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Open as usual
2013 Theatre Season
Gift Experiences
Autumn Globe Education Events
Halloween treats in the Shop

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As the seasons change, so does life at the Globe. Following our theatre season playing out in the open we are turning our thoughts to playing indoors.

Building work has already begun on the indoor Jacobean-style theatre. On your next visit you will notice a few changes, most notably, the foyer will be closed from 20 October. Access to the site will now be through the Groundling Gates and Exhibition entrance on Bankside.

To complement this new chapter in the Globe story a season of special events in the series Shakespeare: Playing Indoors will explore plays and play-going in the indoor theatres of Jacobean London.

With the festive season approaching we have a range of new Gift Experiences for yourself or a loved one, and a range of spooky gifts in our Shop are guaranteed to make even the trickiest of treaters smile.

As if that wasn’t enough, we have just announced a jam packed 2013 theatre season which opens in April 2013. We look forward to you joining us for a theatre crammed with the supernatural, new writing, touring productions and Globe to Globe productions.

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In brief

Business as usual


From 20 October 2012 until 23 April 2013 our foyer will be closed for building work. We will be open throughout, but entrance to the site during this period will be through the Groundling Gates and Exhibition entrance on Bankside. Please click 'more info' for further details. 

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2013 Theatre Season announced


Join us in 2013 for a bold and vibrant theatre season, bringing you the supernatural, new writing, touring productions and Globe to Globe. 
Look out for returning productions and some familiar names, taking on some not so familar roles. Click more info for the full season annoucement. 

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Gift Experiences at the Globe


Treat yourself or a loved one to a guided tour of the Globe theatre with one of our expert storytellers followed by a delicious Afternoon Tea or Full English Breakfast in the elegant surroundings of the Swan Bar. Includes admission to the Exhibition. 

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Shakespeare: Playing Indoors Autumn events


Returning this season is the annual Theatre History Seminar with Dr Farah Karim-Cooper and Professsor Martin White. We also continue the landmark Read not Dead series of 'script in hand' performances. A new series Youths That Thunder at the Playhouse, supports young scholars. 

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Halloween treats in the Shop


Scare yourself silly with our range of ghoulish goods. There is something to suit all tastes and budgets from the best-selling 'blood-spattered' 'Out damned spot!' mug for horrors fans to the mournful poetry of the Ophelia's song range. Smaller items such as the Hamlet badge set make ideal treats for tricksters. 

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55 Days at Hampstead Theatre

18 October – 24 November

55 Days, a new historical thriller by award winning Howard Brenton (writer of the Globe’s hit play Anne Boleyn), charts the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War and Oliver Cromwell's struggle with a king unwilling to compromise. Starring Mark Gatiss and Douglas Henshall.

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The Lost Prince: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

18 October 2012 – 13 January 2013, National Portrait Gallery 

Exploring the life and image of eldest son of James I, the future King Henry IX. His early death in 1612 caused national mourning and led to the accession of his younger brother, the doomed Charles I.

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