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Please donate to help fund the future of Shakespeare’s Globe

After the most challenging period in our charity’s history, we still need your support to help us recover.



Shakespeare’s Globe has been a proud charity of education, performance and research for over 25 years.

Our world-renowned theatre has enabled audiences to celebrate with us the transformative impact of Shakespeare, ensuring that the work lives on and continues to be made accessible to all. We now need your help to ensure the future of the Globe for generations to come.

We invite you to join us for special events throughout 2023 as we reunite, reminisce and celebrate all that our wooden ‘O’ has to offer, revelling in everything that we treasure about the Globe experience.

We would love you to be a part of securing our future, so would ask you to consider making a donation towards continuing making Shakespeare accessible to all.

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.

Why not further your support and be at the heart of the Globe with Membership. In addition to supporting our charity, Members unlock benefits including Priority Booking, special events and much more.


To donate £20 text GLOBE20 to 70460

To donate £10 text GLOBE10 to 70460

To donate £5 text GLOBE5 to 70460

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Make a one-off £100, £50 or £25 donation below, or give your own amount.


It’s easier than ever to support our beloved wooden ‘O’ by giving a regular donation through direct debit. Simply choose the amount you would like to donate and how often.

Your ongoing support will help us with our mission to make Shakespeare accessible to all and could fund our vital education work which inspires thousands of school children each year, maintain our iconic theatres and support our world-class productions.


The stage of the Globe Theatre is lit by red lights.

On 16 March 2021, one year since the arts industry was forced to halt performances, theatres across the UK lit their buildings red to to symbolise looking with hope to the future ahead.

A theatre with beams is lit by red lights in darkness

Venues were lit red as part of the #WeMakeEvents #LightItInRed campaign. Photography of the Globe Theatre by Charlotte Horobin.




Actors perform on stage at Shakespeare's Globe

Thanks to your support, 40% of tickets to the Globe Theatre are still sold for only £5.

Students taking part in a workshop laughing

In 2019 our education team worked with over 140,000 people of all ages on site.

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 over the past few years and how you connected with us…

In 2021:

  • Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank saw 16,000 students come to the Globe, the first trip since the start of the pandemic for many.
  • We produced critically acclaimed Access performances including integrated sign-language.
  • We welcomed 190,000 audience members.
  • We had 8 livestreams of Globe productions reaching 69 countries.
  • The Guided Tour welcomed 22,000 visitors.
  • The Globe Touring Ensemble reached 8 Boroughs of London, with over 800 audience members from various local communities including: the charity Mental Fight Club, Clapham Community Centre and Camberwell’s Spring Community Hub Foodbank users and volunteers.
  • Time Out recognised us as ‘London Theatre of the Year’ in their ‘Best of the City’ 2021 Awards. We also received several acting nominations in the UK West End Theatre Broadway World Awards.
  • We welcomed Little Amal (a 3.5m Syrian refugee puppet) with Good Chance to the Globe, stunning hundreds on Bankside with her 8,000km journey across Europe.
  • As part of an ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity both onstage and off, we launched Open Meeting Days to give professional actors the opportunity to meet with the Globe’s casting team.

All this was achieved without Arts Council or any other form of state funding – it happened because of your support.

Make a one-off £100, £50 or £25 donation below, or give your own amount.