Shakespeare's Globe

21 New Globe Walk,
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7902 9919


About Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe is a collection of buildings centred on a reconstruction of the open air, Elizabethan playhouse, The Globe Theatre, and also containing smaller theatres and a permanent exhibition about Shakespeare’s life and work. Owned and run by educational charity, the Shakespeare Globe Trust, Shakespeare’s Globe opened in 1997 and is located in the London borough of Southwark.

Founded by the American actor and director, Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the original open air playhouse designed in 1599 for which Shakespeare wrote. The Shakespeare Globe Trust was created in 1970 by Wanamaker and was dedicated to building a reconstruction of the Shakespearian Globe Theatre, close to its original Bankside, Southwark location. Work began in 1992 and the new Globe was opened by the Queen in June 1997.

The Globe stands a few hundred yards from its original site. Other than concessions to comply with modern day fire regulations such as additional exits, the Globe is as accurate a reconstruction of the 1599 Globe as was possible with the available evidence. The only covered parts of the theatre are the stage and seating areas. It has space for only 1,400 spectators, compared to the original theatre’s 3,000.

The Globe stages a season of plays every year from April to October. In the winter, the theatre is used for educational purposes and tours are available all year round. Some productions are filmed and released in cinemas and on DVD. New work is also commissioned and performed. The first artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe was the actor, director and playwright Mark Rylance.

Shakespeare’s Globe also comprises two smaller theatres - indoor, candlelit theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and educational and rehearsal studio complex, the Sackler Studios.

The mission of the Shakespeare Globe Trust is not just to stage Shakespeare’s plays. The Globe Exhibition and Globe Education also seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare.

Based under the Globe Theatre, the Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London of his day and the theatre for which he wrote. Guided tours of the Globe Theatre are also available. Globe Education works with over 100,000 people a year through workshops, seminars and classes.

Jobs, work placements, internships and volunteering opportunities are available at Shakespeare’s Globe. Though, because of the large number of applications it receives, the Globe does not reply to unsolicited CVs.

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