At Shakespeare’s Globe, our top priority is to keep you safe

We have a permanent uniformed security presence on site and work closely with the police and government agencies. Some of our security measures are obvious, others are not. We currently have enhanced security, with all bags being checked before performances. Some entrances may be closed, so please follow signage.


As of February 2019, we are limiting the size of bags that can be brought on to the site. The maximum bag size will be 40cm x 35cm x 19cm. We will not be able to admit oversized bags.

We will continue to offer patrons attending performances a cloakroom facility at a charge for coats and small bags only. Visitors are responsible for any items brought to the venue or left in the cloakroom. All bags will be subject to search and we recommend that you allow extra time for security checks at our entrances on arrival. If you need details of nearby bag-drop facilities, please refer to Stasher, BagBnB or Luggage Hero.

Bags containing necessary medical equipment, or buggies and equipment for use in childcare, will be permitted, subject to the owners agreeing that these items may need to be inspected. If you have any questions about any of this, please contact us.

All Globe staff partake in security training and will remain vigilant to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable visit. As part of our ongoing liaison with the Metropolitan Police there is also a heightened police presence in support of our reassurance operations.

Please note that our security procedures are kept under constant review and therefore the above information may change.

Before you visit, you can check opening times online or by calling +44 (0)20 7902 1500.

For the latest travel updates please visit Transport for London.