The Globe was opened in 1599. Before that Shakespeare's companies performed at the Rose and the Curtain theatres. The Globe burnt down in 1613 and was rebuilt in 1614, then demolished in 1644. The chronology for the timeline was devised by Professor Andrew Gurr.
Mural by Kirsten Burke at Globe Theatre, London
An insight into Shakespeare's lifetime
Drawn by hand and applied to drop paper, the calligraphy is layered to show different aspects of Tudor life.
The Globe Theatre, Bankside
The Globe stands a few hundred yards from its original site. The rebuilding of this iconic building stems from the founding of the Shakespeare's Globe Trust by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker.
Shakespeare Time-line detail
Spanning the years 1552-1642 with historical events in red calligraphy, the dates that Shakespeare’s plays written in black. The grey lettering shows which theatre the plays were written for.
'Underglobe' Exhibition space
The Underglobe is the exhibition space situated directly below the Globe Theatre. Tours take place all year, and include the UnderGlobe exhibition, the reconstructed Globe, Elizabethan theatres and Shakespeare's London.