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Shakespeare’s Globe Seating Plan – Best Seats, Real-Time Pricing & Tips

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This guide on the Shakespeare's Globe seating plan will help you find good seats in the house - both in terms of the view and value for money. Get real-time seat availability and pricing, and find your ideal seats.

Best Recommended Seats - Standing Yard, Lower, Middle and Upper Gallery

💸Value for money seats
Standing Yard - You are free to move around for the best views.
Lower Gallery - Seating options near the stage sides and row ends may have limited views due to pillars, yet they provide a cost-effective way to enjoy the performance from your seat.
🎭Best views of the stage
If you want the best seats in the house, opt for seats in the central bays of both the Lower and Middle Galleries. If you're seeking additional back support during the performance, consider opting for row E in the benched seating areas; it's a comfortable choice.

Standing Yard

The Standing Yard section has an approximate capacity of 700 people.

Stand where groundlings did in Shakespeare's time and immerse yourself in the performance. This area allows you to be in the midst of the action, feeling the energy of the performance up close. For the best views and comfort, arrive early to secure a spot nearer to the stage.

Lower Gallery

The Lower Gallery, located above the Yard, boasts excellent views of the stage. For unobstructed views, aim for seats in the central bays. These often offer the best vantage points and are highly sought after by patrons.

Middle Gallery

Situated between the Lower and Upper Galleries, the Middle Gallery provides a balanced perspective of the performance. Opt for seats in the central bays here as well for a more immersive experience. Rows nearer to the stage generally offer better views.

Upper Gallery

The Upper Gallery, though more distant, offers a grand panoramic view of both the stage and the entire theater. While there are no bad seats in the Upper Gallery, those in the central rows tend to provide the most comprehensive views of the production.

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Which Seats Would Offer Me the Best Views?

For an optimal viewing experience, the prime seating can be found in the central sections of both the Lower and Middle Galleries. Positioned just above the stage, the Lower Gallery's middle rows offer a clear and engaging perspective. Notably, actors often direct their performances towards the Middle Gallery, making this section highly sought after for an immersive experience.

Which Seats Would Offer Me the Best Value for Money?

The most economical option for enjoying a play at the Globe is to stand in the Yard. Tickets in this area are not assigned, allowing you to position yourself for the optimal view before the show commences. In the Lower Gallery, please be aware that some seats at the sides of the stage and those at the ends of rows may have obstructed views due to pillars. Nevertheless, these seats provide a budget-friendly seated experience with good value.

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