Step inside this faithful recreation of William Shakespeare’s iconic Globe Theatre. Imagine it as it would have been at the centre of London’s notorious Bankside entertainment district. Throughout the year, their expert guides bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life in a 50-minute guided tour, with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, the reconstruction process in the 1990s and how the building works today as an imaginative and experimental theatre space. Take a seat ‘within this wooden ‘O’’ – listen, absorb and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold.
Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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!
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.
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.
NEW from April 2023 - Globe Theatre Experience
The Globe Theatre Experience combines an interactive look at theatre craft, the unique story of Shakespeare's Globe, and a guided tour of the Globe Theatre.
Discover how the magic of stories is brought to life in a newly interpreted space beneath Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre! With help from the experts, immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare’s storytelling, from the creation of his works to how they are interpreted today.
Explore how different elements of stagecraft are combined to bring these stories to life in this beautiful and unique wooden ‘O’ and candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Evan Evans e-tickets are only valid for the date and time shown
Evan Evans e-ticket may be shown on your mobile device (a printed copy of your ticket is not required)
Please arrive at the entrance of the Groundling Gates on Bankside 10 minutes prior to your booked tour time (these are the large black decorative iron gates in front of the theatre, visible from Bankside Pier)
Please note, subject to the activity taking place on stage due to the nature of a working theatre, certain restrictions may apply on your Tour, including photography
Tour language sheets available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese
Guided Tours take place outdoors in all weathers, so we recommend appropriate clothing and footwear. The tour includes steps and is conducted on foot
The Tour may visit multiple floors within the theatre. These levels are accessed by four or eight flights of stairs using an external stairway tower.
Travel back in time to explore the life and times of the world's greatest ever dramatist
Learn how Shakespeare's works were brought to life using special effects and elaborate costumes
Enjoy a tour of the reconstructed theatre with an Expert Guide