Our US Patrons’ organization, Shakespeare’s Globe USA, enables American supporters to continue participating in and contributing to the Globe’s work, on stage and off, on both sides of the Atlantic.
Shakespeare’s Globe has a long history of commitment from generous donors from the United States. It was American support that ensured the final completion of the spectacular wooden O first envisioned by American actor and director Sam Wanamaker.
Shakespeare’s Globe is the realization of Sam Wanamaker’s vision and has become a world-renowned center of Shakespearean performance and education visited by tens of thousands of people from around the world every year.
We are deeply grateful for your support, now and in the future. As you can see from our Patron categories, your patronage at all levels allows you to enjoy great benefits both stateside and Bankside.
You can read the full terms and conditions online.
If you have any questions about our Membership Program, please contact us.
UK Patrons Manager
HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS
Your donation ensures Shakespeare’s Globe remains accessible for all audiences and supports a cultural institution that transcends the boundaries of age, gender, race, background, and geography.
Your generosity creates incredible artistic performances and an unparalleled education program that continues to expand all over the world, and your support will help us spread the Globe word in the United States.
Shakespeare’s Globe USA is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and your gift is thus tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
MAKE A DONATION
Please use the link below to donate via PayPal using a credit card or checking account. You will automatically receive a PayPal receipt, followed by a tax receipt directly from Shakespeare’s Globe, USA. You do not need a PayPal account to use this option.
Please mail your check, made out to ‘Shakespeare’s Globe, USA’ to:
Shakespeare’s Globe, USA
c/o Chapel and York
1000 N. West Street, Suite 1200
Wilmington, DE 19801
BY BANK TRANSFER OR STOCK DONATION
For details about Bank Transfers please contact us.
UK Patrons Manager
BECOME A PATRON
US Patrons will enjoy the benefit of personalized assistance when booking tickets for Shakespeare’s Globe events or productions.
When in London, the UK team will be delighted to personally welcome you to Shakespeare’s Globe and thank you for your patronage and support.
|Access to sold out performances of tickets for the Globe Main Stage Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, available up to two weeks before most performances (subject to availability)*▲
Advance Priority Booking Globe Main Stage Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons in London
Complimentary programme and seat cushion vouchers (available upon request)
Annual members’ breakfast in New York
Invitations to a series of Patrons’ events throughout the year in the USA, including discourse with Globe directors, artistic outings, education symposiums, and a visit from the Globe’s creative team if in the US
Invitations the Season Insight event hosted by the Globe’s Artistic Director in London
Access to a special allocation of tickets for US performances
Unlimited admission to the Theatre Tour
The Members Magazine, Globe (three times per year)
10% discount in the Swan Bar & Restaurant and the Globe shop at the Globe in London**▲
Regular mailings throughout the year with priority information on theatre seasons in London and US tour or Broadway performances
Regular bulletins of events, offers and news highlighting the Globe’s UK and US activities
An acknowledgement of your support in all programs
Regular bulletins of events, offers, and news highlighting the Globe’s UK and US activities
|All the benefits of being an Scribe, plus
Further advanced access to sold out performances for the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, available up to 1 week before most performances.*▲
Invitation for you and a guest to one pre-performance drinks reception around a performance at the Globe in London
Acknowledgement of your support on the Supporter’s Board in the Globe’s foyer
Invitation for two to Shakespeare’s Globe Weekender, an exclusive event where you are invited to experience all things Globe over a weekend filled with shows, private tours, receptions and a bespoke visit to an additional London cultural institution.▲
|All the benefits of being a Illustrator, plus
Further advanced access to sold out performances for the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, available up to 48 hours before most performances.*▲
Invitation for you and a guest to a series of Patron’s Drinks Receptions before a performance in London
Invitations to exclusive Creative Insight events, meeting the behind-the-scenes creative teams behind our productions
|All the benefits of being a Printer, plus
Your choice of show program to be signed by cast and creatives (available upon request)
Opportunity to attend dress rehearsals in the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Invitation for you and a guest to attend exclusive press night performances and post-show parties in the Globe during the summer season
Invitation for you and a guest to attend one US opening night
Opportunities to meet with members of the Globe’s Executive team over afternoon tea or dinner in London
Opportunity to hire Globe spaces such as the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Balcony Room for your own private events (subject to availability)▲
Opportunity to book private back stage tours in London
BECOME A GLOBE GUARDIAN
Ensure Shakespeare’s Globe’s longevity through a planned gift. Becoming a Globe Guardian preserves the engaging and powerful work of Shakespeare’s Globe for future generations.
During your lifetime, you have experienced the transformative power of Shakespeare through the Globe’s captivating, thought-provoking performances and its exceptional education program. Help to ensure that others will have the chance to experience Shakespeare’s Globe the same way by making a planned gift.
Bestowing a planned gift costs nothing during your lifetime, may have important federal and state estate tax benefits upon its maturity, and helps to ensure the future of Shakespeare’s Globe for generations to come. We are happy to work with you and your advisors to assist you in making a gift.
There are several ways of bestowing a planned gift, including:
- Bequests through your will or trust.
- A gift through your life insurance policy, retirement plan, or bank accounts.
- A gift of real estate.
You should consult with your legal, estate, and tax advisors in considering such a gift, and in assessing its impact on your own planning.
For a gift in your will or trust, we recommend discussing the following language with your advisors:
‘I give and bequeath to Shakespeare Globe Centre USA, Inc. d.b.a. Shakespeare’s Globe, USA, a New York not-for-profit whose address is 157 East 86th Street, #518, New York, New York 10028, tax identification number 36-3136379 (the sum of $____) or (_____% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) for its unrestricted use and purposes.’
For more information regarding planned giving, please contact us:
UK Patrons Manager
Your patronage has the potential to double or even triple through matching gift programs, increasing the power and impact of your gift.
Ask your employer or organization if they participate in a matching gift program, enabling your donation to grow to more than twice its original amount, at no cost to you.
If your company or organization will match your donation, we will be more than happy to assist you in completing the necessary steps to secure the augmented gift and your appropriate recognition.
Our US fans are also welcome to join any of our other Membership schemes.
Just note that the tax advantages available to US taxpayers joining the Shakespeare’s Globe USA scheme are not available for these other levels.