Shakespeare’s Globe Chief Exec backs new segregated cycling plans for London

globe-logoShakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through both performance and education.

Neil Constable, Chief Executive, explained why ‘Crossrail for Bikes’ is important to the organisation:

‘Each performance at our theatre can be attended by up to 1600 people, and our audience comes from all parts London, and much of the rest of the world. We also provide employment to hundreds of actors and technical and backstage staff over our season.

We strongly support Transport for London’s proposals for North/South and East/West bike superhighways in central London. Both routes pass near our theatre, and will allow our staff, actors and backstage staff as well as local audiences and international audiences (who frequently use the bike hire scheme) to attend the theatre easily and safely by bike. We are also pleased by the improvements for pedestrians that the schemes offer.’
Neil Constable - Globe

Neil Constable FGSM, CCMI,

Chief Executive, Shakespeare’s Globe

Neil Constable joined Shakespeare’s Globe as Chief Executive in October 2010. Neil was Executive Director of the Almeida Theatre since March 2003, joining just before the successful re-opening after a major £5.5million capital redevelopment. Before joining the Almeida, he worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company for 16-years, including holding the senior management positions of London Manager at the Barbican Centre and General Administrator. He is also a Governor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Member of the Society of London Theatre, a Director of Propeller Theatre Company and Honorary Advisor to the Yorke Trust.