Thought to be one of Shakepeare’s final plays, the Tempest has enthralled audiences with its unique, supernatural world and profound exploration into themes around forgiveness, freedom, love and betrayal. What could be a better location then, to experience this magical, timeless play than Shakespeare’s original theatrical home, the Globe Theatre?
From the 1st May - 8th October, a brand new, innovative production of the Tempest will be showing at the Globe Theatre in London as part of the Globe on Tour Summer edition. Directed by Brenda O’Hea, the Tempest will transport you to the mystical island which is “full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not..”
On a far-away island somewhere near Milan, Prospero, the former one-time Duke of Milan and a powerful magician, lives with his beautiful daughter Miranda, a sprite called Ariel and also a wildman named Caliban. When a ship carrying a royal party from Italy sails to the island, Prospero creates a tempest and instead, the ship arrives at the Island’s shores as a shipwreck..
Tickets for the Tempest at the Globe Theatre range from £5.75, if you stand in the yard and the standing area of the Shakespeare’s Globe, to £67.50. The more expensive tickets are located in the galleries, which have extremely clear views of the stage. The best seats in the house are the seats located directly opposite the stage in the Gallery.
Located in central London on the Southbank, Shakespeare’s Globe is easily accessible by public transport. You can reach the theatre by car, but this is not recommended as there is limited parking available and Shakespeare’s Globe is located in London’s Congestion Charge Zone. The Globe Theatre London address is:
21 New Globe Walk
Train: there are several train stations close to Shakespeare’s Globe, including Blackfriars (10 minute walk), London Bridge (15 minute walk), Cannon Street (20 minute walk) and Waterloo (25 minute walk).
Underground: Shakespeare’s Globe is easily accessible by underground, the closest local stations are Blackfriars (District, Circle), Mansion House (District, Circle), London Bridge (Northern, Jubilee), Southward (Jubilee) and St Paul’s (Central).
Bus: if you are planning on taking the bus, there are several bus routes which stop close to the station, including 45, 63, 100 (to Blackfriars Bridge); 11, 15, 17, 26 (to Mansion House); 76 (to St Paul’s Cathedral); 344 (from Liverpool Station, towards Clapham, on Southwark Bridge Road) and 381, 344.
Car: it is advised to avoid taking the car, as it is more expensive and there are limited places to park. However, if you are taking the car, there is an NCP car park on Thames Exchange and some parking on New Globe Bridge. Alternatively, you could take a taxi.
If you have any access enquiries prior to your visit, or need to make a booking, please call the Globe Theatre London access line on 02079021409.
The Globe Theatre has an access scheme, which allows the theatre to gain a better understanding of their customers requirements. There are discounted tickets available for members of the access scheme. Please see the official website for more details.
The Globe Theatre also holds Audio Described Performances, Captioned Performances, Performances for Visually Impaired People and Relaxed Performances.
For Wheelchair users
Both of the theatres are completely wheelchair accessible, please notify the theatre beforehand if you require this service.
There are two blue badge spaces available but please note that these are available on a first come, first served basis.
The Tempest is showing at the Globe Theatre from the 1st May- 9th October 2020. Showtimes vary depending on the month.
21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, Reino Unido, London1
Wednesday, 16 Sep
Tuesday, 06 Oct
Thursday, 08 Oct