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Shakespeare's Globe
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Shakespeare's Globe Tour Description

Travel through time to Elizabethan London on a guided tour of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Visit the reconstructed theater on the city’s Bankside and enjoy lively commentary about staging and performance in Shakespeare’s day. Then, head into the Globe Exhibition with an audio guide to listen to recordings of riveting performances and learn about drama in 16th-century London from interactive displays. Make your experience even more memorable by upgrading to include a sumptuous 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'–themed afternoon tea at the Globe's restaurant.

What to expect

Trip back to the dramatic and mercurial world of Elizabethan London with a visit to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in Bankside. Collect your ticket, which includes a tour of the theater and admission to the Globe Exhibition, and then join up with your guide and group at the tour meeting point.

Head inside the Globe — a masterpiece of Elizabethan architecture and active performance house — and harken back to the days when ordinary (and terribly raucous) citizens crowded the open-air, circular theatre for a Shakespeare show. Immerse yourself in tales of the 1599 theater experience, which featured the unruly sport of Elizabethan spectating, and hear about the Globe’s history, renovation and current life as an experimental theater space.

After your 30-minute tour, continue to the Globe Exhibition. With your audio guide in hand, explore the exhibition at your own pace. Learn about the world and folly of performance in Shakespeare’s time, discover how sound effects were created 400 years ago, and hear about the processes that went into putting together a play, from writing and rehearsals to music and dance.

Plus, get interactive in the Playground and Discovery Space areas, enjoy recordings of Shakespearean performances, and learn about 16th-century clothing design as you browse costume collections. How long you spend inside the exhibition is up to you, but many visitors find between one and two hours to be sufficient.

 

Travel through time to Elizabethan London on a guided tour of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Visit the reconstructed theater on the city’s Bankside and enjoy lively commentary about staging and performance in Shakespeare’s day.

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Shakespeare's Globe Tour - Event Information

  • Age recommendation: Children are form the age of 5 to 15. Kids under 5 go free. Students are 16+ with valid ID.

  • Opening hours: Globe ToursMonday 9.30am - 5.00pmTuesday - Saturday 9.30am - 12.00pmSunday 9.30am - 11.00am