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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Guided Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    10am, 11am & 12pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT

    Please reach meeting point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Enter the recreated version of William Shakespeare's open-air theatre
  • Step back in history and see the theatre as it was in Elizabethan times
  • Learn about Theatre's past along with the elements on stage-craft on this guided experience
  • Immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare’s storytelling, from the time of its creation to modern day interpretations.


Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is the world's largest open-air theatres devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked. Housed on London's Bankside, this guided experience explores the remarkable story of the Globe and brings Shakespeare's world to life using a range of interactive displays and live demonstrations.

The experience includes a guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre where storytellers take you on a fascinating 2 hours tour of the auditorium. Journey through time to Elizabethan London and hear colourful tales of the 1599 theatre experience as well learning about the reconstruction process in the 1990s and how the wooden circle works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.

Visit the exciting and often dangerous world of Elizabethan London where, in 1599, Bankside was the entertainment centre of the capital packed with gambling dens, brothels, bear-baiting pits and theatres. Ordinary people flocked to see Shakespeare's plays and they laughed, cried, shouted abuse at the actors, ate and drank during the performances.

As a visitor, you'll discover how shows were produced in the theatres of Shakespeare's time, from writing and rehearsals to music, dance and performance to how they are interpreted in the modern era. Learn about the traditional crafts and techniques used during the process of rebuilding the Globe and find out how special effects were produced in Shakespeare's time and how present-day theatrical elements are used to bring these stories to life.


  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre guide tour


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Please note

Voucher Type: Please present a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted)

Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

As Shakespeare’s Globe is working theatre, access to certain areas may be restricted during rehearsals. 

The closest tube stations are Mansion House, Blackfriars & Cannon Street (District and Circle lines); London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines); Southwark (Jubilee Line); St Paul’s & Bank (Central line) - all within 15 minute walks of the theatre.

Customer Reviews

  • Richard A Lantry
    Globe Tour

    Really Interesting...

    Australia 08/10/2015
  • Jamie S Ratti
    Great time at the Globe!

    This was a fun and educational tour of the Globe. The guided tour was complete and informative. Booking this tour from the U.S. couldn't have been easier! Gaining entrance at the...

    United States 07/15/2013
  • Cathy L Whittaker
    Can't Miss This

    This is a great tour. The guides are entertaining and give a real history of the theatre. Check the times the tours are for the day offered before you go. I have done this tour...

    Canada 07/11/2013

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