London is a huge metropolis that perfectly balances history, culture and the arts. Shakespeare’s Globe is an open-roof globe theater associated with William Shakespeare. It can be found in Southwark, along the River Thames.
The original Globe Theater dates back to 1599. The original caught on fire and burned down, mid-production. It was rebuilt in 1614, but demolished 30 years later. The current Globe was founded in 1997 by Sam Wanamaker. It stands roughly 200 meters from where the the original Globe was built. Wanamaker desired to recreate the Globe as close its original state as possible. Construction of the Globe was done without power tools and is made almost entirely of wood.
A tour of Shakespeare’s Globe will teach you about the history of the theater and William Shakespeare. It will inform you how the theater was made and take you inside the theater where you can get an up close look at the stage. If you decide to see a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe, you will have two ticket options - stand in front of the stage, as they did in the 1600s, or you can pay more for a ticket and sit in the stands. The show will go on rain or shine, so be prepared for anything!
Visit Shakespeare’s Globe’s official website to help plan your visit!