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About Shakespeare Globe Centre-USA Inc.

Shakespeare Globe Centre-USA Inc. (SGC USA) works to support and develop the Globe in London and in its numerous activities across the USA. Founded by American actor Sam Wanamaker in 1974, SGC USA was a cornerstone in his quest to reconstruct the Globe Theatre and the transatlantic links remain to this day.

Each year, the Globe’s artistic presence in the USA varies; from screenings across the country of productions filmed on the Globe’s stage, to small scale tours, to the Broadway transfers of Richard III and Twelfth Night (2014), and Farinelli and the King (2017/18) starring Mark Rylance.  

SGC USA also helps support the Globe’s vital education activity. Every year we welcome thousands of US students from high schools and universities to our London home through a range of bespoke education programmes. Our flagship learning programme is Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe, offering students intensive classical study. Alongside this work, the Globe is working in collaboration with University of California Davis, to establish a groundbreaking education program that will support a large number of US teachers in practical approaches to teaching Shakespeare. The academy for teachers and educators combines lessons in California with courses taught in London.

Our US Patrons enjoy a range of benefits including priority booking and assistance with ticket purchases at performances in both the UK and US, invitations to special events, unique behind-the-scenes access, and more.

Shakespeare Globe Centre-USA Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) U.S. tax-exempt non-profit organization, which supports the work of the Shakespeare Globe Trust in the United Kingdom and the United States (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 Globe Centre-USA Inc. in New York and the Shakespeare Globe Trust in the United Kingdom to facilitate ticket bookings and the provision of membership benefits.

Join or Renew by PayPal, check, bank transfer or stock donation

Please become a US Patron today and help to ensure that Shakespeare continues to be accessible to all. We offer a range of membership levels: Actor, Playwright and Producer offering a variety of exciting benefits. See below for each level’s benefit details.

By PayPal

Please use the link below to donate conveniently via PayPal using a credit card or checking account information. You will automatically receive a PayPal receipt, followed by a tax receipt directly from SGC USA.

By check

Please mail your check, made out to Shakespeare  Globe Centre – USA, to:

Shakespeare Globe Centre-USA Inc.
c/o Chapel & York, 1000 N. West Street, Suite 1200, Wilmington, DE 19801

By bank transfer or stock donation

To pay by bank transfer or stock donations, or for more information, please contact Jacqueline Chambers, US Development Officer.

Email: [email protected]

Thank you very much for your support. We look forward to welcoming you into the exciting world of Shakespeare’s Globe.


$1,000 – $4,999


  • Access to a special allocation of tickets for the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, available up to 48 hours before a performance date (subject to availability)
  • Advance Priority Booking for Globe theatre seasons in London
  • Complimentary programme and seat cushion vouchers
  • Invitations to attend Patron’s events throughout the year in the USA and in London
  • Invitations to US film screenings of Globe Theatre productions
  • Access to a special allocation of tickets for US performances
  • Unlimited admission to the Globe Exhibiton and Theatre Tour
  • 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
  • Your named acknowledgement on our website and in UK programmes


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$5,000 – $9,999


All the benefits of being an Actor, plus

  • Invitation to attend a US opening night
  • Access to late availability tickets for US performances
  • Invitations to our London Press Nights and meet-the-casts throughout the year
  • Invitations to our Season Preview events, Drinks Receptions and Patrons Backstage Tours in London
  • Mailed copy of the Globe magazine and Shakespeare’s Globe Annual Review


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All the benefits of being a Playwright, plus

  • Personal assistance from a member of the London team to assist you with all London theatre tickets for your next visit
  • Bespoke peeks behind-the-scenes at the Globe and special access to other cultural, theatrical and historical London treasures
  • Opportunities to meet with members of the Globe’s Executive team over afternoon tea or dinner in London, learn more about our upcoming production, education and captial plans
  • A signed souvenir programme from a Globe Theatre or Sam Wanamaker Playhouse production


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Shakespeare's Globe Memberships in London

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.


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