Information for visitors during the Lying-in-State and the State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen
Guidance for those visiting the Globe or wishing to attend ceremonial events this September
As London prepares for Her Majesty The Queen’s Lying-In-State and State Funeral, we expect the area around our Bankside home to be busier than usual. Here’s some information to help plan your visit if you are attending a performance, event or guided tour at Shakespeare’s Globe, or will be in the Bankside area for the Lying-In-State.
This page will be updated as more information becomes available. You can also visit GOV.UK for further details.
Performances during National Mourning
Out of respect for Her Majesty The Queen, we have decided to cancel our 25th Anniversary celebration on Sunday 18 September.
On the day of Her Majesty’s State Funeral, Monday 19 September, the Globe will be closed and all activity, including performances, guided tours and events, will also be cancelled.
Ticket holders will be contacted directly with next steps for their bookings.
In accordance with the wishes of the Royal household and government guidance, all other performances at the Globe will continue as scheduled during this period of National Mourning.
Travelling to the Globe
We expect public transport services and transport hubs to be extremely busy during this period of National Mourning, and recommend that you plan your journey in advance and give yourself extra time to travel to the Globe.
Our nearest stations are: Blackfriars (10 minute walk); Mansion House (10 minute walk); Southwark (15 minute walk); St Paul’s (15 minute walk); and London Bridge (15 minute walk). London Bridge will be open 24-hours from Wednesday 14 September, with trains running hourly.
Visiting the Globe for a performance, event or guided tour
All ticket holders for performances, events and guided tours at Shakespeare’s Globe will need to enter the building via our main entrance on New Globe Walk.
The Groundling Gates entrance will not be open for performances.
We anticipate our main entrance will be busier than usual, and you may have to queue for longer for entry into our theatres.
Map of Shakespeare's Globe
Queues on Bankside for Her Majesty The Queen’s Lying-in-State
Members of the public will be able to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen at the Lying-in-State at The Palace of Westminster in London from the evening of Wednesday 14 September until the morning on the day of the funeral – Monday 19 September.
Those wishing to attend will be required to queue for many hours, possibly overnight. Large crowds are expected, and the queue is expected to follow the southern bank of the river from Lambeth Bridge to Southwark Park. We anticipate queues throughout Bankside up until the funeral on the morning of Monday 19 September.
Facilities open at Shakespeare’s Globe
We will be open 24-hours a day providing access to facilities for those queuing to pay their respects to the late Queen. This will be from 10.00am on Wednesday 14 September, until 6.00am on Monday 19 September. Please use our Bankside entrance located along the riverfront to access these facilities.
Food & drink at Shakespeare’s Globe
Our friends at Swan Bar & Restaurant will be open for extended hours from 10.30am until 1.00am from Wednesday 14 September until Sunday 18 September, offering coffee, teas, hot chocolate, sandwiches, and pies.
Please note we are a cash-free site and can accept card payments only.
The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen
Out of respect for Her Majesty The Queen, on the day of the State Funeral, Monday 19 September, the Globe will be closed and all activity, including performances, guided tours and events, will also be cancelled.
If you have a pre-booked ticket for an event on this day, you will have received an email from our Box Office team with information on next steps.
Book of Condolence
Our Globe Theatre’s ‘Groundling Gates’ will be adorned with rosemary wreaths for remembrance, and visitors are invited to sign the Book of Condolence in the Globe Theatre foyer.