Hosting Spectacular Events at Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe

Whether you are looking to wow your clients with a spectacular gala dinner, or celebrate the achievements of your company with a show-stopping awards ceremony, the Underglobe is the perfect unique venue for your next event.

Situated beneath the iconic Globe Theatre on London’s bustling and cultural Bankside, the Underglobe can host up to 350 guests seated dinners or 450 for standing affairs. Centrally located in Southwark, a short walk from London Cannon Street, London Bridge and London Blackfriars and a few steps from Bankside Pier, the venue boasts a private riverside entrance with sweeping staircase and life-sized model oak tree. Guests will also have access to the mezzanine which is home to The Globe’s fascinating Shakespeare exhibition for their arrival drinks reception.

Our event packages all include restaurant quality catering from our team of in-house chefs, and our menus showcase the best seasonal ingredients as creative canapes and bowls and delicious three course meals. We also have options for delightful stations which are brilliant additions to standing receptions, showcasing everything from pick and mix sweets, desserts and ice creams to Borough Market cheeses, charcuterie and breads. We also include excellent value free-flowing premium drinks packages featuring fine and English wines.

Your event with us also includes an experienced event manager and proffesional waiting staff, a dedicated event planner, a private manned cloakroom and security and our in house AV package which includes venue lighting and audio, a fixed stage and technician. We also have specific award ceremony and lighting AV bolt on packages should you require them.

As standard our creative events team dress the space with black linens and silver candelabras for your event. We can also organise beautiful centrepieces and artisan floristry, should you wish to get creative. We also have some fantastic themed packages available too, including our popular ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘A Winter’s Tale’ and ‘ Romeo & Juliet’s Masquerade’ fully styled packages.

In addition to exquisite styling, our little back book is bursting with hand-picked entertainers, from aerial hoop and silk artists and magicians to bands, singers and stilt-walkers.

We are happy to offer a generous discounted rate for charities who come to us directly. We have a strong track record for hosting hugely successful fundraising events for our clients, that go above and beyond their fundraising targets. Past clients include Together for Shorter Lives, Demelza House, The British Heart Foundation and Lupus UK.

To find out more, make an enquiry, or to book a site visit with our friendly and knowledgable events team get in touch at 

Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe has been a partner of the iconic Globe Theatre for over a decade, overseeing the bar, restaurant and events spaces as well as the theatre’s cafes and tap houses. Across the site we offer a wide range of dining options including breakfast, brunch and casual lunch dishes, through to creative canapes, bowl foods, afternoon tea and a la carte dining. Likewise our cellar has an extensive choice of wines and beers, and we offer a beautiful range of seasonal cocktails. Centrally located on London’s Bankside, the Swan bar and restaurant is right on the River Thames, and a short walk from London Blackfriars, London Cannon Street and London Bridge, as well as Borough Market and the Tate Modern.