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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
March October
Monday 9.30am 5.00pm,
Tuesday Saturday 9.30 12.00pm,
Sunday 9.30am 11.00am

November February
Monday Sunday 9.30am 5.00pm

Click here to view latest opening and closing times for 2016

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
Please Note:
  • 5th & 6th August Exhibition opens from 9.00pm to 5.00pm and Globe Theatre tour will be 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 2016

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2016. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre events

 
The Saint-Omer Shakespeare First Folio Goes ViralThe Saint-Omer Shakespeare First Folio Goes ViralTalk by Professor Eric Rasmussen.2016-08-30T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Now On
The Saint-Omer Shakespeare First Folio Goes Viral
946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Shakespeare's Globe brings Emma Rice's triumphant Kneehigh family show, 946 , to London for the first time in 2016 as part of Rice's inaugural season as Artistic Director. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 is based in Slapton Sands, Devon in 1944 and explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day l2016-08-30T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Now On

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  From £5
DATES  11th August to 11th September 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Shakespeare's Globe brings Emma Rice's triumphant Kneehigh family show, 946 , to London for the first time in 2016 as part of Rice's inaugural season as Artistic Director. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 is based in Slapton Sands, Devon in 1944 and explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day l... More about this event
 
MacbethMacbeth Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving the story of Shakespeare's most brutal creation. The Scottish play sees Macbeth and Lady Macbeth embark upon a murderous journey of power, treachery, paranoia and suicide after he is informed by three sisters that he is fated to be King of Scotland. An acclaimed ope2016-08-30T00:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  From £5
DATES  18th June to 1st October 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving the story of Shakespeare's most brutal creation. The Scottish play sees Macbeth and Lady Macbeth embark upon a murderous journey of power, treachery, paranoia and suicide after he is informed by three sisters that he is fated to be King of Scotland. An acclaimed ope... More about this event
A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream Emma Rice's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe commences with a new production of the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream . The 2016 Wonder season is the first after Dominic Dromgoole's departure and will see Rice attempt to get a gender-balanced stage at the Globe. She stated "If anybody bended gender it was Shakespeare, so2016-08-30T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  From £5
DATES  30th April to 11th September 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Emma Rice's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe commences with a new production of the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream . The 2016 Wonder season is the first after Dominic Dromgoole's departure and will see Rice attempt to get a gender-balanced stage at the Globe. She stated "If anybody bended gender it was Shakespeare, so... More about this event
 
The Inn At LyddaThe Inn At LyddaMortally ill Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar sets sail for Jerusalem to be healed by an apparently miraculous man called Jesus but when he arrives at the city of Lydda, Caesar learns that Jesus has been crucified three days earlier in John Wolfson's tantalising drama. This Shakespeare's Globe production is directed by Andy Jordan and stars Stephen Bo2016-09-02T20:00:00+01002016-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £15-£48, standing £10, Premium Seats £62
DATES  2nd to 17th September 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Mortally ill Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar sets sail for Jerusalem to be healed by an apparently miraculous man called Jesus but when he arrives at the city of Lydda, Caesar learns that Jesus has been crucified three days earlier in John Wolfson's tantalising drama. This Shakespeare's Globe production is directed by Andy Jordan and stars Stephen Bo... More about this event
ImogenImogen As part of Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe a new version of Cymbeline will be showcased, renamed Imogen . Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in the plays. With Imogen speaking three times more than Cymbeline, Rice stated "It really is her story". The2016-09-17T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  From £5
DATES  17th September to 16th October 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
As part of Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe a new version of Cymbeline will be showcased, renamed Imogen . Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in the plays. With Imogen speaking three times more than Cymbeline, Rice stated "It really is her story". The... More about this event
The Two Gentlemen Of VeronaThe Two Gentlemen Of VeronaDirector Nick Bagnall propels Shakespeare's anarchic comedy of infidelity and friendship into the 21st century. Presented by Shakespeare's Globe and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse.2016-09-20T20:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
The Two Gentlemen Of Verona
Introductory Lecture: ImogenIntroductory Lecture: ImogenInspiring talks about the play.2016-09-20T18:00:00+01002016-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Introductory Lecture: Imogen
Theatre Company Q&AsTheatre Company Q&AsMembers of the theatre company discuss their experience of the play.2016-09-28T00:00:00+01002016-10-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Theatre Company Q&As
The Merchant Of VeniceThe Merchant Of VeniceWhen a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over in Jonathan Munby's staging of Shakespeare's uncompromising thriller, starring Jonathan Pryce as the money lender as Rachel Pickup as plucky Portia, who avoids the spilling of innocent blood using cunning and guile.2016-10-04T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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