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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

 

  • Guided Tour Inside the Reconstructed Globe Theatre
  • Discover the Working Life of the Globe Today
  • Explore the Life of Shakespeare at the Exhibition
  • Complimentary Audio Guide Available for the Exhibition 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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Shakespeare's Telling TalesShakespeare's Telling TalesThis week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops as well as tales told by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Authors attending include Harriet Manners, known for the Geek Gir2017-07-28T00:00:00+01002017-07-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Now On

event > Kids Events > Storytelling
DATES  28th, 29th and 30th July 2017
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops as well as tales told by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Authors attending include Harriet Manners, known for the Geek Gir... More about this event
Twelfth NightTwelfth NightTwelfth NightWith her short-lived time as artistic director coming to an end, Emma Rice directs one of her final productions at Shakespeare's Globe this May, taking on the bard's timeless and soulful comedy, Twelfth Night. The mistaken identity comedy sees Viola, who believes her twin brother has died in a shipwreck, disguise herself as a boy and enter the serv2017-07-28T19:30:00+01002017-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  £20-£45, under 18s £17-£42, standing £5
DATES  18th May to 5th August 2017
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
With her short-lived time as artistic director coming to an end, Emma Rice directs one of her final productions at Shakespeare's Globe this May, taking on the bard's timeless and soulful comedy, Twelfth Night. The mistaken identity comedy sees Viola, who believes her twin brother has died in a shipwreck, disguise herself as a boy and enter the serv... More about this event
 
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingMatthew Dunster, Associate Director at Shakespeare's Globe, revives Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in 2017. The fresh interpretation sees the love stories of Hero and Claudio, and Beatrice and Benedick transported to 1910 Mexico, at the outbreak of the Civil War. Here, stubborn bachelor Benedick is compelled to prove his love for Beatrice by 2017-07-28T14:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  £20-£45, under 18s £17-£42, standing £5
DATES  14th July to 15th October 2017
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Matthew Dunster, Associate Director at Shakespeare's Globe, revives Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in 2017. The fresh interpretation sees the love stories of Hero and Claudio, and Beatrice and Benedick transported to 1910 Mexico, at the outbreak of the Civil War. Here, stubborn bachelor Benedick is compelled to prove his love for Beatrice by ... More about this event
 
King LearKing LearKing LearKevin McNally, best known for his role as Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, takes the title role in Nancy Meckler production of King Lear. Artistic director of Shared Experience for 22 years, director Nancy Meckler makes her Globe debut in 2017 with Shakespeare's tragedy. The emotionally wrought drama sees King Lear take the bold d2017-08-10T19:30:00+01002017-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  £20-£45, under 18s £17-£42, standing £5
DATES  10th August to 14th October 2017
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Kevin McNally, best known for his role as Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, takes the title role in Nancy Meckler production of King Lear. Artistic director of Shared Experience for 22 years, director Nancy Meckler makes her Globe debut in 2017 with Shakespeare's tragedy. The emotionally wrought drama sees King Lear take the bold d... More about this event
 
India & Me: An Evening With Nitin SawhneyIndia & Me: An Evening With Nitin SawhneyThe multi-award-winning Indian musician, composer, writer and artist presents an intimate evening of music and memories inspired by the 70th anniversary of Indian independence.2017-08-13T20:00:00+01002017-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
India & Me: An Evening With Nitin Sawhney
Nitin SawhneyNitin SawhneyThe British-Indian composer, producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist reassembles his band of first class musicians to play tracks from his extensive repertoire2017-08-21T20:00:00+01002017-08-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Nitin Sawhney
Lions And TigersLions And TigersPooja Ghai directs Tanika Gupta's biographical drama, based on the true story of her great uncle and freedom fighter, Dinesh Gupta, charting his emotional and political awakening.2017-08-23T20:00:00+01002017-09-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Lions And Tigers
BoudicaBoudicaBoudicaThis September, Shakespeare's Globe hosts the world premiere of Tristan Bernays' brand new play, Boudica. Directed by Eleanor Rhode, the ancient history play tells the story of one of Britain's most infamous women, who was a queen, a warrior and a rebel. The epic tale of power, politics and love is set in AD 61, Britannia and follows Boudica, the w2017-09-08T19:30:00+01002017-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £20-£45, under 18s £17-£42, standing £5
DATES  8th September to 1st October 2017
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
This September, Shakespeare's Globe hosts the world premiere of Tristan Bernays' brand new play, Boudica. Directed by Eleanor Rhode, the ancient history play tells the story of one of Britain's most infamous women, who was a queen, a warrior and a rebel. The epic tale of power, politics and love is set in AD 61, Britannia and follows Boudica, the w... More about this event
 
Tagore's JourneyTagore's JourneyThe Tagoreans explore the creative work of Tagore and its impact on the national identity of India through songs, poems and excerpts from plays and dance drama's.2017-09-10T19:00:00+01002017-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 
Tagore's Journey
A Friend's StoryA Friend's StoryA powerful play written by Indian playwright Vijay Tendulkar, set in the college campus world of India and featuring three students in a complex love triangle.2017-09-20T20:00:00+01002017-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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A Friend's Story
 

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