The present day theatre is a faithful replica of the original which was constructed by the banks of the Thames River in 1599, only to be burnt down during an accidental fire in 1613. It was rebuilt the next year but was destroyed again in 1644 due to opposition from the Puritans.
Opening in 1997, it is located just a short distance from the original site on the edge of the Thames River. The theatre has been recreated completely form English oak using construction methods similar to those of the original. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is open to the outdoors with only the spectator seating and stage areas being under cover.
Plays are held at the theatre from May until the beginning of October, however tours are available year round. The plays are performed without the use of electronic sound amplification, with all of the music being live.
Under a new program called Globe on Screen, many of the plays are filmed in high definition and subsequently shown at cinemas throughout the UK and several other countries.
You can enjoy free entry into the Globe Theatre if you have the London Pass.
For more information about the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre as well as shows and schedules visit their official website.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Shakespeare's Globe TheatreFee:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Performing Arts Music Venues
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside SE1 9DT
Phone: +44 20 7902 1400
Susan C. Nov-22-2019
Participating (and I say participating bc there was a good amount of audience interaction in the play we watched) in a live performance at the Globe was all... Read More
Matt G. Jun-03-2020
Overheard some tourists arguing about which play is the best. One was yelling about Hamlet, the other one kept shouting about King Lear. I thought it was... Read More
Michael P. Nov-04-2019
Stopped by to take a few photos while I was in the area (just over the millenium bride and close to the Tate Modern.) They have guided tours for a fee but... Read More
Accommodations near Shakespeare's Globe Theatre:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|District and Circle Lines||Mansion House||10 Minutes|
|Northern and Jubilee Lines||London Bridge||10 MInutes|
|Central Line||St. Pauls||12 Minutes|
How to get to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre by Tube
From Mansion House Station exit onto Cannon Street and follow it to your left (west) continuing onto Queen Victoia Street until you get to Peter's Hill. Go left on Peter's Hill and walk across the Millenium pedistrian bridge. The Globe Theatre is right at the far end of the bridge on the Southbank.
From St. Paul's Station exit onto Cheapside and go right (south). Bear right onto New Change to Cannon Street. Cross Cannon and continue on Distaff Lane, then right on Queen Victoria Street and left on Peter Hill and walk across the Millenium pedistrian bridge.
From London Bridge Station exit onto Borough High/Southwark Street and go to your left, then stay right on Southwark Street, then right on Stoney Street, then left on Park Street, then left on Park Street (yes Park Street has a turn in it) then right on New Globe Walk.
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