Tickets for Shakespeare’s Globe: Guided Tour

Everything you ever wanted to know about William Shakespeare

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
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Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  09:00 - 17:00
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:00
  • Learn about Elizabethan behind-the-scenes secrets (like the special effects used to add blood and gore) via your audio guide
  • Relive the magnificence of the Shakespearean era and imagine Hamlet as it'd have been originally performed
  • Open all year round, the Globe Theatre Tour & Exhibition is an olde-worlde treat and a chance to learn all about a unique British building and the world's most famous playwright

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” So said Shakespeare in As You Like It. Take a fun tour, 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.

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.

On this tour 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.

The exhibition is best enjoyed with an audio guide, packed with an hour of carefully compiled extras and Elizabethan theatre facts. Along with these colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, 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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What's included
Access to the exhibition
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the ticket desk
  • March - October: Mon 09:30 - 16:30; Tue - Sat 09:30 - 12:00; Sun 09:30 - 11:00 (approximately every 30 minutes)
  • November - February: Mon - Sun 09:30 - 16:30 (approximately every 30 minutes)
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
21,New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT, London
Key info
Audio guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin
Insider tip

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!

General Counsel
Jul 12, 2019
Our guide was excellent The best we have experienced in all our travels.
My husband has a severe hearing impairment yet could hear what was being said. The experience was exceptionally informative &all 5 of us enjoyed it. Our ages range from 15 to 36, 40, 69 &71 years
Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting London.
Jul 2, 2019
Freindly app, tickets delivered by mail or smartphone, excellent tour guide
Apr 23, 2019
The visit to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was really interesting and informative. Our guide, Matt was knowledgeable of the period when the influence of Shakespeare was first experienced, and his enthusiasm was infectious. He was careful to include the children in our group, and yet, kept all the info flowing. It was a great building and it's history was fascinating. Well worth the visit.
Mar 27, 2019
A really interesting, informative and entertaining tour. Our guide had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of the Globe and Shakespeare’s work and times and the exhibition was equallly good. Overall - excellent and highly recommended.
Nov 3, 2018
Enjoyed the history and stories of the theatre!
Oct 1, 2018
Sep 14, 2018
Such a wonderful atmosphere.
Excellent production of Othello
So glad I got that last ticket.
Aug 10, 2018
A great way to spend an hour. Very informative and interesting for all ages
Jul 9, 2018
Amazing experience. Definitely a must visit.
Jul 7, 2018
We had an amazing day at The Globe and learned so much. The audio was very informative.

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