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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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London Events 2017

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2017 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2017 London events.

 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre events

 
A Friend's StoryA Friend's StoryVijay Tendulkar's powerful drama set around a college campus in 1940s Poona, which focuses on three students, who are embroiled in a complex and turbulent love triangle. Akash Khurana directs Gowri Ramnarayan's translation to mark 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.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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Now On
A Friend's Story
BoudicaBoudicaBoudicaGina McKee, well-known for her appearances in award-winning films such as Notting Hill, Atonement and In The Loop, plays the title role in the world premiere of Tristan Bernays' brand new play, Boudica this September at Shakespeare's Globe. Directed by Eleanor Rhode, the ancient history play tells the story of one of Britain's most infamous women, 2017-09-20T19:30:00+01002017-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Now On

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £20-£45, under 18s £17-£42, standing £5
DATES  8th September to 1st October 2017
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Gina McKee, well-known for her appearances in award-winning films such as Notting Hill, Atonement and In The Loop, plays the title role in the world premiere of Tristan Bernays' brand new play, Boudica this September at Shakespeare's Globe. Directed by Eleanor Rhode, the ancient history play tells the story of one of Britain's most infamous women, ... 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 2017-09-20T14:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
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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's 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 bold2017-09-21T19:30:00+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's 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... More about this event
 
Romantics AnonymousRomantics AnonymousEmma Rice directs a swoonsome musical based on the French-Belgian film Les Emotifs Anonymes, about a passionate chocolatier and a chocolate factory owner, who realise that life's confection is sweeter in each other's company. Starring Marc Antolin, Carly Bawden and Joanna Riding, with music by Michael Kooman, lyrics by Christopher Dimond and a book2017-10-20T19:30:00+01002018-01-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Romantics Anonymous
Bjarte Eike & BarokksolisteneBjarte Eike & BarokksolisteneThe violinist and the ensemble from Norway perform a selection of folk and early music tunes.2017-10-29T14:00:00+00002017-10-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 
Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene
Julie FowlisJulie FowlisThe singer and musician, who was born in the Outer Hebrides, performs contemporary and classic folk, often in Gaelic.2017-11-05T18:30:00+00002017-11-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Julie Fowlis
The Secret TheatreThe Secret TheatreMatthew Dunster directs Anders Lustgarten's historical thriller with strong contemporary echoes, which ventures to the blackened heart of Elizabeth I's court where spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham presides over a vast surveillance network. He promises to thwart the enemy's attempts at espionage and blackmail, by any means necessary.2017-11-16T19:30:00+00002017-12-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 
The Secret Theatre
Meow Meow: Apocalypse MeowMeow Meow: Apocalypse MeowThe post-modern cabaret sensation diva spreads tidings of comfort and joy with a most untraditional Christmas show peppered with tender and poignant reflections on loneliness, lost dreams and the apocalypse. Conceived, created and performed by Meow Meow.2017-12-20T19:30:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 
Meow Meow: Apocalypse Meow
All's Well That Ends WellAll's Well That Ends WellCaroline Byrne directs Annie Siddons' reimagining of Shakespeare's drama of youthful rebellion and boundless determination about a spirited orphan, who risks her life to win the heart of the son of her adopted family.2018-01-11T19:30:00+00002018-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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