The Taming of the Shrew Tickets – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

For I am born to tame you, Kate, And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate Comfortable as other household Kates.’ – Act II, scene 1

Step inside a weird and wonderful carnival this summer as William Shakespeare’s sharp-tongued comedy The Taming of the Shrew arrives at the Globe Theatre.

Lucentio is determined to win the hand in the marriage of the beautiful Bianca. After her father declares that it can only happen after her older sister Katherina is wedded, the task of shaping the fiercely independent Katherina into obedient wifey material commences.

The front runner for Katherina’s hand is larger-than-life Petruchio but it will take shocking levels of manipulation for him to win her as his bride…

Following the ‘brilliantly provocative’ ★★★★ (The Guardian) Titus Andronicus in 2022, Director Jude Christian makes his debut in the Globe Theatre with Shakespeare’s challenging comedy that asks the delicate question of where we should draw the line between reality and the absurd, entertainment and complicity?

 

__Access performances__

Captioned – Wed 26 Jun 7.30pm & Sat 26 Oct 2pm
Audio described – Mon 8 Jul 7.30pm & Tues 24 Sep 2pm
Relaxed – Thu 11 Jul 7.30pm & Thu 26 Sep 2pm
BSL – Mon 14 Oct 7.30pm & Fri 18 Oct 2pm

Address
21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT

Venue Facilities

Nearest Tube
London Bridge

Tube Lines
Northern, Jubilee

Directions from nearest tube

Exit the station, following signs for the River Thames/South Bank. As you reach the river, head west and the Globe is by the Tate Modern on the south side of the river.

 

Railway Station
London Bridge

Bus Numbers

Night Bus Numbers

Car Park

Within Congestion Zone
yes

The Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre was the brainchild of the late actor Sam Wannamaker and is a replica of the original theatre that stood close to the site and originally opened in 1599. The theatre was built from timber and natural materials, including a thatched roof, and has a capacity of 1421 seats.

Remaining authentic to the original design, Shakespeare’s Globe has a large standing area, where patrons can purchase cheap, unreserved standing tickets to watch performances as “Groundlings.” Seating within the venue is arranged into three Galleries which sit on the sides of the thrust stage. Row E in the theatre’s benched seating areas is considered a good choice and offers back support when watching the action. Cushions are also available to hire at the theatre.

The best seats in Shakespeare’s Globe can be found in the central bays of both the Lower and Middle Galleries. As actors usually project to the Middle Gallery and the Lower Gallery sits just above stage height, and offers clear views from the middle rows. , this a very desirable section of the theatre to be in.

Standing in the Yard at the Globe offers a very cheap way of watching the show with tickets in this section unreserved, leaving you free to move around to find the best view. The bays at either side of the stage and seats at the end of rows of the Lower Gallery are slightly restricted due to pillars but still offer a good-value seated experience.

From £8.00

Event Detail

6 June 2024 00:00
26 October 2024 00:00