Two of the witches from a production of Macbeth

ACCESS.

The Globe aims to provide an accessible and inclusive experience

We are committed to developing a culture of accessibility across all that we deliver at Shakespeare’s Globe. By putting people first, we are creating a diverse and inclusive environment for now and future generations to experience and celebrate Shakespeare and The Globe.

ACCESS SCHEME

We encourage anyone with access requirements to join our Access Scheme for information on suitable seating, ticket prices and upcoming accessible performances.

Join our Access Scheme

ASSISTED PERFORMANCES

Discover what resources, guidance and information we provide for each assisted performance by clicking the links below.

FACILITIES

SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE THEATRE

SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE

WHEELCHAIR USERS

Both of our theatres and our guided tours are wheelchair accessible.  

The lift to the theatres is to the right of the Welcome Desk.

Wheelchair access in The Globe

There are 2 positions available in The Globe: A platform in the Yard and the Boxes in the Middle Gallery.

The wheelchair platform in the yard is 1200 mm by 1200 mm in size:

A corrugated metal platform raised off a tarmac floor with a set of stairs in the background behind it. The square is surrounded by handrails on every side except the right, which has a wheelchair ramp leading into it.

Globe yard platform empty

A person with highlighted blonde hair and glasses in an electric wheelchair. They are on a raised metal platform with safety railings around them in the middle of the yard of the Globe Theatre, next to the stage

Globe yard platform before show

A person with highlighted blonde hair in an electric wheelchair in front of the Globe stage. They are on a raised metal platform with safety railings around them and they are watching a show

Globe yard platform during show

The platform with a ramp entrance elevates the user sufficiently, so they can clearly watch the show. Users can enjoy the immersive experience of our performances as a ‘Groundling’.

Please note the ramp is exposed to the elements as we are an open air theatre.

Wheelchair access in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Our wheelchair position in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is located in Box A of the Lower Gallery.

It is accessed by a door on the piazza level.

The companion seat is available on the left or right side of the wheelchair user space.

PARKING

Two Blue Badge parking spaces are available in our small car park. Contact Us about booking one of these spaces.

Limited parking is possible on New Globe Walk and the surrounding area on display of a blue disabled badge. There are two blue badge parking spaces on New Globe Walk, diagonally opposite the main entrance to the Foyer.

ACCESSIBLE TOILETS

These are located:

  • 2 near the shop on either side of the male and female toilets.
  • 1 on the level below the Welcome Desk
  • 1 next to the First Aid room at the far end of the Piazza
  • 1 at the Guided Tour Entrance

We have portable hoists available on request

ASSISTANCE DOGS

Assistance (Service) Dogs are welcome in our venue. Dogs should stay with owners throughout your visit.

QUIET SPACE

Our temporary Quiet Space is located on the level below the Welcome Desk. Here you will find some sensory regulation aids, printed Visual Stories and soft furnishings.

Ear Defenders can be borrowed from the Welcome Desk at any time during your visit.

INDUCTION LOOP

Induction loops are installed in both our theatres and at Box Office.

Hearing aids are turned to the ‘T’ or ‘3’ position to access the loops.

The loop in the Globe Theatre is best picked up in the Lower Gallery and may be affected by the climate.

Hearing enhancers are available from the Welcome Desk in the main foyer.

BROCHURES AND ACCESSIBLE FORMATS

Season brochures are available in request in large print and high contrast.

A BSL and captioned video will be available on each season page.

An Audio Brochure for each season is available on our Soundcloud.

 

USING THE WEBSITE

RECITE ME

Use accessibility tool  Recite Me to change styling and design on pages translate text and more.

Click the ‘Access & Translate Website’ button at the bottom of the page.

BROWSING ASSISTED PERFORMANCES

View all upcoming assisted performances in one list.

On our what’s on page, use the drop-down menu to browse specific assisted performances. Each assisted performance type has a tag:

  • BSL – British Sign Language Interpreted
  • AD- Audio Described and Touch Tour
  • R – Relaxed
  • CAP – Captioned

CONTACT US

We can only continue to make accessible and inclusive with the input and support of our patrons. Please let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions to improve your Globe experience.

Form: https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/contact-us/

Select ‘Accessibility’, please allow 48 hours for our team to get back to you.

 

Phone: +44 (0)20 7401 9919

Available from 10.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

 

E-mail:[email protected]

Please allow 48 hours for our team to get back to you.