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 linocut drawing of the Globe Theatre with a holly border, text reads: Seasons Greetings

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 2023. 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.

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Our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will close for performances on 22 December, and reopen from 27 December 2022.

Peformances in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Performances of Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights will take a break after 21 December and resume on 29 December 2022. Tickets are still available for the production, which runs until 14 January 2023.

Performances of Henry V will take a break after 22 December and resume on 27 December 2022. Tickets are still available for the production, which runs until 4 February 2023.

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 31 December 2022.

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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!

If you’re looking for something a little more Christmassy, you can join us for a Festive Family Tour, or a spooky Ghosts & Ghouls Family Tour. Uncover the criminal history of Bankside on Shakespeare’s True Crimes Tour or go for some midnight revels on our Twilight Walking Tour.

Tours run from 10.00am until 23 December, and resume on 27 December 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.

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

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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 new releases on our 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 2022 and 1 January 2023.

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 2022 and 1 January 2023.

Pre-booking essential.

Library & Archive

New Globe Walk
Open Wednesdays and Thursdays

The Library & Archive will be closed from Wednesday 21 December, and will reopen to researchers on Wednesday 4 January 2023.

Appointments and enquiries can be made by emailing.

Shop (New Globe Walk)

23 & 31 December

21–22, 27–30 December & 2-3 January

Please note the Shop will be closed 24 – 26 December 2022 and 1 January 2023.

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