Globe Story and Guided Tours

Globe Story and Guided Tours

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Available to 31 October 2024

Book now from £27.00

What else is on at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre?

Become immersed in Shakespeare's London

In the 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.

Whether you're a theatre enthusiast, a Shakespeare fan or just someone who's looking for a fascinating historical day out in London, this tour is for you!

What's included in my Globe story guided tour?

  • A 50-minute fully guided tour by some of the best experts out there!
  • Relive past shows and performances in an exhibition
  • Try on amazing original stage costumes in the costume exhibit
  • Get the chance to see some of the productions team at work on current shows!

The History of the Globe

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” So said Shakespeare in ''As You Like It''.

Venture into the Globe Theatre itself where your 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.

After your Globe Tour

So much to do - why not grab a bite at the Swan Restaurant, or even some afternoon Tea! Get yourself a beautiful stationary gift set at the Gift shop, or take a walk around the area along the River Thames!

Skinmarket Place,
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How to Find Us

On foot

There are excellent footpaths along the river from Waterloo and from Southwark Bridge. The Millennium Footbridge is 50 metres from the theatre.

Train

Local stations are: Blackfriars (10 minute walk, South Bank exit, lifts to street level from platform); London Bridge (15 minute walk); Cannon Street (20 minute walk) and Waterloo (25 minute walk).

Bike

There are uncovered public bike racks on Bankside and New Globe Walk, both 10 metres from the theatre. There is also a Transport for London Santander Cycle Hire docking point on New Globe Walk.

Bus

Local routes include: 45, 63, 100 (to Blackfriars Bridge); 11, 15, 17, 26 (to Mansion House); 76 (to St Paul’s Cathedral); 344 (from Liverpool Street Station, towards Clapham, on Southwark Bridge Road) and 381, 344 (towards Liverpool Street Station, on Southwark Street).

  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Café
  • Bar
  • Cloakroom
  • Toilets

Yes! Shakespeare's Globe have disabled access & toilets, guide dogs are allowed, and cater to many other disabilities.

All tours are in English and suitable for all ages!

The Globe is an open-air theatre and tours go ahead in all conditions so dress for the weather.

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