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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

Sep 14, 2018
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tour + Exhibition
Such a wonderful atmosphere.
Excellent production of Othello
So glad I got that last ticket.
Aug 22, 2018
Shakespeare's Globe + Afternoon Tea
Great experience, really worth it!
Aug 20, 2018
Shakespeare's Globe + Afternoon Tea
The tea is amazing. But the tour is rather disappointing
Aug 10, 2018
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tour + Exhibition
A great way to spend an hour. Very informative and interesting for all ages
Jul 9, 2018
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tour + Exhibition
Amazing experience. Definitely a must visit.
Jul 7, 2018
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tour + Exhibition
We had an amazing day at The Globe and learned so much. The audio was very informative.
Jul 3, 2018
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tour + Exhibition
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’s Globe Theatre Tour + Exhibition
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