The Willow Globe

Powys, Wales

Directors: Susanna Best and Philip Bowen

Academic partner: Evelyn O'Malley

The Willow Globe from Above

The Willow Globe (Y Glôb Byw) is a scaled down, living version of the Globe in London, being a third of its size in diameter. The willow has been carefully woven into an organic and spiritual theatre, starkly sculptural in spring, which is almost completely absorbed by its lush, green surroundings in summer months. This secret, magical and intimate space, with a rough thrust stage, is totally unique - we believe it is one of the largest willow constructions in the country and probably the only one in use as a theatre in the world. Viola’s determination to ‘make me a willow cabin at your gate’ has a whole new resonance.

We host events from April - September, offering syllabus Shakespeare for schools through workshops, community productions and professional tours. It is a venue for an eclectic mix of music, Shakespeare, and other arts happenings. We have the option of wet weather cover in a theatre within our converted barn should it rain. Doors open an hour before the performance. Although this is a working farm so the ground can be uneven, it has been levelled where possible and we are accessible for wheelchairs.

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Director Interview: Susanna Best and Philip Bowen  

Performance Announcement 

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