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.
We encourage anyone with access requirements to join our Access Scheme for information on suitable seating, ticket prices and upcoming accessible performances.
Discover what resources, guidance and information we provide for each assisted performance by clicking the links below.
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:
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.
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.
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 (Service) Dogs are welcome in our venue. Dogs should stay with owners throughout your visit.
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 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 on request in large print and high contrast.
An Audio Brochure for each season is available on our Soundcloud.
USING THE WEBSITE
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
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.
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.