The iconic Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse in which Shakespeare worked, and for which he wrote many of his most famous plays! Their expert guide-storytellers provide a fascinating 50 minute tour of the Globe Theatre auditorium, vividly recreating colourful stories of the 1599 Playhouse, the London Shakespeare would have known and the Globe reconstruction process in the 1990s.
Their guides will also bring the theatre to life for visitors, exploring how the ‘wooden ‘O’’ works today as an imaginative and experimental space for performance.
Entrance Fees (1-14 Pax)
Be transported back to Shakespeare’s London, discover the magic of stagecraft, and explore the iconic Globe Theatre itself as part of Shakespeare’s Globe Story & Tour.
In their brand-new, walk-through exhibition space, you’ll be immersed in the sights, sounds, and secrets of Shakespeare’s London, travelling through over 400 years of fascinating history. You’ll be able to relive some of our most iconic shows with seasonally curated displays, and even have the chance to get ready for the stage yourself with interactive costumes and props.
Venture into the Globe Theatre itself where their expert Guides bring to life the thrilling story of our iconic wooden ‘O’. Hear how the original 1599 theatre survived the plague, fire and political oppression and rose again in the 1990s as part of one man’s radical vision. Wonder at its craftsmanship and imagine how thousands of Londoners once packed in to see the greatest actors of the day.
All tours are in English and suitable for all ages. Tours given in English. Written information sheets available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese or Simplified Chinese.
Tours are an open-air theatre and tours go ahead in all conditions so dress for the weather.
Visit time is approximately 2 hours
(including a 50 minute guided tour and self-guided time in their exhibition space)
April – October: Monday 10.00am – 4.00pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 12.00pm; Sunday 10.00am – 11.00am
November – March: Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm; Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Please note that these hours are a guidance and can vary, subject to programing in the Globe Theatre.
PLEASE NOTE: For groups of 7-14 pax, it’s recommended the Private Tour option (extra charges will apply).