Located on the bank of the River Thames in Bankside’s Cultural Quarter, Shakespeare’s Globe welcomes thousands of visitors to experience world renowned productions of Shakespeare, guided tours and school workshops, every day.
+44 (0)20 7401 9919
10.00 am – 6.00 pm
The Box Office is also open before each event for those visiting in person.
Globe Theatre Tours
Open daily, standard hours
9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Tours depart every 30 minutes. As we are a working theatre, tour times vary due to performance schedules.
Open Monday – Friday
12 noon – 2.30 pm & 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm
12 noon – 3.30 pm & 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm
12 noon – 9.00 pm
The restaurant opens at 5.00pm (Monday – Saturday) every evening there is a show playing in the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
When we welcome you to Shakespeare’s Globe, our top priority is to keep you safe. We have a permanent uniformed security presence on site and work closely with the police and government agencies. Some of our security measures are obvious, others are not. We currently have enhanced security, with all bags being checked before performances. Some entrances may be closed, so please follow signage.
Bag size policy
As of February 2019, we are limiting the size of bags that can be brought on to the site. The maximum bag size will be 40cm x 35cm x 19cm. We will not be able to admit oversized bags.
We will continue to offer patrons attending performances a cloakroom facility at a charge for coats and small bags only. Visitors are responsible for any items brought to the venue or left in the cloakroom. All bags will be subject to search and we recommend that you allow extra time for security checks at our entrances on arrival. If you need details of nearby bag-drop facilities, please refer to Stasher, BagBnB or Luggage Hero.
Bags containing necessary medical equipment, or buggies and equipment for use in childcare, will be permitted, subject to the owners agreeing that these items may need to be inspected. If you have any questions about any of this, please contact us.
All Globe staff partake in security training and will remain vigilant to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable visit. As part of our ongoing liaison with the Metropolitan Police there is also a heightened police presence in support of our reassurance operations.
Please note that our security procedures are kept under constant review and therefore the above information may change.
A Statement from London’s Southbank and Bankside Cultural Organisations