Today, The Globe stands a few hundred yards from its original site. The rebuilding of the iconic building stems from the founding of the Shakespeare's Globe Trust by pioneering American actor and 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 performance and education.
Since the Globe Theatre reconstruction opened for performances in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has welcomed visitors from all over the world to take part in workshops, lectures and staged readings; to visit the exhibition and tour the Globe Theatre, and to watch productions, ranging from original practices to world premières of new writing and the first play by a woman ever to be performed here.
The Globe’s, and Sam's vision continue to grow. Since the building of the new Sackler Studios, Globe Education have continued their ever expanding programme of public events, school and university courses and work with the Southwark Community. Meanwhile the completion of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has allowed us to present works written specifically for an indoor playhouse, and to have year round programmes of theatrical events.
Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.