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Guided Tours

Our Guided Tours here at Shakespeare’s Globe are an experience 400 years in the making.

Tour the Globe Theatre or Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, visit us as a group, school or family, or explore the secrets and stories of our local area, Bankside, and beyond on one of Walking tours?

We also offer speciality themed tours including a Pride Guided Tour, a Ghosts & Ghouls Family Tour, show-specific tours and our Members’ Only Heaven to Hell Tour.

GLOBE THEATRE GUIDED TOUR

FOR FAMILIES

Introduce younger visitors to Shakespeare’s London and the theatrical world he created on one of our Guided Tours aimed at families with children ages 7+. Plus, enhance your experience with one of our exciting live demonstrations.

GROUP GUIDED TOURS

THEMED GUIDED TOURS

Our special themed Guided Tours allow you to experience the magic of our wooden ‘O’ through different lenses, allowing you to dive deeper into Shakespeare’s history and plays.

WALKING TOURS

Step away from the Globe and let our expert Guides show you around Bankside and beyond, and learn about the intriguing, entertaining and surprising history of our local area.

SWAN BAR & RESTAURANT

SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE TOUR

A tour group look up to the ceiling of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Opened in 2014, and named after the Globe’s founder, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse explores the experiences of actors and audiences in indoor playhouses in contrast to the more expansive, public spaces of the open-air theatres like the Globe.

More information coming soon!

PLAN YOUR VISIT

ALL EVENTS

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Globe Theatre Guided Tour

Explore the iconic open-air Globe and discover the secrets and stories of Shakespeare's stage and Elizabethan London. Suitable for all ages.
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Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour

Join our Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour, ideal for families with children aged 7- 11 years old.

Twilight Walking Tour

Be transported back to a time of late-night cakes and ales, midnight revels and demons, and the revered ‘Kingdom of Night’ on our Twilight Walking Tour around the Bankside area and beyond. 

Shakespeare's True Crimes Walking Tour

Bankside
Explore the streets around the Globe with expert Guides and discover the intriguing criminal history of the Bankside area and its people, including Shakespeare himself. 

Festive Family Tour

Celebrate the holiday season on a Festive Family Tour of the magical Globe Theatre. Hear how Christmas was observed in Shakespeare’s time and the folk traditions that people practiced to welcome in winter.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Guided Tour

Globe Theatre
Explore the Globe Theatre and be introduced to the characters, plot and themes of Shakespeare’s intoxicating comedy.
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The Comedy of Errors Guided Tour

Globe Theatre
Explore the Globe Theatre and be introduced to the plot, characters and themes of Shakespeare’s madcap comedy.
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As You Like It Guided Tour

Globe Theatre
Explore the Globe Theatre and be introduced to the characters, plot and themes of Shakespeare’s fantastical tale.

Ghosts & Ghouls Family Tour

Globe Theatre
A special family-friendly spooky guided tour of the Globe Theatre which brings to life the ghosts, spirits and scary happenings of Shakespeare’s most chilling plays.
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Macbeth Guided Tour

Globe Theatre
Explore the Globe Theatre and be introduced to the plot, characters and history of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy.

Shakespeare's Printers and Playscripts Walking Tour

Bankside
A Walking Tour of Bankside and St Paul's to mark the First Folio 400th anniversary. Learn about what printing meant to Shakespeare and the colourful world of banned books.

Heaven to Hell Tour

Globe Theatre
Join our Members-exclusive Heaven to Hell experience and discover the backstage world of Shakespeare's Globe.