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Group Guided Tours

Visiting London as a group, society or school? Celebrating a special occasion? Create an unforgettable theatre experience by visiting Shakespeare’s Globe! Your group of up to 30 people can enjoy our Globe Theatre Guided Tour with a discounted ticket rate, plus take advantage of special dining options at Swan Bar & Restaurant.

Use this page to explore your options for booking a tour, add on a performance or food & drink options and find out everything you need to know to plan your visit, including our latest Coronavirus safety measures. Plus information about celebrating a special occasion with us and booking a theatre tour for your school.

Design your visit using the information on this page, then get in touch to book using our booking form.

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Groups can now book to tour Shakespeare’s Globe. Note that some photography featured on this page was taken prior to the Coronavirus pandemic.

GLOBE THEATRE GUIDED TOUR

Our iconic Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse in which Shakespeare worked, and for which he wrote many of his most famous plays!

Our expert guide-storytellers will provide your group with a fascinating tour of the Globe Theatre auditorium, vividly recreating colourful stories of the 1599 Playhouse, the London Shakespeare would have known and the Globe reconstruction process in the 1990s.

Our guides will also bring the theatre to life, exploring how the ‘wooden O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental space for performance.

Tours given in English. Written information sheets available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese or Simplified Chinese.

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DETAILS

TICKETS
Adult £16.00
Child £9.00
Student £12.50
Full Group (14 or Less) £240.00

Running time 50 minutes

Every 16th person goes free when you book 15 tickets. Our maximum group size per tour guide is 30 – if you would like to split into smaller groups, we can offer an additional guide for £65.00 to facilitate a more personal experience. A £2.50 booking fee is applied to all group bookings. Please read the full terms and conditions.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) safety measures

We are See It Safely approved by Official London Theatre. This certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry guidelines to provide a Covid-secure environment for all our artists, staff, and visitors.

Access

Everything you need to know about our access offering, including a full list of upcoming access performances for Winter 2021.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

During your visit, it’s possible that the Globe Tour will visit multiple floors within the theatre. These levels are accessed by four or eight flights of stairs, using our external stairway tower.

We are able to offer limited level access to seats in the Middle and Upper galleries. For more information, please contact email or call us on 0207 4019919.

PERFORMANCES

Tours can also be combined with a matinee or evening performance in either our Globe Theatre or Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, giving your group the opportunity to see the theatre or playhouse in action during a performance.

Browse our ‘What’s on’ and click ‘By date’ to see shows happening on the same day as your tour.

When you enquire via our booking form, please state which production and performance date and time you are interested in, for example, ‘Twelfth Night, Monday 2 August, 7.00pm’.

Please note that there may be a limited number of tickets in each price band so larger groups may need to purchase a variety of different ticket prices – you will be advised about this when making your booking.

FOOD & DRINK

Break, refuel or relax at the start or end of your tour – enjoy dining at Swan Bar & Restaurant.

Swan has beautiful dining rooms and private spaces which overlook St. Paul’s Cathedral and the majestic River Thames. Take in the stunning views of London whilst enjoying an exquisite afternoon tea experience with a theatrical twist.

SHAKESPEAREAN AFTERNOON TEA

£32.50

Eat your way through the twists and turns of Shakespeare’s best loved plays with an enchanting afternoon tea. This exquisite experience puts a theatrical twist on afternoon tea, with plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet serving as inspiration.

COMING SOON

Other dining options coming soon. Including: Tea & Biscuits, Cream Tea, Lunch Box To Go and Ice Cream. Check back here for more updates soon.

SHOP

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When making your booking, don’t forget to purchase one of our beautifully-illustrated guidebooks.

This lavish guide contains sections on Shakespeare’s London, the building of the first theatres, the history of the Globe Theatre and more. These make the perfect souvenir to remind you of your visit.

Pre-order in advance, via your booking form below, for just £5.00 and these will be available for your group members to collect when you arrive.

SCHOOLS

Looking to bring your school group to a tour of the Globe Theatre?

Whether you’re a primary school, secondary school or international school group, our tours are suitable for all ages and geared towards all Key Stages.

You can also combine your tour with a workshop, which is a great way for pupils to engage with Shakespeare.

Get in touch using the online booking form below and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

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SPECIAL OCCASSIONS

Parties consisting of 14 people or fewer who would like the intimacy of a private tour can get in touch to find out more. This could include a tour to celebrate an occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, or a private tour to pop that special question!

Our Ticketing & Sales team would be more than happy to arrange your visit, whatever your party size or requirement, to help you create that memorable day.

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Swan Bar & Restaurant

PLAN YOUR VISIT

BOOKING FORM

Complete our Groups Guided Tours Booking Form to make a booking for any of the products listed on this page.

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