Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe was founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker and has become one of London’s most successful theatres and top visitor attractions. The theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the 1599 open-air playhouse where Shakespeare wrote many of his greatest plays. Resident storytellers introduce visitors to all aspects of the Globe, historical and contemporary, including Sam Wanamaker’s epic struggle to recreate the theatre for which Shakespeare wrote many of his works.

Opening Hours
October to April
Open daily from 10am until 5pm.

May to September
Open daily from 9am to 12 midday (Theatre Tour and Exhibition)
12.30pm to 5pm (Exhibition and Virtual Tour)

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
21 New Globe Walk

Location Map

+44 (0)20 7902 1400

Nearest Tube / Rail Station
Mansion House

Bus Routes
45, 63, 100 to Blackfriars Bridge
15, 17 to Cannon Street
11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76 to Mansion House
381 to Southwark Street
344 to Southwark Bridge Road
RV1 to Sumner Street.

Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition is fully wheelchair accessible.