Shakespeare's Globe

Founded by the pioneering American actor/director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work, and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of education and performance.

Together, the Globe Theatre Company, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.

Satisfy the literary animal in you by visiting the shop at the Shakespeare’s Globe (, for a feast of books, plays and unusual gift ideas.

Food - A few more ideas to help you feast in London...
You don't have to be a theatregoer to visit Shakespeare's Globe Restaurants. With wonderful panoramic views over the River Thames, St Paul's Cathedral, and the authentically reconstructed Globe theatre, these are marvellous venues for eating and drinking all year round. And the food is good too!

Outdoors - And if these aren't enough here are a few more ideas...
For some of the best urban riverside walking, complete with wonderful riverscapes, head for the Globe Theatre on Bankside. Start from either Waterloo or London Bridge Stations, and join other explorers as they take in some of the ancient streets and sights of Southwark and Bankside, which contrasts with the brand new Millennium Bridge that now connects the north shore.

Events - a selection

10 August – 28 September 2003

  The Taming of the Shrew
Opens 10 August at Shakespeare’s Globe. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. The Women’s Company. This all female production explores clothing, music and dance and settings possible in the original Globe of 1603.
The Rose Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition.  

The Rose Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition
During matinees, when tours into the Globe are not possible, guides will take visitors instead to the site of Bankside’s first theatre, the Rose. The space for which Christopher Marlowe wrote his greatest plays and Shakespeare learned his trade, the Rose is the only Elizabethan playhouse excavated on any scale by archaeologists.

Shakespeare’s Rivals: Playing and Plotting at the Rose
11 July – 31 October 2003

A collection of some of the most important surviving documents from the world of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre will be on show at Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition this summer.

‘Shakespeare in Art’
16th July – 19th October

At the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

For children

On selected Saturdays at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, whilst parents are hearing a matinee in the theatre, 8 – 11 year olds are invited to explore Shakespeare’s work through drama, story telling and art. The children will then join the groundlings in the Yard for the final half hour of the production.
Register at the Globe Education reception desk from 1.30pm.