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 30 minutes and are in English. Free information sheets are available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Greek, Hungarian and Czech.
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.
Located beneath the original Globe Theatre in London's Bankside, the Shakespeare Exhibition is an un-missable piece of history.
You will receive a complimentary audio guide for the Shakespeare Exhibition, available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.
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 opening hours.
Please note: There will be no guided tours available on 18 May and 1 June. Instead there will be an audio-guide programme visitors can use.
Group Bookings (15 or more people)
Please note group bookings cannot be booked online as a specific time slot needs to be arranged.
Please contact us if you wish to visit with 15 people or more and we will arrange this for you.