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Shakespeare’s Globe Travel trade guide Welcome! Shakespeare’s Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse first built in 1599, where Shakespeare worked and for which he wrote many of his greatest plays. The reconstructed Globe opened in 1997. Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource and welcomes visitors all year round.

Exhibition & Tour Based under the Globe Theatre, our engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. A fascinating guided tour inside the theatre reveals the story of its reconstruction and gives an exciting insight into the working life of the Globe. Exhibition and Tour tickets include a 30-40 minute guided tour of the theatre, plus an all-day ticket to the Exhibition, in which an audioguide is available to every visitor.

How to book FITs (14 people or fewer) do not need to pre-book their visit as they join one of our public tours. Groups of 15 people or more must pre-book their visit, and each group will have their own tour guide. To make a reservation, fill in a Group Request Form (downloadable from our website) and return to us by email or fax. We don’t accept group bookings by phone, but please call us if you require further information or wish to check availability.

Opening hours in 2012

Monday – Sunday Exhibition & Globe Theatre Tour 10.00 – 17.00 6 February – 20 April (Out of Theatre Season) Monday – Sunday Exhibition & Globe Theatre Tour 09.00 – 17.00 21 April – Early October (Theatre Season) Monday Exhibition & Globe Theatre Tour 09.00 – 17.00 Tuesday – Saturday Exhibition & Globe Theatre Tour 09.00 – 12.30 Exhibition & Rose Tour 13.00 – 17.00 Sunday Exhibition & Globe Theatre Tour 09.00 – 11.30 Exhibition & Rose Tour 12.00 – 17.00 Late October – 31 October (Out of Theatre Season) Monday – Sunday Exhibition & Globe Theatre Tour 09.00 – 17.00 1 November – 31 December (Out of Theatre Season) Monday – Sunday Exhibition & Globe Theatre Tour 10.00 – 17.00 Closed 24 & 25 December

Contact the Globe Exhibition Email Telephone +44 (0)20 7902 1500 Fax +44 (0)20 7902 1515 Online

Education Every year Globe Education works with over 100,000 people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, providing workshops for primary and secondary school students, training for teachers, undergraduate and MA courses, and a host of events for the general public.

1 January – 5 February (Out of Theatre Season)

As Shakespeare’s Globe is a working theatre, tours are not always available. When tours of the Globe Theatre are not available, tickets include a tour to the nearby archaeological site of Bankside’s first theatre, The Rose.

The annual Theatre Season at Shakespeare’s Globe runs from late April to early October, and includes plays by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and modern playwrights. 350,000 people each season sit in the galleries or stand as a groundling in the yard, just as Londoners would have done 400 years ago.  Seats: £15 - £37.50  Yard (standing) tickets: £5  Under 18’s get £3 off all seats  One free seated ticket for every 10 purchased

Contact the Box Office Online (up to 9 tickets) Telephone +44 (0)20 7401 9919 Public booking opens in February.

Join Friends of Shakespeare’s Globe for Priority Booking Priority booking for the theatre season opens to Friends of Shakespeare’s Globe in January. Commercial companies can also enjoy priority booking by joining our Group Friends scheme. Friends of Shakespeare’s Globe: Telephone+44 (0)20 7902 5970

Globe Education’s Lively Action workshops offer a general introduction to the Globe and Shakespeare for Key Stage 2 to A-level and international students. Students can concentrate on any play by Shakespeare or his contemporaries at either an introductory or advanced level. Workshops can be tailor-made for groups with Special Educational Needs.

Contact Globe Education Email Telephone +44 (0)20 7902 1433 Online education/learning

Eating & Drinking Theatre Season Entertaining Enjoy a performance and entertain your guests in the unforgettable surroundings of the Globe Theatre.

Dedicated service for group bookers

Our private theatre boxes, or Gentlemen’s Rooms, are available for 10-30 guests, while the Balcony Room is suitable for larger groups, with full hospitality offered and a personal host for your event.

 Online group request form  Group rates for 15+, with 1 free ticket in every 16  Individual tour guide for each group  Tailor-made visit can include: Bankside & Rose Theatre Tour Refreshments in the bar Online exhibition/travel-trade

Theatre Season

Developed with Acoustiguide, a new audioguide for the Globe Exhibition is available to all visitors in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian.

Telephone +44 (0)20 7401 1519 Email gentlemensrooms@

Swan at the Globe offers a unique mix of hospitality with stunning views across the Thames to St Paul’s Cathedral. With versatile event spaces and a strikingly eclectic Brasserie and Bar serving traditional food, Swan at the Globe meets all your needs. UnderGlobe A dramatic space for events for up to 400 guests, complete with grandiose staircase leading to a pillared hall.

Balcony Room A unique space to host the ultimate conference, wedding or exclusive party for up to 120 guests with balconies offering London’s most exquisite views over the Thames. Telephone +44 (0)20 7928 9444 ext.2 Email

Globe Shop Beautiful gifts for all ages Situated just inside the main foyer, the Globe Shop is open every day to the public,, 10.00 to 18.00. The shop is home ome to a wide and exclusive range ange of merchandise connected to Glo Globe obe Theatre productions, tions, along with fabulous gifts, jewellery, CDs, DVDs and books. A wide range of products is available to buy online and by phone for shipping worldwide.

How to find us

Contact the Globe Shop Online Telephone +44 (0)20 7902 1588

London Underground London Bridge, Mansion House, Cannon Street, Southwark, St Paul’s. National Rail London Bridge, Cannon Street, Blackfriars, Waterloo.

Further information online Latest travel information for London online

Bus Local routes include: 11, 15, 17, 23, 26 and 76 to Mansion House; 381 and RV1 to Southwark Street; 344 to Southwark Bridge Road.

Coach There is a setting down point on Southwark Bridge (150 metres from Shakespeare’s Globe), with approximately 40 uneven steps leading to the riverside walk. Wheelchair users can access Shakespeare’s Globe by taking Sumner Street on the right beyond the bridge and turning right onto Emerson Street which leads to New Globe Walk.

Working with The

Travel Trade

We welcome working with travel trade partners to develop opportunities for both group and FIT markets. For general information or to discuss your specific requirements, please contact Marcia Windebank. Email Telephone +44 (0)20 7902 1503 The Shakespeare Globe Trust, a limited company registered in England and Wales No.1152238 and a registered charity No.266916. Photos: Andy Bradshaw, Matt Christmas, Manuel Harlan, John Haynes, Pete Le May, Pawel Libera.


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