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Everything you need to know to plan your next visit to Shakespeare’s Globe

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.


Box Office

+44 (0)20 7401 9919
Open daily
10.00 am – 6.00 pm

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


Globe Theatre Tours

Guided Tours available daily.

Tour times may vary and they can sell out so please check availability.

Tours depart every 30 minutes.


Group Tour Plan your Visit Guide

Swan Restaurant

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

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

Open Sunday
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.

Please check our Opening Hours before your visit or call +44 (0)20 7902 1500. For the latest travel updates please visit Transport for London.

A Statement from London’s Southbank and Bankside Cultural Organisations