How much did it cost to see a show at the Globe Theatre?

Admission to the indoor theatres started at 6 pence. One penny was only the price of a loaf of bread. Compare that to today’s prices. The low cost was one reason the theatre was so popular.

How much did it cost to attend a show at the Globe Theatre during Shakespeare’s time in the cheapest seats?


To get into the Globe, it would cost a penny (there are 240 pence to one pound). In Elizabethan England, one penny would buy a loaf of bread, a pint of ale, or a ticket to the theater.

How much did it cost to watch a performance at the Globe?

Prices of admission depended on the kind of theater. Outdoor theaters like the Globe charged one penny to get in and another penny if you wanted to sit in the balconies.

How much did it cost for the poorer audience members at the Globe Theatre to see a show?

The poorer theatre goers would pay one penny to stand in the stalls in front of the stage, whilst wealthier patrons would pay up to half a crown to sit under cover.

How much did it cost to sit in the heavens in the Globe Theatre?

These seats were for rich patrons of the Globe theater and the cost was 4 pence for which cushioned seats were provided. The stage wall structure contained at least two doors which lead to a leading to small structure, back stage, called the ‘ Tiring House ‘. The stage wall was covered by a curtain.

What was the cost of standing room at the Globe theater?

How much did it cost? In open air theatres the cheapest price was only 1 penny which bought you a place amongst the ‘groundlings’ standing in the ‘yard’ around the stage.

At what age may a boy and girl marry?

With parental permission, boys are legal to marry at 14, girls at 12, though it is not recommended so early. One comes of age at 21. Sir Thomas More recommended that girls not marry before 18 and boys not before 22. In non-noble families, the most common age for marriage is 25-26 for men, about 23 for women.

How much is a Globe ticket?

Ticket prices & discounts

Adults £17.00
Children £10.00
Family £46.00
Seniors £15.50
Students £13.50

Is Shakespeare’s Globe free?

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre | Free Tours by Foot.