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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Seating Plan

The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has a capacity of 1421 seats. Use our interactive seating plan to view 21 seat reviews and 19 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.

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.

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Lower Gallery - BAY D C14

catherine9 5'9", 35 reviews
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Lower Gallery - BAY D C14 view from seat photo

On the end of a row so there is more legroom than mid-row as you can stretch your legs onto the stairs. Uncomfortable benches, but that's to be expected as it's meant to be as authentically Shakespearean as possible. Pretty close to the stage, but restricted... More

Visited 09 October 2021

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Lower Gallery - BAY A C7

catherine9 5'9", 35 reviews
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Lower Gallery - BAY A C7 view from seat photo

The Globe is more about the atmosphere than the view or comfort! The seats are wooden benches, no padding, no backrest, so can't give more than 2 stars. This is the cheapest seated area so has a restricted view because of the pillars on the stage. You... More

Visited 05 July 2021

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Lower Gallery - BAY N C62

jimd3 5' 10", 34 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Lower Gallery - BAY N C62 view from seat photo

Really great view of the stage and crowd, so you really get the “Globe” experience. It’s definitely worth paying a few extra ££ for a cushion. These benches are flat, hard and have no back rest. Legroom ok for me. More

Saw Henry VIII Henry VIII on 04 June 2022

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