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The Merchant Of Venice

Globe Theatre, Bankside, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9DT

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Playing a limited run at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre prior to a national and international tour, this revival of the critically acclaimed 2015 Globe production of The Merchant Of The Venice stars Jonathan Pryce as Shylock.

A story of intolerance, justice and mercy, The Merchant Of Venice is set in a society which represents the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt. When Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his romantic overtures towards Portia, a wealthy heiress, Antonio must in turn borrow from the moneylender Shylock.

But the failure of Antonio’s ships to the city casts aspersions over his ability to settle his debt with Shylock, who, one way or another, is determined to claim his ‘bond’ – even if it means taking a pound of Antonio’s flesh.

This is a highly-charged dramatization which explores the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, and features a heralded Pryce as one of Shakespeare’s most memorable outsiders.

Cast & Creatives

Jonathan Pryce, Stefan Adegbola, Chris Logan, Brian Martin, Rachel Pickup, Phoebe Pryce
William Shakespeare
Jonathan Munby
Music by
Jules Maxwell

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Globe Theatre

Bankside, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9DT
020 7401 9919
Official site
Nearest tube
Mansion House, Bank, Southwark, Cannon Street or London Bridge
Nearest bus
11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 45, 63, 76, 100, 344, 381, RV1
Nearest train
Mansion House, Bank, Southwark, Cannon Street or London Bridge.

Up to 2 disabled parking bays available outside theatre by special arrangement. Meters on New Globe Walk. NCP car park on Upper Thames Street. Free phone service for minicabs in foyer. Taxi rank outside main entrance.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7401 1409 Fax: 020 7902 1475 Textphone: 020 7902 1476 Email:
Wheelchair users and companions have reduced price of £20 when seated in Gentlemen's Room Q.
Limited mobility
Lower Gallery most accessible with only 2-5 steps. There are 28 steps to the Middle Gallery and 50 steps to the Upper Gallery. Patrons who have booked seats in these galleries can be escorted up in the lift by a member of the front of house staff, who will then return at theinterval and at the end of the performance to collect them.
Access description
Entry to the main foyer is through heavy, glass double doors. On the left there is a wheelchair accessible automatic door which opens outwards and is operated by buttons on the inside and outside. There is a seperate ramped entrance to the Exhibition on Bankside. The Box Office is on the right hand side of the foyer, with an 800mm high counter for patrons using wheelchairs. A lift to the right of the Box Office gives access to the Theatre, Circle, Cafe and other hospitality areas and holds six people or one wheelchair plus companion. The lift door is 810mm wide. The Information Desk is directly in front of the main entrance doors, with a 750mm high counter for patrons using wheelchairs. A staircase to the left of the Information Desk, with a handrail on both sides, leads up to the gift Shop, Piazza, and Cafe areas. Glass doors open onto the Piazza which surrounds the theatre. There is a ramp in the open air space in the Yard.
Hearing impaired
Induction loop system available for all performances. Please be aware thet that Globe is an open air theatre and the loop will amplify all sounds, including aeroplanes overhead and boats on the river. Hearing aids should be switched to the T position. Hearing dogs are welcome, please inform the Box Office when booking and contact the house manager upon arrival.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium. Please inform the Box Office when booking and contact the house manager upon arrival. Please be aware thet the Yard can be very noisy and crowded and that certain productions contain loud nsound effects such as cannon fire.
The Globe has provision for four wheelchair users, 3 in a Gentleman's box and 1 in the Yard. The Gentlemen's Box places are accessed by lift, and patrons are accompanied by a member of the Front of House staff. Wheelchair users and companions booking places in Gentlemen's Box Q can take advantage of reduced price tickets at £20. Wheelchair users should be aware that the Yard accomodates up to 600 people standing and that the stage is five feet above ground level so sight lines are limited. A wheelchair is available to assist patrons to their theatre seats. Unfortunately it cannot be used during performances.
Men’s and Women’s at Globe Door 1and Globe Door 4, further toilets off the entrance foyer.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilets by Globe Door 1, next to first aid room on Piazza level, and on Lecture Theatre level - staff can assist.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Ticket prices

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Face value?
£5.00- £45.00

Age suitability
Show times
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Box office
020 7401 9919
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