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London Performing Arts

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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This faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse where Shakespeare wrote many of his greatest plays marvelously re-creates the 16th-century theater experience. Standing room in the "yard" in front of the stage costs £5. The season runs April through October, but an exhibition and theater tours run year-round. The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a replica Jacobean (early-17th-century) indoor theater named after the Globe's founder, opened in early 2014. It hosts plays, concerts, and operas by candlelight in winter, when the open-air theater is closed. Tours of the playhouse are available on selected dates.

Performing Art Information


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

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020-7401–9919-box office; 020-7902–1400-inquiries

Performing Art Details:

  • Exhibition and Globe Theatre Tour £13.50
  • Exhibition daily 9–5:30; Globe Theatre Tour daily 9:30–5


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