Shakespeare’s Globe is a theater house for play musical event and others. It is one of the famous architectures in the world located in 21 New Globe Walk, London. For entry, it requires Tickets. It was named after great play writer Shakespeare.
About Shakespeare’s Globe
It is a complex structure with globe shaped. That is way the complex is called globe. It lies on the south bank of the river Thames. The building was established in the year 1599 and was destroyed by fire in the year 1613. The building was again reconstructed in the year 1614. It was again demolished in the year 1644. The theatre was again reconstructed according to the available information from 1613 to 1644. The structure was opened for the visitors in the year 1997 with a drama of Henry V. The opera house has a play house named after Sam Wanamaker. It also has an indoor theatre established in the year 2014. It is a very important place for lovers of Shakespeare. At present, the owner of the site is Shakespeare Globe Trust. Every year, thousands of people from all over the world come to visit this site and enjoy various dramas and concerts.
What to See in Shakespeare’s Globe
There are a lot of theatres in the Shakespeare’s Globe. This is because different people have different choices and variety in the theatre gives the people the opportunity to enjoy their favorite play or drama. Different, dramas are presented in the theaters upon demand. The theaters include Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Globe theatre on tour, west end, globe to globe, and globe on screen etc. There is also a concert room where various concert parties are arranged. The name of the concert hall inside the theatre is Concerts by Candlelight. The Shakespeare’s Globe is also famous for its exhibition. The exhibition is arranged throughout the year and the exhibition center is one of the busiest sites of the site. In the exhibition center paintings of famous and novice artists and sculptures are exhibited regularly. It also contains a library where various researches are kept for the public for reading purpose. The library also contains thousands of books written by Shakespeare. It also offers various drama courses to the people who have interest to build up career in this field.
Opening and Closing Hours
The exhibition opens at 9.00 am and closes at 5.30 pm. It remains opened throughout the year. On the other hand, the globe theatre opens at 9.30 am and closes at 5.00 am from Monday to Sunday. Only for 10th December the opening and closing hours differs. On 10th of December, the theater opens at 9.30 am and closes at 11.30 pm. The exhibition and the tour of theater remains closed two days a year and they are 24 and 25th of December.
How to Get to the Site
You can reach the site through train. In this case, you will have to get down to Stratford-upon-Avon train station. You can also come to the site from Birmingham through Bus. The site is about 27 miles away from the Birmingham Airport. You may also choose to visit the site through Aero Route. The site is about 60 miles away from the East Midlands airport.
Ticket Price of Shakespeare’s Globe
The ticket price various based on age. For adults, seniors, student having valid ID, children (age from 5-15), and family (2 adults and 3 children), the price of the ticket is consecutively pound- 13.5, 12, 11, 8, and 36. The tickets are also available online and can be purchased from the following address: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/shop/category/exhibition-tour-e-vouchers. After making payment online, the tickets will be emailed within 2 working days.
Availability of Parking Facility
There is car parking facility at Stratford road. There is also car parking facility outside the theatre at Chapel Lane. The spaces are allocated for car parking as first come, first serve basis. The car parking is free in the Shakespeare’s Globe area.
Security and Safety
The Shakespeare’s Globe area is protected by Close Circuit Cameras. The events are always monitored by the law enforcing authorities. All the visitors are checked at time of entrance so that no one can enter the site with any illegal and inflammable items. To get easy entrance, you must keep heavy metals and baggage at the home or the hotel. If you face, any kind of problem during the visit, you should contact with the security people as soon as possible so that they can take immediate action.
Shakespeare’s Globe is an amazing site to visit. It is a place where the Shakespeare lovers can come together and enjoy his works.