Season's Greetings from Shakespeare's Globe

 We wish you all the joy that you can wish for this holiday season

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A cream coloured graphic with an illustration of a green fir tree, covered in snow. Pink, orange and red versions of the circular Shakespeare's Globe logo are dotted on the tree like baubles. Text in red lettering reads: 'Season's Greetings' in the top right corner, with text in the bottom right corner reading: Shakespeare's Globe.

Season’s Greetings from all of us at Shakespeare’s Globe.

From all of us here at Shakespeare’s Globe, we wish you a joyful festive season and look forward to a bright and hopeful 2022. Thank you for all your support this past year: we couldn’t have reopened our doors without you.

If you’re visiting our Bankside site over the next few weeks, see what’s on in our London home below and check our opening hours to make the most of your visit.

Our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will reopen for performances from 4 January 2022.

Measure for Measure in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Performances of Measure for Measure until 31 December 2021 have now been cancelled, and we’ll be taking a short break and reopening the doors to our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 4 January 2022. If you had a ticket for one of our cancelled performances, our Box Office team will have been in touch.

Measure for Measure will continue to run from 4 – 15 January 2022 and tickets are still available. We cannot wait to welcome you into our candlelit Playhouse once more in the New Year!

The Fir Tree in the Globe Theatre

This year’s Christmas show, The Fir Tree, is a magical reimagination of  Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, and guarantees a fantastic time for the whole family.  Performances continue to run in our outdoor Globe Theatre until 30 December 2021, with  Covid-19 health & safety measures in place.

A group of four actors sit, kneel and stand on the Globe Theatre stage, looking over their right shoulders off camera. One of the actors controls a mouse puppet, made from a hessian sack and cardboard. A bare fir tree is positioned upstage.

The Fir Tree is now playing in our open-air Globe Theatre.

Two parents and two young children walk through the archway into the Yard of the Globe Theatre: pointing up at the painted heavens of the roof above the wooden stage.

Our Guided Tours of the Globe Theatre will also be running over the festive period.

Globe Theatre Guided Tours

Discover the world of an Elizabethan theatre, find out how much you would’ve had to pay to see a show and, of course, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of our beautiful wintry wooden ‘O’ on a Globe Theatre Guided Tour! Tours run from 10.00am until 23 December, and from 27 to 31 December, before resuming in the New Year from 6 January 2022.

Globe Shop

Our Shop on Bankside is the perfect stop for last-minute stocking fillers, as well as offering a variety of Shakespeare-themed souvenirs to take home with you to mark your visit to the Globe Theatre. Treat thyself until 23 December and be sure to check opening hours over the holiday season below!

Our online Shop is open for orders 24/7, though please bear with our team as it may take a little longer to package and dispatch your purchases during this busy period.

A selection of shop products in green and red on the Globe Theatre stage.

Our Shop is open on Bankside and online for all those last minute stocking fillers!

A barman pulls a pint of beer into a clear glass

And Swan are ready to entertain with drinks and food aplenty this Christmas.

Swan Bar & Restaurant

Our friends at Swan are still open for post-work tipples, festive afternoon teas and all-day dining, as well as serving a delicious tasting menu on New Year’s Eve.

Please note the Bar & Restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

We’re always open online

From our newly relaunched subscription streaming service, Globe Player, to a feast of articles and stories on our Blog, you can always stay connected to the Globe online.


Christmas Opening Hours

Box Office

New Globe Walk
Monday – Sunday

Monday – Sunday

Please note the Box Office will be closed 24 – 26 December 2021 and 1 – 3 January 2022.

Email enquiries will be dealt with within 10 working days.

 Call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7401 9919

 Email the Box Office

Globe Theatre Guided Tours

Monday – Sunday

There will be no Guided Tours between 24–26 December 2021 and 1–5 January 2022.

Pre-booking essential.

Shop (New Globe Walk)

22, 28, 30, 31 December

23, 27, 29 December

Please note the Shop will be closed 24 – 26 December 2021 and 1 – 3 January 2022.

Online Shop

Always open.

Swan Bar & Restaurant

Monday – Saturday


Please note the Bar & Restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

 Email the Swan

 Visit the Swan website