The Globe was built by Shakespeare’s acting company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in 1599 from the timbers of London’s very first permanent theater, Burbage’s Theater, built in 1576. Before James Burbage built his theater, plays and dramatic performances were ad hoc affairs, performed on street corners and in the yards of inns. However, the Common Council of London, in 1574, started licensing theatrical pieces performed in inn yards within the city limits. To escape the restriction, actor James Burbage built his own theater on land he leased outside the city limits. When Burbage’s lease ran out, the Lord Chamberlain’s men moved the timbers to a new location and created the Globe.
The Globe Theatre, where most of Shakespeare’s plays debuted, burned down on June 29, 1613.
We have a wonderful venue – two state of the art auditoria, fully equipped to provide for corporate events, public and private presentations, awards ceremonies and meetings as well as performances and recitals.
We love the performing arts and we want our community to be able to access as many different genres as often as possible.