The Globe Theatre


The Globe Theatre was a theatre in London associated with William Shakespeare. It was built and owned by Lord Chamberlain’s Men in 1599. The Globe was a three-story, open-aired amphitheatre, approximately 30 metres in diameter. The theatre held up to 3,000 spectators. It was used to perform numerous plays, many of those being William Shakespeare’s. On the 29th of June in 1613 the Globe Theatre was destroyed by a fire but was rebuilt in 1614 later to be closed in 1642.

• It was three-story, open-air amphitheatre approximately 100 feet (30 m) in diameter that could house up to 3,000 spectators.
• The Globe Theatre was a theatre in London.
• It was built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, and was destroyed by fire on 29 June 1613.
• Rebuilt in 1614
• Closed in 1642

A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named “Shakespeare’s Globe“, opened in 1997 approximately 750 feet (230 m) from the site of the original theatre.