Directed by Maria Gaitanidi, this adaptation of the Taming of the Shrew is unique and experimental in its portrayal of a timeless classic. Purchase your tickets now to be transported back to the 16th century in the Globe Theatre itself.
Daughters of the wealthy man named Padua, headstrong Katherina, the shrew, and her sister Bianca, are ready to marry. However, Katherina, the eldest sister, must marry first before the youngest is able to marry. Katherina is courting Petruchio, who ‘tames’ Katherina into being a more compliant, ‘ideal’ wife.
Taming of the Shrew tickets at the Sam Wanamaker theatre start at £12 and are as expensive as £60. The Globe’s Sam Wanamaker theatre is a new indoor theatre within the Globe’s theatre and is divided into the Upper Gallery, the Lower Gallery the Pit and the Lord’s boxes to the sides of the stage.
If you are looking for premium tickets, then these can be found at the front of the Lower Gallery, opposite the stage. There are also excellent seats in the pit, which provide an intimate theatrical experience.
The cheapest tickets can be found at the sides of the theatres, at the back of the Lord’s Boxes since they have slightly restricted viewing of the stage. There are also slightly cheaper tickets in the sides of the the Upper Gallery.
The Sam Wanamaker theatre can be accessed by both public transport and car. The full Sam Wanamaker address is:
1 New Globe Walk,
Tube: the closest tube station is Blackfriars (10 minute walk), then there is also London Bridge/ Southhwark / Central Line (15 minutes)
Train: the nearest train station is also Blackfriars and London Bridge. You can also walk 25 minutes to Waterloo train station.
For all access enquiries, please contact the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse theatre on their access line at 020 7902 1409. All auditoriums in the Globe theatre are wheelchair accessible.
The Taming of the Shrew Audio Described Performance will take place on the 15the March at 1pm, the Relaxed Performance is on Sunday 5th April at 1pm and and the Signed performance is at 7.30pm
There are two wheelchair parking spaces available but please be aware that these are on a first come on a first come first served basis.
The Shakespeare Globe Theatre’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse regularly holds Audio described performances, Caption Performances and BSL performances. Please see the website for more information on performances coming up.
The Taming of the Shrew is showing from the 1st Feb - 18th April 2020 Monday at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Theatre. Showtimes vary depending on the day you choose to go.