Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season

20 October 2019 – 18 April 2020

Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.

As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.

We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.

We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.

With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.

If   when we meet again, why, we shall smile


Our 2019/20 winter theatre season revolves around She Wolves and Shrews, as we interrogate the perception of women in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and also invite today’s writers to reflect on gender power dynamics, then and now.


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