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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

Jul 9, 2018
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
Amazing experience. Definitely a must visit.
Jul 7, 2018
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
We had an amazing day at The Globe and learned so much. The audio was very informative.
Jul 3, 2018
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
It was great! Guide was lovely too!
Jun 21, 2018
Shakespeare's Globe + Afternoon Tea
The Globe presents such an interesting piece of history while making Shakespeare current through performance. The tea at the Swan was amazing. Totally worth it!
Jun 20, 2018
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
Wonderful experience. I majored in theatre, and started out in that field -- so this is very special to me. And bless American Sam Wanamaker for making it happen.
Jun 11, 2018
Shakespeare's Globe + Afternoon Tea
Great experience
May 30, 2018
Shakespeare's Globe + Afternoon Tea
Fantastic tour with Joe who was an excellent tour guide. Afternoon tea at the Swan was also great, if a little light on the sandwich side, but the setting is beautiful. Great value gift!
May 29, 2018
Shakespeare Globe + Audio Guide
Arrived for the first tour of the day, it gets quite busy and some tours are full. Excellent tour guide lots of information and very knowledgeable about the Globe. There is is also a separate exhibition which you are free to visit independently.
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.