The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599, where Shakespeare worked and for which he wrote many of his greatest plays. The theatre season runs from May to September with productions of the work of Shakespeare, his contemporaries and modern authors.
If you are seeking a hotel near the Globe Theatre then the immediate area is called Southwark and there are several within easy reach.
Closest is the Mad Hatter Hotel, close to the banks of the River Thames, is a pub and a 2 star hotel. All the bedrooms are ensuite with satellite TV (including Sky Sports channels) and internet connection.
Less than 5 minutes walk from the Globe Theatre is the Holiday Inn Express Southwark which has recently been refurbished and offers 88 non smoking bedrooms all with air conditioning, internet connection and an entertainment system with 120 movie, tv and music channels.
Also very close is the 4 star Novotel Southwark which offers 182 spacious rooms, a barlounge, and a restaurant. Additionally, the hotel offers a fitness suite with sauna and steam room free of charge.
For more hotels near to the Globe Theatre go to the bottom of this page or visit our Hotels in Southwark page.
Each year the Globe Theatre Company rediscovers the dynamic relationship between the audience and the actor in this unique building. The Globe also welcomes international theatre companies to share the impact Shakespeare's plays have had worldwide. Today, audiences of this 'wooden O' sit in a gallery or stand informally as a groundling in the yard, just as they would have done 400 years ago.
Founded by the pioneering American actor/director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work, and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of education and performance.
Together, the Globe Theatre Company, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
Visitors are advised that if they are taking the riverwalk from the east, there is a wide footpath from Southwark Bridge to Shakespeare's Globe.
If you are taking the riverwalk from the west, there is a wide even footpath, although this narrows nearer Shakespeare's Globe and can get very crowded in summer as it passes the Millennium Bridge and the Tate Modern. A ramp descends to Shakespeare's Globe.
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