For four centuries, Shakespeare has been entertaining the masses with his timeless stories, unrivalled wit and unforgettable prose...
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 our expert guides bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life in a 40 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.
Enjoy exciting live demonstrations in The Guided Tour Welcome and Demonstration Space at various times throughout the day, which include Elizabethan clothing dressings, stage fighting and printing the plays using a replica 17th century printing press.
Opening HoursNovember to February
Monday to Sunday: 9.00am to 4.30pm
March to October
Monday: 9.00am to 4.30pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am to 11.00am
*We recommend during March to October that you arrive for the earliest tour, as tours can get very busy.
Informative Cat, 07/08/2017 (Mature Adults)Definitely would go again. The tour even though it only lasted 30 mins was just the right length of time and very worthwhile. As I discovered on my visit, some times they are rehearsing a play. This was amazing as I wasn't able to get tickets to a play in the time I was in London. The guide was very funny and knew how to keep his audience entertained, even with all of the different languages in the group. Thank you for an amazing morning before I went home.
The Globe Sozwin, 21/07/2014 (Family with teenagers)My 15 year old and his Grandma really enjoyed the tour and museum. While they were waiting for the tour to start they were able to look at some of the costumes, which passed the time. It was a bonus that they were able to see a rehearsal taking place. Would recommend for all age groups.
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