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Shakespeare's Globe

Open all year round, the Globe Exhibition & Tour gives you an opportunity to learn more about this unique building and its most famous playwright, Shakespeare.

Exhibition

Based under the Globe Theatre, our engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. Imagine the Globe as it would have been: the centre of what was once London's most notorious entertainment district, surrounded by raucous taverns and bawdy-houses.

The Exhibition audio guide, developed in conjunction with Acoustiguide, included in the standard admission price and available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese.

Read on to find out more about our special temporary exhibitions, take a virtual tour of the theatre or get the anwers to specific questions about your visit.

 

Theatre Tours

Globe Theatre

Our expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and of how the ‘wooden O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.

Tours begin every 30 minutes, and are in English. Complimentary information sheets are currently available in the following languages:
French | German | Spanish | Italian | Portuguese | Japanese | Chinese | Korean | Dutch | Russian | Romanian | Polish | 
Greek | Hungarian 

Take a virtual tour inside the theatre.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Public tours of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be available from spring 2014. Our guides will provide a fascinating insight to the indoor playhouses of the time of Shakespeare, Webster, Beaumont and Marston, and the background to the Globe’s ambitious project from the initial plans to final construction. 

 

Questions about your visit 

Please read our FAQs when planning a visit to the Exhibition and Tour.

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