Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe is a stunning and architecturally accurate recreation of the bard’s original theatrical home from 1599. It features an authentic Tudor exterior and thatch roof (the only one in London) while the interior is a loving ode to the way Shakespeare’s plays were viewed by Shakespeare’s public.
Beginning as a labour of love of the American actor Sam Wanamaker in 1970, the venue finally opened its doors in 1997. The present-day incarnation is a working theatre and also features the elegant Swan Bar & Restaurant with its splendid views of the Thames and St. Paul’s.
Explore the life of Shakespeare and theatre in his days with this insightful Exhibition and Tour. The exhibition will fill your imagination with how the Globe was when it was London’s most notorious entertainment district. The tour will breathe life into the space with stories from 1599, unto its reconstruction in 1990s, and how the “wooden O” works today as an experimental theatrical space.