Shakespeare's Globe Archive

 The Library and Archive at Shakespeare’s Globe specialise in Shakespeare in performance.

The archive documents the performance and institutional history of Shakespeare’s Globe. It consists of three main collections: the Performance Archive, the Institutional Archive and Collected Archives. The Performance Archive consists of documents that reveal the process of creating each production at the Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. It includes collections of prompt books, sheet music, show reports and photographs. The Institutional Archive consists of records, correspondence and minutes of the Shakespeare Globe Trust plus personal papers of key individuals. The Collected Archives are sets of material from individuals and organisations related to the Globe’s history such as the architectural material from Pentagram.

Visit Shakespeare’s Globe website to find out more about the history of the reconstruction and the Archive.

Read about the Selection Criteria for the records published here in Shakespeare’s Globe Archive: Theatres, Players and Performance.