open online. During this time, you can stay connected to us during through many ways.

In an unprecedented time for theatre, as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we need your help more than ever before. Please donate to help fund the future of Shakespeare’s Globe.

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YOUTUBE PREMIERES: NOW SHOWING

Six of our productions will be shared for free via our YouTube channel over the coming months.

The first play, Hamlet is now on YouTube and available until Sunday 19 April before it will be replaced by another title.

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RECENT BLOGS

Hamlet Shakespeare's Globe
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Get thee ready for Hamlet on YouTube

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Thought of the week: Sonnet 15

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How to watch our free Globe Player films

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Henry IV Falstaff blog card
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For the love of laughter

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love in isolation
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Joy and wonder in a time of isolation

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#WorldTheatreDay

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RECENT PODCASTS

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#SuchStuff s5 e1: 10 Things I Hate About You

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#SuchStuff s5 bonus episode: A message from Michelle Terry

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#SuchStuff s4 e3: International Women's Day

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We will do our best to continue making Shakespeare accessible to you all in these extraordinary times, until we are able to welcome you into this wooden O once again…

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