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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe is a stunning and architecturally accurate recreation of the bard’s original theatrical home from 1599. It features an authentic Tudor exterior and thatch roof (the only one in London) while the interior is a loving ode to the way Shakespeare’s plays were viewed by Shakespeare’s public.

Beginning as a labour of love of the American actor Sam Wanamaker in 1970, the venue finally opened its doors in 1997. The present-day incarnation is a working theatre and also features the elegant Swan Bar & Restaurant with its splendid views of the Thames and St. Paul’s.

Explore the life of Shakespeare and theatre in his days with this insightful Exhibition and Tour. The exhibition will fill your imagination with how the Globe was when it was London’s most notorious entertainment district. The tour will breathe life into the space with stories from 1599, unto its reconstruction in 1990s, and how the “wooden O” works today as an experimental theatrical space.

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Customer reviews

May 19, 2018
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
The most exciting tour today, I enjoyed each minutes!
May 1, 2018
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
Audio guide well done except sometimes your listening was interfered by speakers blasting other info at you.
Apr 26, 2018
Shakespeare's Globe + Afternoon Tea
Brilliant! Great tour with Hannah and the tea was delicious. Staff were friendly and very helpful. We arrived shortly after 12 but the staff kindly allowed us to tag along with the next tour. Staff at Tiqets were also very helpful when enquiring about the timings of the day.
Apr 19, 2018
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
Apr 13, 2018
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
Too expensive
Apr 10, 2018
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
Easy to follow website
Dec 19, 2017
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
Excellent morning out! Our guide was fantastic, & learnt so much---things you don't read in a text book. Fully recommend a visit!
Nov 26, 2017
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
The tour was great and our tour guide Matt was our favorite guide of all the tours we took during our week in London.
Sep 21, 2017
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
It made my visit an 'excellent' experience as we have coincidentally toured while a show was doing their rehersal. Otherwise, I would have thought this tour to be 'good' as I didn't expect it to be a 'short' tour. Knowledgable guide though
Oct 3, 2016
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
It was wonderful. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and engaging! I went on this tour because my cousin wanted to go but I had no real interest however the guide changed that and made it enjoyable for me