How much did it cost to be a Groundling?

How much did it cost to be a Groundling?

Even poor people could afford to go to the theatre – a standing ticket in front of the stage cost just one penny. People who stood were called ‘groundlings’.

Who funded Shakespeare’s writing and plays?

Shakespeare was one of eight (later twelve) members of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, which meant that their income was not solely based on theatre but also on their patron’s contributions. Such a patron would also protect his artists against the imponderabilities of the English law and provide royal patronage.

How much did it cost to stand in the pit as a Groundling?

If they paid one penny (equivalent to £1 in 2019), they could stand in “the pit”, also called “the yard”, just below the stage, to watch the play. Standing in the pit was uncomfortable, and people were usually packed in tightly. The groundlings were commoners who were also referred to as stinkards or penny-stinkers.

Why was the yard at the Globe always crowded?

Because it’s standing-room and there are no assigned seats, you have the chance to view the stage from whichever angle you please. Our usher friend even suggested moving around during the performance. We watched Macbeth from center stage and then later from stage left.

How much did it cost to build the Globe Theatre?

At the time, the Globe Theatre would have cost over 1000£ to build. However keeping in mind that 1000£ was worth much more at the time, than it is today.

How many standing room tickets are available at the Globe Theatre?

Thereof, how many standing tickets are available at the Globe Theatre? Thankfully, there are 700 standing room tickets available for each show and they only cost £5 per person, so this doesn’t have to be an expensive activity. What did the audience do if they didn’t like the performance at the Globe Theatre?

How much does it cost to sit in pit at Globe Theatre?

One penny to watch a play while standing in the pit. About 2 or 3 more pennies to watch while sitting in one of the three galleries. stand in the pit -1 penny sit in a seat – 3 pence

How much did it cost to go to the theatre?

If you wanted to be inside the indoor part of the theatre, admission would have been six pennies, which sounds very little now but was clearly a much bigger proportion of expenditure than the cheapest standing places.