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Shakespeare’s Globe USA

About Shakespeare’s Globe, USA

Shakespeare’s Globe has a deep 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.

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.

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 here in the United States.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and your gift is thus tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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.

If you have any questions about our Membership Program, please contact US Development Officer, Jacqueline Chambers.

Join or Renew Today!

Become a US Patron and help ensure that Shakespeare continues to be accessible to all.  There are several ways to make a donation:

By PayPal

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

Please contact Jacqueline Chambers, US Development Officer for details about Bank Transfers.


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.









$10,000 +

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

Specify which US Patronage you would like by entering the respective fee in ‘Donation amount’


Specify which US Patronage you would like by entering the respective fee in ‘Donation amount’


Specify which US Patronage you would like by entering the respective fee in ‘Donation amount’


Specify which US Patronage you would like by entering the respective fee in ‘Donation amount’


Alongside the SGC USA Patrons’ scheme, the Globe in London operates Memberships for those who wish to support our work at a lower level of donation. Please see our Memberships page for details of the benefits and to join the scheme or renew online. Please note that the tax advantages available to US Taxpayers joining the SGC USA scheme are not available to donors who join the Globe London memberships scheme.


Increase Your Gift Through 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.


Ensure Shakespeare’s Globe’s Longevity as a Globe Guardian

Your legacy can safeguard the legacy of Shakespeare’s Globe’s for years to come through a planned gift.  Joining the Globe Guardians 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 Development Officer Jacqueline Chambers.

Terms and Conditions

*All tickets offered to Patrons are subject to availability. When booking tickets from the allocation we hold for our Patrons, you can book up to two tickets per performance in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and four tickets per performance in the Globe Theatre.

** This offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any discounts offered by external entities. This 10% discount can only be used when dining in Swan Bar & Restaurant outlets for the Member and up to seven guests. The discount cannot be used against private hire bookings in the UnderGlobe or the Balcony Room. The Member must be present when the discount is used. The discount can only be given upon presentation of a valid Membership card. The Swan Bar & Restaurant reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time without prior notice.

Indicates particular benefit would incur an additional charge for the Member

Memberships are non-refundable. All Membership benefits are subject to availability and/or change. It is the Members responsibility to contact the Membership Office in the event their Membership benefits or materials have not been provided or delivered. As part of your Membership, you will be contacted by us regarding your Membership benefits – it is the Member’s responsibility to contact the Membership Office should they wish to not be contacted regarding their Membership.

Shakespeare Globe Centre (USA) Inc. dba Shakespeare’s Globe, USA is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supporting Shakespeare’s Globe, London (Federal Tax Identification number 36-3136379).

Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Information submitted with a Membership application will be shared with the offices of Shakespeare’s Globe, USA in New York and the Shakespeare Globe Trust in the United Kingdom to facilitate ticket bookings and the provision of Membership benefits.