Shakespeare’s Globe has been a proud independent charity of education, performance and research for 23 years. Covid-19 and our subsequent closure in March 2020 stopped all of our work in its tracks.
We continued to provide online education and entertainment to many thousands of children, young people and adults during the pandemic, but we now need your help to secure our future.
We generate 95% of our income from theatre tickets and other on-site activities. Due to the pandemic, we have been losing nearly £2 million a month. We have been reliant on our loyal members and supporters to get us through this most challenging time.
Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated. If you donate, and are an eligible UK taxpayer, we will be able to increase your donation by 25% due to Gift Aid at no extra cost to you.
Those looking to donate on a more regular basis can find out about our range of Membership options, including those for our international supporters.
We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can.
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To donate £5 text GLOBE5 to 70460
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WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
To fund the work we do, we are entirely reliant on the tickets you buy and the generosity of supporters. There remains much to be done at the Globe, both to complete existing projects and to create new programmes which will enable a greater number of people to enjoy the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Shakespeare’s Globe is often where many people start a lifelong relationship with Shakespeare. We’ve been looking back at the last year and how you connected with us…
- In the Globe Theatre, 40% of tickets were sold for only £5 and 50% for £25 or less
- Our 13th Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production played to over 27,000 schoolchildren, over 18,000 of whom came for free
- We delivered 3,000 workshops to schoolchildren and welcomed over 80,000 students
- Our practitioners led workshops and conferences across the world, from Singapore to the USA
- We celebrated 30 years of education and worked with over 140,000 people of all ages on site
- We welcomed 287,045 people on tours
- Work toured the UK, the US, Norway, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Austria
- The launch of our new archive saw 130,000 items from our production and institutional collections digitised
All this was achieved without Arts Council or any other form of state funding – it happened because of your support.