Shakespeare’s Globe London

Venue Information

Also see:
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeare's Globe
Address: 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT, United Kingdom
Nearest underground or train station: London Bridge (Jubilee line, Northern line)
Nearest buses: 45, 63, 100, 15, 17, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 381 , RV1, 344

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Shakespeare's Globe?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Shakespeare's Globe.  The nearest underground or train stations are London Bridge (Jubilee line, Northern line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 45, 63, 100, 15, 17, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 381 , RV1, 344.  For directions to the Shakespeare's Globe see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions
Is there a dress code at the Shakespeare's Globe?
There is no specific dress code at the Shakespeare's Globe, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
What is the Accessibility at the Shakespeare's Globe?
Shakespeare's Globe accessibility information
Access phone number: 020 7902 1409
Access email address:
Accessible toilets situated: Piazza level, Lecture Theatre level
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Stalls x1 Circle x3
Sound amplification: Induction Loop
Access from street to foyer: Level access
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 28 to Middle Gallery, 50 to Upper Gallery, lift to main theatre level
Level access: Yes
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: Lift to Circle, Ramps to Stalls
How many seats are in the Shakespeare's Globe?
The Shakespeare's Globe has 1,500 seating and standing seats.
Who owns the Shakespeare's Globe?

The Shakespeare's Globe is owned or operated by

Shakespeare's Globe Facts

What date did the Shakespeare's Globe open?

12th June 1997

Who designed the Shakespeare's Globe?

Theo Crosby, Buro Happold, Boyden & Co

What was the first production at the Shakespeare's Globe?

Shakespeare's Henry V

Other Shakespeare's Globe facts

Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre. It was founded by American actor and director Sam Wanamaker and is built about 230 metres from the site of the original theatre. The original Elizabethan Theatre called the Globe was built in 1599 by the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men, to which Shakespeare belonged. It was destroyed by fire on 29 June 1613 and rebuilt by June 1614. It was closed in 1642 and demolished in 1644. A reconstruction of an indoor Jacobean playhouse, called the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, is built next to Shakespeare's Globe and opened on 15 January 2014 with a production of The Duchess of Malfi.

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