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Guided Tours

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

Immerse yourself in our thrilling history as part of Shakespeare’s Globe Story & Tour, visit us as a group, school or family, or explore the secrets and stories of our local area, Bankside, and beyond on one of our walking tours?

We also offer speciality themed tours including a Pride Guided Tour, Shakespeare’s Printers & Playscripts Tour, show-specific tours and our Members’ Only Heaven to Hell Tour.



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.



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.


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.



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!



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Shakespeare’s Globe Story & Tour

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This unique experience includes access to our brand-new walk-through exhibition space – bringing 400 years of thrilling history to life – and a guided tour of the Globe Theatre itself.

Shakespeare's True Crimes Walking Tour

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. 
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Pride Guided Tour

Step inside our iconic wooden ‘O’ for a special tour that brings to life the queer characters and stories from Shakespeare's life and writing, and Elizabethan London.

Shakespeare's Printers and Playscripts Walking Tour

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.
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The Comedy of Errors Guided Tour

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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

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

Ghosts & Ghouls Family Tour

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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

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