An ode to one of the greatest legends of English Literature, Shakespeare’s Globe stands today as a performing arts theatre — a near-replica of the original Globe Theatre constructed centuries ago by Shakespeare’s acting company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men. The original Globe Theatre was constructed in 1599. But it saw numerous bouts of misfortune in its lifetime and even ended up being burnt to the ground in 1613. A second Globe Theatre came up at the same site in 1614 and was closed in 1642. Finally, the Shakespeare’s Globe was made by actor-director Sam Wanamaker in 1997, and this reconstruction stands about 230 metres from the site of the original theatre. This, too, was made in the historic open-air style, like the original.
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Shakespeare’s Globe is located in the Bankside Cultural Quarter, on the banks of River Thames in London.
Shakespeare’s Globe is easily accessible by all forms of public transport, the easiest being by ferry or boat, as the bankside is a mere 10-meter distance away.
The theatre is primarily dedicated to staging a variety of Shakespeare’s performances, however lately the venue also stages musicals and other acts.
Shakespeare’s Globe outdoor theatre has space for over 700 standing audiences, and more than 800 seated audiences. The indoor theatre is a seated theatre for around 340 people.
Yes, both the Shakespeare’s Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse have made their performances accessible to those with motor, audio, visual and other stimulatory disabilities. There is wheelchair access, adapted toilets, lifts, guide dog allowance and many more access facilities.
Ticket prices depend on the show you wish to watch and its timings at the Shakespeare’s Globe.
Shakespeare’s Globe has an in-house restaurant and bar called Swan. Apart from this, there are numerous dining options around the theatre. Anchor and Zizi are also popular options.
Do visit Tate Modern, London’s famous art gallery, which is a stone’s throw from Shakespeare’s Globe. You could also pay a visit to the Millenium Bridge. Clink Prison Museum, Borough Market and St. Paul's Cathedral are also nearby.
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