Step inside this faithful recreation of William Shakespeare’s iconic Globe theatre. Imagine it as it would have been at the centre of London’s notorious Bankside entertainment district.

Throughout the year their expert guides bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life in a 50 minute guided tour, with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, the reconstruction process in the 1990s and how the building works today as an imaginative and experimental theatre space.

Take a seat ‘within this wooden ‘O’’ – listen, absorb and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold.

Why visit:

  • Fascinating introduction to the world-famous Globe Theatre and life in Shakespeare's London.
  • Discover how shows were produced in Shakespeare's time to how the space is used today.
  • The Globe is the first major building erected in central London, since the Great Fire of 1666, to have a thatched roof.
  • Open-air theatre with a framework constructed using traditional techniques and held together using 9,500 wooden pegs.

What's included:

  • 50 minute guided tour
  • Guided Tour language sheets available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.

Why buy from us?

  • Buy with confidence – we are the official shop of the British Tourist Authority, VisitBritain

This product is sold by VisitBritain and is provided by our supplier, Shakespeare's Globe.