Shakespeare’s Globe has announced that it will reopen on Tuesday the 13th of April 2021. The announcement follows the government’s publication of a roadmap for exiting the third lockdown.
The Bankside venue was forced to shut in late March 2020 and despite a brief reopening in August 2020 the theatre has been out of operation for the best part of a year. This has meant that the venue’s entire summer 2020 season of plays had to be cancelled.
However, as London continues to recover from the worst of the pandemic, the Globe has decided that the time is right to reopen the theatre.Live performances will have to wait but the theatre’s popular tours are back, with six different options to choose from on a daily basis.
The tours are the perfect opportunity for visitors to learn about the iconic theatre and it’s connection to Shakespeare. The events also offer history lovers a fascinating insight into life in Elizabethan England and the terrible constraints that theatre company’s of the time worked under.
An exhibition on period costume and a display featuring unseen photographs of the Globe will also be on view. However, the big news is that, for the first time in its existence, Shakespeare’s Globe are giving visitors a chance to set foot on the world famous Globe stage itself.
The Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe, Neil Constable, had this to say about reopening the venue: “Reopening our wonderful tours, giving access to the stage to our visitors for the first time, and the opening of our online shop and the Swan Bar & Restaurant are all ways in which we hope to welcome more and more people back through our doors to safely enjoy culture and experience in our iconic space once again”.
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