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Host your event at one of the most unique venues in London.


Shakespeare’s Globe is not only situated in an ideal location, but the venue brings together a range of stunning spaces, creative gastronomy, and exclusive access to world-class theatre; all combining to create a one-off, immersive event experience for you and your guests.

From small, intimate gatherings to large-scale corporate events for up to 450 guests, Shakespeare’s Globe can accommodate networking, conferences, exhibitions, presentations, product launches and celebrations. With an enviable location on London’s Southbank and just a few minutes’ walk from major transport hubs, the Globe is one of the most recognisable and memorable venue hire spaces in London. Plus, by choosing to host your event with us, you are helping to support our amazing work on and off our stages.

To find out more, please get in touch by submitting a venue hire request.


By choosing to host your event at Shakespeare’s Globe you are aligning your event with one of London’s most world renowned and iconic cultural landmarks.

At Shakespeare’s Globe we have a whole host of event experiences to make your occasion special and unique. Whether it be an exclusive performance or a private guided tour, there are many ways to engage your guests and create a truly memorable event.

The Underglobe

The Underglobe is one of the most unique spaces in central London. Located right underneath the Globe theatre’s stage, the space can host up to 450 people standing and 350 people seated and is not only impressive but versatile.

This atmospheric space is the ultimate choice for networking, conferences, away days, large presentations, product launches and dining. The space also has its own private riverside entrance and step free access.

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Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre and Bull Ring

Named after American philanthropist and patron of the arts, Nancy W Knowles, this space can seat up to 120 people and is perfect for smaller presentations and lectures.

The Bull Ring, situated just outside, is available to hire alongside for receptions, as a breakout space or for welcoming guests. Both rooms have step free access.

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Add a bit of theatre to your event by hosting it in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; one of the only candlelit theatres in Europe. The space can host 200 guests for lectures, presentations, and performances.

We can also offer the theatre for exclusive use of one of our theatre productions. The seated section of the theatre is wheelchair accessible with step free access.

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The Globe Theatre

Throughout the summer season, the Globe is home to multiple productions and performances with audiences up to 1500. The most recognisable and largest of our spaces, the theatre may be hired for filming, photography as well as private events and celebrations.

Please note that the theatre is completely open to the elements and is wheelchair accessible with step free access.

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Education Studios

The Education Studios are located on 1-2 Bear Gardens, SE1 9ED, perfectly situated just around the corner from our theatres. The studios have a range of spaces suitable for smaller events of up to 35 people and can accommodate meetings, workshops and away days. The Perry Studios is the largest of the spaces and can hold 80 people.

This blank space can be used for receptions, larger workshops and dining.

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Upper Foyer

This semi-private space is perfect for a relaxed drinks reception of up to 60 people. The space can be yours to use exclusively for events or for group visits to performances.

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Give your attendees a private tour of Shakespeare’s Globe and discover the stories and secrets of its open-air theatre, how the Globe battled to survive plague, fire and political oppression, and how one man’s vision saw it rise again after 400 years.

Historical Demonstrations

Enjoy dynamic demonstrations from our specialists which take Shakespeare’s texts from page to stage, including costume design and stage combat. Whether as part of a schedule of activities or a one-off experience, our in-house experts can organise presentations specially tailored for your group.

Presentations and Panel Events

Whether you’d like to surprise your guests with a talk or share expert insights from the Globe’s world-renowned Faculty, practitioners and Directorate, if you’re looking for a way to create a truly memorable event bringing the magic of the Globe directly to your guests is guaranteed to do so.

Private Performances

If you are looking to really impress your guests and make an unforgettable event, treat your attendees to an exclusive private performance of one of our critically-acclaimed productions.

Workshops and Team Building

Whether you want an ice-breaker at the start of an away day or something to get everyone up on their feet after a long meeting, these tailored workshops provide an interactive and thought-provoking link between the world of Shakespeare and your team. Find out more about our Executive Training Programme, Centre Stage.

Our Corporate Members have access to the following opportunities and are eligible for a discount on venue hire fees, alongside a range of other benefits. You can find out more about supporting the Globe as a Corporate Member, or get in touch:

Corporate Partnerships Manager
Rebecca Greenbank
020 7902 1519


Spaces at The Swan

The team at our catering partner, Swan at the Globe, have a wealth of experience in delivering stylish evening events and functions for any occasion, and have several private dining spaces available for hire, including the beautiful Balcony Room overlooking the Thames. To find out more about Swan, their spaces and their menus.