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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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What to do in London throughout 2017

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2017. 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 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.2017-03-27T19:30:00+01002017-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Ongoing
The White Devil
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.2017-03-28T19:30:00+01002017-04-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Othello
Romeo And JulietRomeo And JulietCommencing Emma Rice's Summer of Love season, which will be her final season as Artistic Director, Shakespeare's Globe stages a modern twist on Shakespeare's timeless romantic tale this summer with Daniel Kramer's Romeo and Juliet. Artistic Director of English National Opera, Kramer presents a wild and energetic take on the play, bringing to life t2017-04-22T19:30:00+01002017-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  Standing £5 | Gallery (seated) £20-£45 | Under 18s £3
DATES  22nd April to 9th July 2017
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Commencing Emma Rice's Summer of Love season, which will be her final season as Artistic Director, Shakespeare's Globe stages a modern twist on Shakespeare's timeless romantic tale this summer with Daniel Kramer's Romeo and Juliet. Artistic Director of English National Opera, Kramer presents a wild and energetic take on the play, bringing to life t... More about this event
Nell GwynnNell GwynnHaving been originally produced at the Globe in 2015 and staged at the Apollo in 2016, Jessica Swale's historical Olivier Award-winning play, Nell Gwynn, transfers back to Shakespeare's Globe this year as part of Emma Rice's Summer of Love season. Laura Pitt-Pulford takes the heroic title role for this production, which is part of a national tour p2017-05-02T19:30:00+01002017-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 

event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  £20-£45, under 18s £17-£42, standing £5
DATES  2nd to 13th May 2017
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Having been originally produced at the Globe in 2015 and staged at the Apollo in 2016, Jessica Swale's historical Olivier Award-winning play, Nell Gwynn, transfers back to Shakespeare's Globe this year as part of Emma Rice's Summer of Love season. Laura Pitt-Pulford takes the heroic title role for this production, which is part of a national tour p... 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 serv2017-05-18T19:30:00+01002017-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 

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
 
Tristan & YseultTristan & YseultTristan & YseultKneehigh Theatre's production, Tristan & Yseult, which catapulted the company to international success more than a decade ago, is revived at Shakespeare's Globe this summer as part of a major Celtic tour for the company. A tale of forbidden desires, the original play examines the love and betrayal between Tristan, King of Cornwall, and his wife Yse2017-06-13T19:30:00+01002017-06-24T00:00:00+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  13th to 24th June 2017
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Kneehigh Theatre's production, Tristan & Yseult, which catapulted the company to international success more than a decade ago, is revived at Shakespeare's Globe this summer as part of a major Celtic tour for the company. A tale of forbidden desires, the original play examines the love and betrayal between Tristan, King of Cornwall, and his wife Yse... 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 2017-07-14T19:30:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 

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 LearBest known as artistic director of Shared Experience for 22 years, director Nancy Meckler makes her Globe debut in 2017 with Shakespeare's King Lear. The emotionally wrought drama sees King Lear take the bold decision to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. However, he doesn't anticipate the terrible consequences of his actions and how his2017-08-10T19:30:00+01002017-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 

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 
Best known as artistic director of Shared Experience for 22 years, director Nancy Meckler makes her Globe debut in 2017 with Shakespeare's King Lear. The emotionally wrought drama sees King Lear take the bold decision to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. However, he doesn't anticipate the terrible consequences of his actions and how his... More about this event
 
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
 
 

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