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Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the open air playhouse designed in 1599, where Shakespeare worked and wrote most of his greatest plays. It is also home to new indoor Jacobean theatre, The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The Globe's theatre season runs all year round - outside from April - October and inside from November - March.

Shakespeare's Globe also houses the biggest exhibition of it’s kind devoted to the world of Shakespeare from Elizabethan times to the present, situated beneath the Globe theatre itself. Explore Bankside, the Soho of Elizabethan London, follow Sam Wanamaker’s struggle to recreate an authentic Globe for the 20th century and take a fascinating tour of today’s working theatre. Tickets for performances vary, so check on the Shakespeare’s Globe website.


Free entry with paid element(s) inside
Full address:
Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT, United Kingdom
Phone No: 
+44 (0)20 7902 1500
Opening hours: 
RV1 Covent Garden to Tower Gateway
344 Clapham Junction to Appold Street
Nearest tube: 
London Bridge
Nearest Rail: 
London Bridge
Family friendly: 
Disabled access: 
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