Contact Shakespeare’s Globe: Find below customer service details of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, including phone and email. Besides contact details, the page also offers a brief overview of the tourist landmark.
21 New Globe Walk
London SE1 9DT
Directions: Google Maps
Phone: +44 0 20 7401 9919 (general)
Phone: 020 7902 5970 (membership)
Email: [email protected] (membership)
About Shakespeare’s Globe
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London is a renewal of the 16th century Elizabethan theatre house, and hosts outstanding plays by Shakespeare. Re-constructed near the original site, the present day playhouse is an outdoor theatre with gallery seating, a winter theatre, exhibition academy, and an educational centre.
Located on the historic riverbank of Thames, the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, bringing to life the true essence of a stage artist, and the excitement of watching timeless classics, of the Elizabethan era. Built of oak and thatch, and supported with wood trusses, and plastered walls, the theatre is a dedicated academy for displaying the brilliant works of Shakespeare. The open-to-sky outdoor auditorium has a 3-tier gallery seating of 1400, with a performing stage on the centre, built of Oak, wood, and plaster and a thatched roof.
Built 230 metres away from the original theatre, the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, stands built using wood sourced from 1000 oak trees, and 6000 dried stalks for the thatched roof. The architecture of the Globe theatre is similar to that of Coliseum of Rome, called as amphitheaters, and the original building floor plan is a polygon with 20 sides. A 40 minute guided tour is available for visitors, to learn about the history and timeline of the theatre. Visitors can enjoy live demonstrations, and view clothing robes of the Elizabethan era, and witness stage fighting during various times of the day.
Favorite all-time stage plays include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bartholomew Fair, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and the Merchant of Venice. The shows vary with every season, and have sonnets and plays from the Jacobean era, from time to time.
The Globe theatre is nearby the Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Borough Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Southbank London, the Shard, the Imperial War Museum, Waterloo Bridge, and the Museum of London, and is approximately within a 30-minute radius from the theatre. Daytime shows, are preferred over night show performances, as the weather gets colder, in the months of May and June, and summer is the busiest season, with packed shows, events, and activities. Night show performances, at the Globe theatre are best during the months of July and August.
Open 7 days a week, between 10am – 6pm, the 40-minute guided tours are in English, and the tickets cost £17 for adults and £10 for children. The tickets for plays are limited, with only 700 standing room tickets for £5 each and hence, reservation of tickets is highly recommended, for weekend specials. You can book a ticket over phone or online using Visa or MasterCard. If collecting tickets at venue, do present the card used at booking. Note that no refunds are offered after final purchase. However, you can exchange ticket for future performances of the same production if returned within 28 days.
Become a supporter by taking one of the memberships. As a member you enjoy free admission to Theatre tour, get free ticket exchange, and discounts to certain events and also on shopping at Globe shop. There are general membership as well as patron memberships, the latter being a little more expensive. Patron members get personalised booking, access to tickets for sold out performances, and advance priority booking for all theatre seasons.
As for transportation, nearest train lines are at Cannon Street, Waterloo & London Bridge, and tube trains are at the Mansion House, Southwark, & near London Bridge. Nearest stop is at Southwark Street, and is approximately a 10-minute walk from the theatre, and there are other bus stops, around 15 minute walk from the city centre. Nearest airport is, the London City Airport (LCY), and is 6 miles away from the theatre, with trains operating from the airport to the city centre, for every 15 minutes. For complaints or queries on tickets, events, live streaming, shopping, parking, cancellation, refund, or others, reach the Shakespeare’s Globe support.