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Shakespeare's Globe

we have the exhibition to examine

Much Ado About Nothing Act IV, Scene II

  • Graham Clarke
  • Exhibition/Displays/G2G/GC
  • NZHanging
  • Exhibition/special/SWP


Alongside the permanent exhibition, we also have special temporary exhibitions that change throughout the year.


Graham clarke's theatrickles

From 7 January to 11 June 2014, the Globe Exhibition is delighted to present a selection of work by artist, author and humourist Graham Clarke. He is one of Britain’s most popular printmakers, best known for his limited-edition, hand-printed etchings with their distinctive arched-tops, celebrating the beauty and comedy of English rural life. “I met Sam Wanamaker several times at my studio in Kent, in the early 1970s, when the Globe was his great dream. 40 years later it is a pleasure to exhibit my work here, now that his dream has become a reality.‘Theatrickles’ is a collection of my work, expressing my love of history in general and Shakespeare in particular.” Admission to this temporary display is included in your ticket to the Globe Exhibition.


Our founder Sam Wanamaker’s vision for the Shakespeare Globe project did not only include the open-air stage of the ‘wooden O’. The Globe Theatre – one of the most iconic and atmospheric performance venues in London – is only half the story. Building work for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is now complete and performances have begun. A temporary display in the Globe exhibition charts the construction process of this ambitious project. For a brief background to the project please download the leaflet from the downloads list on the right.


These four beautiful works of art depicting Hercules, Atlas, Venus and Adonis are a permanent feature in the Globe Exhibition. The Hangings, created between January 1990 and April 1991 by 500 embroiderers are made from world famous New Zealand wool. They were unveiled by the Globe's patron HRH Prince Philip and in June 1997, where they adorned the frons scenae throughout the fortnight-long Festival of Firsts to celebrate the official opening of the Globe Theatre.


'Their memory shall as a pattern or a measure live' (Henry IV, Part 2)

The Globe to Globe festival was a once-in-a-lifetime marathon, we saw over six hundred actors perform in the Globe’s ‘wooden O’, led by many of the world’s greatest directors to present fourteen world premières to over 85,000 people. Shakespeare’s Globe commissioned a team of leading theatre photographers – Simon Annand, Marc Brenner, John Haynes, Simon Kane and Ellie Kurttz – to capture the action on stage, the reactions from audiences and some of the stories behind the scenes. This striking portfolio of photographs has been collected together in a new exhibition, Globe to Globe: The Festival in Focus, housed in the entrance area to the main Globe Exhibition.