The original Globe Theatre burnt down in 1613 during a performance of Henry VIII. It was located in London’s Bankside, (close by to today’s Globe).
In the 1990s actor and director Sam Wannamaker loyally recreated ‘Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’ as you see it today.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tour
Professional guide-storytellers provide fascinating tours of the auditorium, recreating colourful stories of the original Globe and the reconstruction process in the 1990s.
Tours begin every 15-30 minutes and are in English. Free information sheets are available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, Russian and Polish.
Please note: as The Globe is a working theatre, Theatre Tours are not always available. When Globe Tours are not available your ticket includes a tour of the nearby archaeological site of the Rose Theatre: Bankside's first playhouse.
Please check here for a timetable of scheduled tours or call +44 20 7902 1500 before you visit.
Located beneath the original Globe Theatre in London's Bankside, the Shakespeare Exhibition is an un-missable piece of history.
You will receive a FREE audio guide for the Shakespeare Exhibition, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
The audio guide gives additional insights, background and detail to stories of theatre-going in Shakespeare’s London and today’s Globe.
Click here for the 2013 opening hours.
Click here for the 2013 closing dates.
Groups of 15 people or more who wish to visit the Exhibition & Tour need to contact us in order to make a booking.