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Opening Hours

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Exhibition Standard Opening Hours


Open daily
9.00am – 5.00pm*

Globe Theatre Tours Standard Hours


Open daily
9.30am – 5.00pm*

Tours depart every 30 minutes

The Exhibition & Tour is open every day except 24 & 25 December. 

*As we are a working theatre, the Exhibition and /or tours may not be available, especially in the summer months; or an alternative may be offered, due to events, rehearsals, and performances. Please call +44 (0)20 7902 1500 to find out about our opening times.  

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Box Office


Open daily 
10.00am – 6.00pm 

The Box Office is also open before each event for those visiting in person.

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Christmas Opening Hours - Shakespeare's Globe


Shakespeare's Globe is closed on Sunday 24 December and Monday 25 December including the Exhibition and Tour, Box Office and Shop.

The main site will reopen on Tuesday 26 December, with the Exhibition and Tour available from 11.00am – 5.00pm and the Shop available from 10.00am  6.00pm. The Box Office will remain closed until Wednesday 27 December when regular opening hours resume.

The Box Office will also close on 1 January 2018, the Exhibition and Tour and Shop will be open as normal.

Swan Bar


Open 8.00am for breakfast (10.00am weekends) 
Open until 12.30am
Food available from 12 noon 
Entry from theatre or direct from Bankside

Swan Restaurant


Open Monday – Friday
12 noon – 2.30pm & 6.00pm – 10.30pm 

Open Saturday
12 noon – 3.30pm & 6.00pm – 10.30pm 

Open Sunday
12 noon – 9.00pm 

The restaurant opens at 5.00pm (Monday – Saturday) every evening there is a show playing in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. 

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Christmas Opening Hours - Swan Bar & Restaurant


Sunday 24 December
Bar: 10.00am – 12.30am
Restaurant: Open as normal

Monday 25 December
Bar: 12.00pm  4.00pm
Restaurant: 12.00pm  4.00pm

Tuesday 26 December
Bar & Restaurant: Closed

Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 December
Bar & Restaurant: Open as normal

Sunday 31 December
Bar: 8.00am  4.00pm, 6.00pm onwards
Restaurant: 6.00pm onwards

Monday 1 January
Bar & Restaurant: Closed