London, England

Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe is an iconic tribute to the greatest literary giant of the English world. This is a complex that houses a fascinating replica of Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre that was built in 1599 and hosted many of his plays.

Shakespeare Globe Stage

A tribute to a legend

While the original Globe Theater perished in a fire in 1613, Sam Wanamaker, the famed actor and director founded the Shakespeare Globe Trust in 1970 that finally brought the architectural drawings of the unusual open-air rotunda to life in 1997. Since then, this venue has staged the master’s plays and also serves as a resource center on Shakespeare and his works.

Other attractions here

The year-round Globe Exhibition is a study on the life and accomplishments of Shakespeare. The Swan Bar and the Swan Restaurant within the premises serve modern English cuisine and are highly recommended especially for a leisurely meal before a show or a drink after. Set on two floors, they are characterized by large windows that offer striking vistas of the Thames and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

While the Theatre in itself is an architectural marvel, watching a play here is a supremely satisfying experience.

Handy Tips:

  • You might enjoy the Globe Theater Standard Tours that depart every 30 minutes from the admissions desk.
  • Please remember that this is a working theater and therefore, the Exhibition or tour schedules may vary. Please call or check their website for details.

Outside View of the Shakespeare Globe

Outside View of the Shakespeare Globe

Photos from Shakespeare’s Globe

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