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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

November February:

  • 9.30am 4.30pm

March October:

  • Monday - 9.30am 4.30pm,
  • Tuesday Saturday 9.30am - 12.00pm,
  • Sunday 9.30am-11.00am
Click here to view latest opening and closing times for 2017/2018

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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