Our Season of Plenty was aptly named as our three main Shakespeare prodctions - The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth - played to audiences of, on average, 95% capacity. Thanks for coming! Over 160,000 of those tickets were bought by hardy Groundlings who spent just £5 to see a play; a price that has not changed since the Globe opened its doors 16 years ago.
Ordinarily as the Globe season closes we start to think ahead to the next summer, but this year we welcome the colder months with delight as it means the inaugural season of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse draws ever closer. Sharpen your brains for opening production The Duchess of Malfi with our Women's Wit events series. Read down the newsletter for more about what's happening at the Globe this month.
"Very many, men and women too."
Antony and Cleopatra, Act V, Scene 2
Muse of Fire
28 October - 1 November
Tickets are almost sold out for our interactive family production. Featuring dragons, Elizabethan hermits, magical forests and more; this is a fantastic way for children aged six - 11 to explore the Globe and engage with Shakespeare. Book now to secure your place.
20 October - 7 December
What do women want? Can you, should you, kill a wife with kindness?
Women's Wit offers a series of discussions, performances and talks exploring women in Shakespeare’s works, his world and the Shakespeare industry as it is today. Book your tickets and make your voice heard.
Complimentary cocktails when booking at Swan
Book a daytime meeting in Swan’s Balcony Room this November and each delegate will receive a complimentary cocktail to enjoy in the Swan Bar after the meeting. Evening bookings will be offered an exclusive complimentary talk on Shakespeare.
Shakespeare's more macabre plays including Hamlet and Macbeth provide inspiration for Halloween-perfect gifts. Our best selling Out Dam Spot! range featuring life-life blood drips is not for the faint hearted. Click more info to see the full range.
From the blog
Our Something Wicked This Way Comes gala was a great success. Funds raised will support the work of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, including the Globe Young Players. Click more info to see who attended, details of the silent auction lots and a glimpse of the exclusive performance.
Secret Theatre Show 3
Lyric Hammersmith, from 5 November
Experience the Lyric Hammersmith as never before. Secret Theatre Show 3 offers an unexpected and unpredictable evening. Limited run and ticket capacity so get in quick and don’t miss out.Tickets just £15. Book now.
Elizabeth I & Her People
National Portrait Gallery, Until 5 January 2014
Explore the remarkable reign of Elizabeth I through the lives and portraiture of her subjects. These extraordinary portraits are displayed alongside artefacts from the period to give a fascinating glimpse into Elizabethan life.