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Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Tour Founded by actor and director Sam Wanamaker, the Globe as it's seen today is a reconstruction of the original Elizabethan playhouse built in 1599, which was destroyed by a fire in 1613. Built approximately 230 metres from the original site, the theatre opened to the public in 1997 with a performance of Henry V. It has since continued to stage productions dedicated to Shakespeare's work and the playhouse in which he wrote. Through the use of special effects, sword fighting and costume dressing, Shakespeare's Globe holds tours that revive the theatre into the notorious entertainment district it once was, surrounded by rowdy taverns and bawdy houses. The guides touch upon stories of the 1599 Globe, the reconstruction in the 1990s and how the O-shaped theatre works today as a unique and experimental performance venue.

 

Highlights

 

  • A fascinating guided tour inside the theatre, which reveals the story of its reconstruction and gives an exciting insight into the working life of the Globe today.
  • The Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote.
  • All-day access to the Exhibition, for which a complimentary audio guide is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian ,Japanese, Russian and Chinese.

Schedule

 

Exhibition

Daily: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Globe Theatre Tours

Click here to view latest opening and closing times for 2017

Tour departs every 30 minutes.

Please arrive before 4.00pm in order to have time to explore the Exhibition fully before taking the tour (or vice versa)

Exceptions:
  • 24 & 25 December: Closed

Additional Information

 

Please note:

  • The Globe is a working theatre. The exhibition and or tour may close occasionally for rehearsals, performances, and events which may not be listed on this website.
  • Please view the latest opening and closing times in the Schedule tab.
  • Students will be required to show a valid Student ID on arrival, this will have to be in the form of a student card, school library card etc otherwise you may be asked to pay the difference between student rate and the standard adult rate.
  • There is no access to the theatre during matinee performances.
  • Tours begin every 30 minutes during opening hours.
  • During the Theatre Season there are no guided tours at all in the afternoon, so customers can only visit the Exhibition.
  • Rehearsals will also take place throughout the year. Please note that access to the Globe Theatre may be restricted.
  • Times and availability of the exhibition is occasionally subject to change without prior notice.

Venue Information:
Shakespeare's 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 Pauls (15 minute walk)
Bus Routes: 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76

Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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OthelloOthelloDirector Ellen McDougall's staging of the emotionally wrought tragedy, about a lifelong friendship poisoned by envy and mistrust, considers how Shakespeare's 400-year-old play is uncomfortably relevant to the world we live in today.2017-02-24T19:30:00+00002017-04-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The Taming Of The ShrewThe Taming Of The ShrewA full-scale, fast-paced 90 minute performance of the story of sibling rivalry, perceptions and expectations of women and the power of fathers and husbands.2017-03-04T18:00:00+00002017-03-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The White DevilThe White DevilDirector Annie Ryan reimagines John Webster's classic Jacobean tale of betrayal and revenge about the scheming Duke of Brachiano, who triggers a cycle of violence and deceit by murdering his wife in order to possess another woman.2017-03-04T14:30:00+00002017-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Romeo And JulietRomeo And JulietDaniel Kramer, Artistic Director of English National Opera, puts an energetic and modern twist on Shakespeare's classic tragedy of feuding clans and star-crossed lovers.2017-04-22T19:30:00+01002017-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Romeo And Juliet
Nell GwynnNell GwynnJessica Swale's warm-hearted, bawdy comedy, which won the 2016 Olivier Award, tells the story of an unlikely heroine, who went from lowly orange seller to winning the adoration of the public and the heart of a king. Laura Pitt-Pulford stars in the title role of English Touring Theatre's production, directed by Christopher Luscombe.2017-05-02T19:30:00+01002017-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Twelfth NightTwelfth NightBelieving her twin brother Sebastian to be dead in a shipwreck, plucky Viola disguises herself as a boy and is ushered into the service of Duke Orsino to woo his stubborn sweetheart, the Countess Olivia, in Shakespeare's comedy of cross-dressing and crossed wires. Directed by Emma Rice.2017-05-18T19:30:00+01002017-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Twelfth Night
Tristan & YseultTristan & YseultCornish King Mark falls head over heels in love with his sworn enemy's sister in Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy's drama of forbidden desires, adapted and directed by Emma Rice for Kneehigh Theatre using comedy, live music and tender truths.2017-06-13T19:30:00+01002017-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingMatthew Dunster, Associate Director at Shakespeare's Globe, resets Shakespeare's pithy battle of the sexes to 1910 Mexico where stubborn bachelor Benedick is compelled to prove his love for Beatrice by vowing to kill his best friend.2017-07-14T19:30:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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King LearKing LearDirector Nancy Meckler makes her Globe debut with Shakespeare's emotionally wrought drama about the eponymous monarch, who boldly decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters but fails to anticipate the terrible consequences of his actions.2017-08-10T19:30:00+01002017-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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BoudicaBoudicaWarrior queen Boudica vows revenge, flanked by her mighty army, after her husband dies and she is denied her rightful claim to the throne in AD 61, Britannia in Tristan Bernays' blood-soaked drama, directed by Eleanor Rhode.2017-09-08T19:30:00+01002017-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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