The Globe is a reconstruction of an open-air theatre designed in 1599 and cannot satisfy all 21st-century expectations of comfort and convenience. Please take a moment to read this information before booking. The Management reserves the right to refuse admission in accordance with our health and safety policy. If you have special needs, please advise us when booking. Shakespeare's Globe operates a no smoking policy in all our public areas.
All seats are priced according to visibility. The roof of the stage and all gallery seats are held up by pillars; there is no seat in the theatre from which the action is not obscured at some point by pillars.
Whilst all seats are covered, the theatre is open to the elements and performances continue whatever the weather. Ticket holders are advised to come prepared for rain, sun and hot or cold temperatures, but are asked not to bring umbrellas. Inexpensive Globe rain macs may be purchased at the theatre.
There are 28 steps to the middle gallery and 50 steps to the upper gallery. Those who may have problems climbing stairs, or who suffer from vertigo, are advised to request tickets in the lower gallery. Assistance can be requested for those with mobility difficulties. Please contact the Duty House Manager on arrival.
Seating consists of wooden benches, many without back supports. Cushions and back supports can be rented.
Due to the strict nature of our licence, you are asked not to sit in the yard. Please do not bring shooting sticks or folding chairs.
There are no cloakrooms for the storage of coats or baggage. We request patrons to keep their belongings with them at all times. For the comfort of all patrons, it is not practical to take large items into the theatre. In these times of heightened security, please note that our staff reserve the right to carry out random bag searches.
All toilets are located at piazza (ground) level. There are no toilets at upper or middle gallery level.
We regret that pushchairs cannot be accommodated in the Yard. A limited number of baby carrying facilities are available on request, subject to availability.
Doors into the theatre are opened half an hour before performances begin.
Glass bottles are not permitted in the theatre. Items should not be placed on the stage.