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 VisitFee: From: $29.97 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition is the world's largest exhibition devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked. Housed beneath the reconstructed Globe Theatre on London's Bankside, the exhibition explores the remarkable story of the Globe, and brings Shakespeare's world to life using a range of interactive displays and live demonstrations. Upgrade to enjoy a delicious 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'–themed afternoon tea at the theater's restaurant after your tour.
Address: 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, UK
Phone: 020 7902 1400
Official Website: Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMap of nearby accommodations:
|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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The tour was actually really nice. I believe it's a little too pricey for the ticket tour but it was really nice visiting this place. This is not the original place but a very close copy to the actual thing. And I believe it is really worth it for people that do love theatre .
nikos - - 11 days ago
fairly interesting. a little pricey if you're not interested in Shakespeare but the re-build of the globe is pretty spectacular. had an awesome guide with such a wealth of knowledge.
Bec - 22 days ago
A new version of the legendary playwright's iconic theatre. The theatre has been carefully built to match the original in every respect. It is close to the millennium bridge and a pier with ferry services along the Thames. Various plays are staged here on an ongoing basis and a literary buff can take the opportunity to see one of Shakespeare's plays performed in its original setting.
Pushan Singhamahapatra - 1 month ago
What a perfect venue to take the magical journey into Shakespeare's world of drama and verse. A wonderfully intimate venue which ensures you find yourself fully within the heart of the action. So don't worry about the iambic pentameter or rhyming couplets, you'll get the message!
Kevin Waldie - 1 month ago
If you visit London, the Globe needs to be on your schedule. The tour was great, quite informative and engaging. And that is according to the 16 year old and nine year old. You get a great sense of the history and zeitgeist walking through the museum. It helped my whole family to appreciate the rest of our visit to London, as so much of what was happening at the Globe was commenting on the happenings of the day. Looking forward to actually seeing a production at the theater on our next visit.
Mark Di Sabato - 2 months ago