Globe Theatre

21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London,
SE1 9DT


Located on the bank of the River Thames in Bankside's Cultural Quarter, Shakespeare's Globe welcomes thousands of visitors to experience world renowned productions of Shakespeare every day.

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe stands a few hundred yards from its original site. Other than concessions to comply with modern day fire regulations, the Globe is as accurate a reconstruction of the 1599 Globe as was possible with the available evidence.

Shakespeare's Globe is best accessed on foot. There are excellent footpaths along the river from Waterloo and from Southwark Bridge. The Millennium Footbridge is 50 metres from the Theatre.

NEAREST TUBE STATION: Blackfriars/ Mansion House (10 minute walk). London Bridge / Southwark/ Central Line (15 minute walk).

NEAREST RAIL STATION: Blackfriars (10 minute walk) London Bridge (15 minute walk), Cannon Street (15 minute walk) and Waterloo (25 minute walk).

BUSES: Numbers 45, 63, 100 to Blackfriars Bridge; 15, 17 to Cannon Street; 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76 to Mansion House; 381, RV1 to Southwark Street; 344 to Southwark Bridge Road

DISABLED TOILETS: Piazza level (P): Two accessible toilets to the left, one immediately after the shop and one at the end of the corridor, beyond the gentleman’s toilets (approximately 5 metres). One accessible toilet on the west side of the piazza next to the first aid room.

Events at this venue
 
Book As You Like It Tickets
As You Like It
A firm favourite among Shakespeare's comedies, and featuring some of his best-loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing...
Book The Heresy Of Love Tickets
The Heresy Of Love
A new production of Helen Edmundson's critically-acclaimed play, The Heresy Of Love, inspired by the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, writer of The House of Desires....
Book King John Tickets
King John
The remotest in time of all Shakespeare's English history plays, King John, with its cynical allegiances and ruthless politicking, now feels his most abrasively modern."Mad...
Book Measure For Measure Tickets
Measure For Measure
Injustice, hypocrisy and the challenge of inflexible virtue combine in Measure For Measure, Shakespeare's most searching exploration of sexual politics and social justice....
Book The Merchant Of Venice Tickets
The Merchant Of Venice
The Merchant Of Venice contains some of Shakespeare's most highly-charged scenes, dramatising the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society,...
Book Much Ado About Nothing Tickets
Much Ado About Nothing
After delighting audiences in 2014, Much Ado About Nothing returns to Shakespeare's Globe this summer. Performing at the Globe and on an Elizabethan inspired stage, a handful...
Book Nell Gwynn Tickets
Nell Gwynn
Having delighted audiences with Blue Stockings in 2013, writer Jessica Swale returns to the Globe with Nell Gwynn, a vibrant take on life in the theatre in the 17th century."They've...
Book The Oresteia Tickets
The Oresteia
The curse of the House of Atreus, passing from generation to generation, is one of the great myths of Western literature. In the hands of Aeschylus, The Oresteia enacts the...
Book Richard II Tickets
Richard II
Dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious, Richard II invests a weak and self-dramatising man with tragic status and represents Shakespeare's most searching exploration of the meaning...