Tickets for Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
Delight in cordial reconstructions of The Globe, plus a free tour
- Relive the magnificence of the Shakespearan era and imagine Hamlet as it would have been originally performed
- Learn about Elizabethan behind-the-scenes secrets like the special effects used to add blood and gore via your audio guide
- Hit The Swan Bar & Restaurant for a refreshing drink or bite, overlooking the sublime views of the Thames and St. Paul's
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” So said Shakespeare in As You Like It. See what Shakespeare’s stage was like in 1599 at The Globe, and learn how one man came to change the face of English literature! Want more insights into Will's world? Free tours of The Globe are offered every 30 minutes.
The authentic Tudor exterior and thatch roof (the only one in London) are preludes to what awaits you inside The Globe: an exquisite and architecturally accurate recreation of Shakespeare’s original theatrical home.
Led by an expert guide, you’ll see in your ‘mind’s eye’ just how The Bard’s plays would have been performed and received. You'll get a visceral experience of a time when it was allegedly fine to throw oyster shells at characters you didn't like. Sit in the tiered, wooden seating that housed the better-heeled members of society, and see how the audience enveloped the stage in a near circle.
Along with the audio guide’s colorful stories of the 1599 Globe (they loved blood and gore, and seeing characters fly on stage), you’ll get a sense of the raucous atmosphere and how the comedies, tragedies and histories came alive for people from all walks of life.
And should you need an ale or two to slake your thirst there’s The Swan Bar & Restaurant. A more elegant affair than would have been available to Shakespeare’s customers, it has stunning views of the Thames and St. Paul’s, as well as an impressive food and drinks menu.
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Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
- Metro: Any metro to Blackfriars, London Bridge, Southwark or St. Paul's
- Train: Any train to Blackfriars, London Bridge, Cannon Street or Waterloo
- Bus: Any bus to Blackfriars Bridge, Cannon Street, Mansion House, Southwark Street or Southwark Bridge Road
- Tours: 09:30 - 12:00, every 30 minutes. On Sundays, the tours run until 11:00
- 31 January - 28 February: tours from 09:30 - 17:00, every 30 minutes
Shakespeare reportedly invented over 500 words, many of which are still in use today. Eternal proof that when in doubt, you should just make it up!