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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Capacity

The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has a capacity of 1421 seats.Use our interactive seating plan to view 226 seat reviews and 214 photos of views from seat.

Shakespeare's Globe is best known for its authentic standing area, where patrons can buy cheap, unreserved standing tickets to watch a performance as "Groundlings". The theatre also has plenty of seating, arranged into three Galleries which are on three sides of the thrust stage. In the theatre’s benched seating areas, row E is a great choice if you want a little more back support when watching a show. Cushions are also available to rent.

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Seating Plan

Good value seats

The cheapest way to watch a play at the Globe is by standing in the Yard. Tickets here are unreserved, and you are free to move around for the best view before the performance starts. In the Lower Gallery, the bays at either side of the stage and seats at the end of rows are restricted because of pillars, but offer a good seated experience for less.

Premium seats

The best seats in the house are in the central bays of the Lower and Middle Galleries. The Lower Gallery is just above stage height, with a clear view from the middle rows. Actors tend to project to the Middle Gallery, so this a very desirable section to sit in.

Recent Audience Photos

Middle Gallery - BAY H A28

amaylovr 5' 3", 27 reviews

Fabulous seat! Completely worth that extra money. Despite the standing area in-front, there’s little to no obstruction when it comes to the actual performance, due to the height of the stage. If you’re looking for a great view without the need to... More

Saw The Fir Tree The Fir Tree on 29 December 2022

Upper Gallery - BAY H H5

blueshaw 5' 7", 1 reviews

Great view! Most expensive but if you know you love the play and the actors it can be worth it. Gave legroom a three - I’m 5ft 7in and anyone taller than me has gotta start feeling a little uncomfortable and squished. Would also say comfort is imp... More

Saw I, Joan I, Joan on 15 October 2022

Lower Gallery - BAY E C27

catherine9 5' 9", 76 reviews, 3 helpful votes

This seat had a great view of the stage, with no obstructions and is on the ground floor so you are close to the actors and it's a nice atmosphere being near the groundling area (without the discomfort of having to stand up!) Legroom was okay, but... More

Saw Henry VIII Henry VIII on 07 October 2022

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