The Shakespeare’s Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the theatre in which Shakespeare performed his plays with his company (the Lord Chamberlain’s Men).
The Shakespeare’s Globe is a modern reconstruction of the Globe and opened approximately 750 feet (230 m) from the site of the original Globe Theatre.
Until 1660 the actors were only men because women were not allowed to appear on the stage.
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It is one of the most famous theatres in the world.
The Globe was originally built in 1599 by William Shakespeare’s playing company. It went up in flames in 1613 and in 1644 it was demolished after two years of closure by the Puritans. In 1997 a reconstruction of the theatre was built with the name “Shakespeare’s Globe”. It was based on the original designs of 1599 and 1614.
The design team consisted of architect Theo Crosby of Pentagram, structural and services engineer Buro Happold, and quantity surveyors from Boyden & Co. The construction, building research and historic design details were undertaken by McCurdy & Co.
The Shakespeare’s Globe promoter was the actor Sam Wanamaker to celebrate and commemorate William Shakespeare. From the 1970s he was in charge of raising funds but the theatre was opened after his death in 1997.
The theatre was used for performances of Shakespeare’s plays.
Useful information for your visit to the Shakespeare’s Globe.
It is located in London, on the south bank of the river Thames.
The address is: 21, New Globe Walk
To visit the Shakespeare’s Globe the times are as follows:
To reach the Shakespeare’s Globe:
Metro: Mansion House (District and Circle lines), London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines), Southwark (Jubilee line), St. Paul’s (Central line)
Buses: 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 45, 63, 76, 100, 344 and 381.