The Globe battled to survive plague, fire and political oppression, before rising again after 400 years. Watch plays as they would have been shown in Shakespeare’s time.
Shakespeare’s Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays, on the south bank of the River Thames. The original theatre was built in 1599, destroyed by the fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and then demolished in 1644.
See favourites including The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear this summer. Check for tour times.
Open times displayed for Box Office. Theatre opens at specific times for tours and performances; pre-booking is essential.