Created when the lease ran out for The Theatre in 1597 so the building was dismantled and rebuilt across the Thames as The Globe. Closed by the Puritans and pulled down in 1644.
The reconstruction (in our picture), founded by Sam Wanamaker, is about 750 feet off the original site. It opened in June 1997. Learn something about the local political machinations of the era at The battle to build Shakespeare’s Globe. The idea was not original to Wanamaker; Globes had already been recreated in Dallas, San Diego and Cleveland, Ohio.