Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Theater, Museum, Performing Arts
21 New Globe Walk (Bankside)
South Bank, Greater London SE1 9DT
+44 20 7401 9919


  • A reconstruction of the famous Elizabethan open-air theatre where Shakespeare worked, true to the spirit of the original, celebrating and educating about Shakespeares work.
  • The original Globe Theatre, where many of William Shakespeare's plays were first staged, burned to the ground in 1613. Nearly 400 years later, it was rebuilt not far from its original site.
  • The vision of American actor Sam Wanamaker, this replica of Shakespeares legendary theatre opened near the site of the original in 1997. It has the first thatched roof in London since the Great Fire.
  • To go, or not to go. That is not the question, you should! We recommend seeing Macbeth and standing in the yard for a more authentic experience!
  • Give musicals a break and go to see some classics at this legendary place.
  • Make sure you stand in the Yard for 5. Gallery seating is very fun, but terrible lack of legroom if you're over 6 feet tall. Macbeth is an awesome production.
  • Original Shakespeare plays in a stunning location, which used to be partially owned by the bard himself. Keep an eye on our social programme for tickets to our next Shakespeare night!
  • Shakespeare's Globe, a reconstruction of the legendary theatre offers standing tickets in summer in the "yard" for 5 and offer the best view of the Bard's plays. Kristin Knox, The Clothes Whisperer
  • If planning to queue for same day ticket sales, arrive at least an hour before the play begins.
  • Watch a play on the grounds. Superb experience.
  • Password for the Wifi: shakespeare
  • Delightful theatre and considering the upkeep of such a wonderful place, a unique experience to celebrate the wonderful world of Shakespeare.
  • Worth being visited in your next stop to London!
  • For dinner after a play (or before outside in the sun), go to Tas Pide just to the right of the box office on New Globe Walk. Excellent Turkish cuisine, open late and not expensive!
  • Henry VIII, by William Shakespeare: OK, so the play wasn't set here...but the play was being performed when Shakespeare's famous stomping ground caught on fire.
  • Walk along the river bank including going over the wobbly bridge. Grab a coffee/lunch. Enjoy city view. Pre book & see Shakespeare in recreation of Globe. Pick sunny day (open air) only 5 in yard.
  • Saw 'Macbeth'Shakespeare in The Globe, breathtaking
  • Brilliant night. But recommend: Seated tickets (Shakespeare plays are long), 1 cushions (hard wooden benches), a blanket (it gets cold at night) and the pulled pork sandwiches (cash only).
  • I wish I went there during the summer to watch a play! The facts we were given is amazing! So worth the visit! :)
  • Afterwards y not try lunch at bourough market! It's really cheap and u can find some amazing food, like gnochi and mussles!!

Nearby places

53 Bankside
Southwark St
21 New Globe Walk