Everything you need to know to plan your visit to Shakespeare’s Globe

Please note that we are currently closed to the public until further notice.

Shakespeare’s Globe is located on the bank of the River Thames, London, in Bankside’s Cultural Quarter. Our address is 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT. This page includes everything you need to plan your visit to us.


We recently temporarily closed our doors to the public until further notice. As a charity that receives no regular government subsidy, we desperately need your support, more than ever before.

Please donate any amount, small or large, so that we can continue to thrive in the future.



Arrival time

Latecomers to performances may be asked to wait until a suitable point in the production before entering the theatre. In these circumstances, your original seats may not be accessible and sadly we cannot always guarantee that a suitable point in the production will occur. To avoid any disappointment, please always arrive in plenty of time before the performance.


The Globe Theatre is open-air so please dress for the weather. Unless otherwise notified by us, performances and tours will continue regardless, in all weather conditions.

Those in seats will be under the protection of a sound roof. Those standing in the yard are at the mercy of the elements. No umbrellas are allowed to be put up in the yard at any time.

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is an indoor venue with a temperature controlled air handling system.

Luggage & Cloakroom

We currently have enhanced security, with all bags being checked before performances. We also limit the size of bags that can be brought on to the site and cannot admit oversized bags. Find out more about our security procedure and maximum bag size.

If you’re attending a performance in the Globe Theatre or the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a cloakroom is available (£2 per item). There is no cloakroom facility on site for those attending a tour.


Photography and video recording is not permitted during a performance. Video recording is not permitted on a guided tour and photography may be restricted at certain times (for example if a workshop or rehearsal is in progress). Your tour guide will advise you.


If you have a question about visiting us that is not covered here, please read our FAQs or do not hesitate to contact us.