Shakespeare’s Globe Story & Guided Tour

Step inside this faithful recreation of William Shakespeare’s iconic open-air Globe Theatre
A guided tour inside the reconstructed theatre with traditional Elizabethan interior
Expert guides will immerse you in Elizabethan drama
Learn about the tumultuous history of the theatre

Guided Tour of Shakespeare's Globe
Afternoon Tea at Swan at the Globe (if purchased)
Food or drinks (unless stated otherwise)
Important Information
Opening Hours:

Guided Tours departs every hour.

Guided Tours will be closed 23rd to 26th of December.

Please note:

For groups of 15 people or more please contact our Groups Department ( directly for a reduced rate.
The Globe is a working theatre so occasionally tours will not be able to take place due to rehearsals/performances/events that won’t be listed on this website.
There is no access to the theatre during matinee performances.
Guided Tours take place in all weathers.
There is no dress code for the tour or the afternoon tea, but we recommend visitors wear appropriate clothing and footwear as tours take place outdoors.
You can amend your tickets up to 48 hours before entry, however no refunds will be given for cancellations.

Venue Information:

Address: Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT

Nearest Train Station:
Blackfriars or London Bridge (10 minute walk)
Nearest Underground: Blackfriars, Mansion House, London Bridge (10 minute walk)
Southwark & St Paul’s (15 minute walk)
Bus Routes:
11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76


Built in 1599, a turbulent past saw the Globe destroyed by fire in 1613, rebuilt on the same site a year later, and then demolished by Puritans in 1642 who feared the theatre was an un-godly place that lured people away from the church.

The Globe 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 we bring the magic of stories to life in a newly interpreted space beneath Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre! With help from our experts, you’ll immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare’s storytelling, from the creation of his works to the way they are interpreted today. Explore how we combine different elements of stagecraft to bring these stories to life in our beautiful and unique wooden ‘O’ and candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

The experience will last approximately 2 hours.

Once you’ve finished your tour, you’re in the perfect place to find a bite to eat, visit the Tate Modern, or stroll along the river to The London Eye.

Shakespeare’s Globe Story & Guided Tour
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