The Globe Theatre is located in London, England, it is particularly well known for Shakespearean performances that have taken place there since it was built in 1588.
"The original structure of the Globe Theatre stood until 29 June, 1613, when its thatched roof was set ablaze by a cannon fired in a performance of Henry VIII and the Globe burned to the ground."
I have been to the Globe Theatre in London, it was a fascinating experience. The structure is an open air amphitheatre with three levels of seats and a large area where the original groundlings would stand and watch the performance. To get a good look at the globe, click on the second link it is the website.
The modern Globe Theatre was actually a passionate project of an American Actor, Sam Wanamaker who felt there should be a more lasting memorial to William Shakespeare and began a fundraising campaign to rebuild the Globe. Construction began in 1993 and was finished in 1997.
It is a working theatre, today and a wonderful museum-like facility where tours are available. I enjoyed the tour very much, my daughter participated in a workshop where she performed Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, it was great!!!!!
"Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.'