Shakespeare's Globe

Browse the Shakespearian theatre that has captivated audiences for centuries, then book tickets to an exquisite production at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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Discover the enchanting world of Shakespeare's Globe, and relive some of the most infamous plays of history. Located in Southwark, this iconic theatre stands a mere 750 feet away from the site of the original Globe, where Shakespeare's masterpieces came to life during his time. The original building was constructed in 1599 and rebuilt in 1614 after it burned down during a performance. After being demolished in 1644, the Globe was a distant memory for 350 years until it was reconstructed in 1997 to pay homage to the original theatre.

Today's Globe bears a striking resemblance to the original design, with an open-air layout that allows audiences to experience Shakespeare's plays in the same way they were intended. The air brims with anticipation as the actors take to the stage, breathing life into timeless tales of love, tragedy, and comedy.

Experience the magic of the Globe's surroundings, transporting you to a bygone era. But that's not all — the complex also houses the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an intimate indoor theatre that entertains audiences during winter. Embark on a theatrical journey like no other and witness the power of Shakespeare's words in the very place they were meant to be heard. Step back in time at Shakespeare's Globe and let these centuries-old masterpieces encapsulate you entirely.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I see Shakespeare plays in London?

Shakespeare plays occur at multiple London venues, but one of the most famous is Shakespeare's Globe, the Southwark theatre reconstructed in the style of the building where Shakespeare put on plays in his time. Another is the Royal Shakespeare Company, which puts on multiple Shakespeare plays every year at its three theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon, among other venues.

What is the most popular Shakespeare play?

Some of Shakespeare's best-known plays that get staged and adapted often, though, include Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare shows often play on a rotating basis in London, with theatres like the Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company premiering multiple each year for a few weeks or months each.

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