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 "Totus mundus agit histrionem."
– Inscription above main entrance to the Globe Theatre
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Game Info[]


One of the first Tourism Tourism-oriented wonders, the Globe Theatre offers 2 slots for Great Works of Writing with a nice and usually easily achievable theming bonus. Just have 1 Great Writer ready, and when you get the free Writer from completing the wonder you can instantly activate the bonus.

Alternatively, you can grab the Leaning Tower of Pisa (unlocked with the same technology) and choose a free Great Engineer to finish this wonder nearly immediately, grabbing two wonders for the price of one.

Civilopedia entry[]

Built in 1599 AD on Maiden Lane in London by the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the theatrical company of which William Shakespeare was a shareholder, the Globe Theatre incorporated a number of design innovations. In 1613 the Globe burned to the ground after the thatched roof was set alight by cannonfire during a production of Henry VIII; it was rebuilt on the same site in 1614 and continued in operation until closed by the Puritans in 1642. Although its exact dimensions are unrecorded, it is known that the Globe Theatre was a three-story, circular, open-air amphitheater roughly 100 feet in diameter and able to seat about 300 spectators. The stage was 43 feet wide, 27 feet deep and raised five feet off the ground, allowing for trap doors.


  • The first Globe Theatre was destroyed by fire on 29 June 1613. A second Globe Theatre was built on the same site by June 1614 and closed in 1642.
  • A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named "Shakespeare's Globe," opened in 1997 approximately 750 feet (230 m) from the site of the original theatre.
  • The Latin inscription translates to "All the world's a stage."


See also[]

Civilization V Wonders [edit]
World Wonders Alhambra GodsKings5 clearAngkor WatBig BenBorobudur BNW-onlyBrandenburg GateBroadway BNW-onlyCN Tower GodsKings5 clearChichen ItzaColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerForbidden PalaceGlobe Theatre BNW-onlyGreat Firewall GodsKings5 clearGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat Mosque of Djenne GodsKings5 clearGreat WallHagia SophiaHanging GardensHimeji CastleHubble Space Telescope GodsKings5 clearInternational Space Station BNW-onlyKremlinLarge Hadron Collider2Leaning Tower of Pisa GodsKings5 clearLouvreMachu PicchuMausoleum of Halicarnassus1Motherland Calls2 BNW-onlyNeuschwanstein GodsKings5 clearNotre DameOraclePanama Canal2Parthenon BNW-onlyPentagonPetra GodsKings5 clearPorcelain TowerProra BNW-onlyPyramidsRed Fort BNW-onlySistine ChapelStatue of LibertyStatue of Zeus1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj MahalTemple of Artemis1Terracotta Army GodsKings5 clearThree Gorges Dam2Uffizi BNW-onlyUnited Nations
National Wonders Circus MaximusEast India Company BNW-onlyGrand Temple GodsKings5 clearHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence Agency GodsKings5 clearNational TreasuryNational Visitor Center BNW-onlyOxford UniversityPalace
Natural Wonders Cerro de PotosiEl DoradoFountain of YouthKing Solomon's Mines BNW-onlyKrakatoaLake Titicaca2Lake Victoria BNW-onlyMt. Everest2Mt. FujiMt. Kailash GodsKings5 clearMt. Kilimanjaro BNW-onlyMt. Sinai GodsKings5 clearOld FaithfulRock of GibraltarSri Pada GodsKings5 clearThe Barringer CraterThe Grand MesaThe Great Barrier ReefUluru GodsKings5 clear
1 Requires a DLC2 Сut from the game

GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.