As a Best Friend of Shakespeare’s Globe, you have the opportunity to play a bigger part in our work. Your support allows us to create all the things that make the Globe special. Whether it’s illuminating our indoor playhouse for a performance, producing an extraordinary costume or developing a course for young actors, for £200 per year you can play a crucial role in our aim of making Shakespeare accessible to all.

Join/renew as a Best Friend


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As a thank you for your support, you’ll receive the same backstage access as Friends, as well as some extra ways to make the most of the Globe.

Best Friends access Advance Priority Booking, allowing you the first pick of seats for all of our shows.

You can also access tickets to sold out performances (up to four weeks in advance).

You’ll receive a complimentary ticket to the Globe Story & Tour to explore the space and learn more about our history.

And every season, your support will be acknowledged in a programme.

Become a Best Friend


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If you wish to support us further, Patron Membership allows you to play a very special role in what we do. By offering a greater level of support to our company, you play an integral part in funding projects and productions, allowing us to continue vital work.

Our Patron Membership levels reflect the craftsmanship behind Shakespeare’s First Folio. From the diligent scribes who first put pen to paper, up to the final, acclaimed First Folio itself, similarly our Patrons play a significant part in making Shakespeare accessible to all.

Because of our Patrons we’re able to expand our education, access, community and outreach work, sharing the power of Shakespeare with people around the world.

Become a Patron

The value of Best Friend Membership is split into £29.99 and a £170.01 donation to the Shakespeare Globe Trust.