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SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE USA.

Become a US Member and support our work

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, and if you have any questions about our Membership Program, please email Jessica Lowery, our UK Patrons Manager.

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.

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. Your support will help us spread the Globe word in the United States.

BECOME A PATRON

Become a Scribe, Illustrator, Printer or Illuminator.

All 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.

SCRIBE ($1,000)

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  • Access to sold out performances*
  • Advance priority booking
  • Complimentary programme and seat cushion vouchers
  • Annual members’ breakfast in New York
  • Invitations to a series of Patrons’ events throughout the year in the USA
  • Invitations to the Artistic Director’s Season Insight event in London
  • Access to a special allocation of tickets for US performances
  • Unlimited admission to the Theatre Tour
  • Access to our Members’ magazine, Globe
  • 10% discount in the Swan Bar & Restaurant and the Globe shop in London
  • Regular mailings throughout the year with priority information
  • An acknowledgement of your support in all programs
  • Regular bulletins of events, offers, and news

* Tickets available up to two weeks before most performances, subject to availability.

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ILLUSTRATOR ($2,500)

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All the benefits of being a Scribe, plus:

  • Further advanced access to sold out performances
  • Invitation for you and a guest to one pre-performance drinks reception
  • Acknowledgement of your support on the Supporters’ Board in our 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

* Tickets available up to one week before most performances, subject to availability.

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PRINTER ($5,000)

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All the benefits of being an Illustrator, plus:

  • Further advanced access to sold out performances
  • Invitation for you and a guest to a series of Patrons’ Drinks Receptions before performances in London
  • Invitations to exclusive Creative Insight events, including meeting the creative teams

* Tickets available up to 48 hours before most performances, subject to availability.

JOIN

ILLUMINATOR ($10,000+)

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All the benefits of being a Printer, plus:

  • Your choice of show program to be signed by cast and creatives
  • Opportunity to attend dress rehearsals
  • 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
  • Opportunity to book private backstage tours in London

JOIN

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.’

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CONTACT US

For more information regarding planned giving, please email Jessica Lowery, our UK Patrons Manager.

MATCHING DONATIONS

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.

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS

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.

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