Shakespeare's Globe

Guided Tours

Discover Shakespeare's iconic theatre

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Globe Theatre Tour

Tickets from :

Adult - £17.00
Child -
(60yrs+) - £15.50
(16yrs + with ID) - £13.50
Family -

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Our expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and of how the ‘wooden O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.

Tours are in English and last approximately 40 minutes. Information sheets are available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.

As we are a working theatre, tour times vary due to performance schedules.

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Globe Theatre tours sometimes take place during rehearsals, giving you an exciting opportunity to go behind the scenes. When actors are on stage, we kindly ask that you do not take photographs and that you follow any special instructions from our friendly tour guides.


Visiting as a Group or School

Create an unforgettable experience for your group at Shakespeare's Globe. Combine your Guided Tour with one of many attractions along Bankside, live demonstrations of Elizabethan practices, or refreshments at the Swan Restaurant & Bar, to create the ultimate Shakespeare day out.

Groups of 15 people or more are required to pre-book their visit in advance and receive special rates to our Guided Tours.

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Tour

Playhouse tours are only available at specific times in the year. Check back for future tour dates. Tickets from £13.50 (Concessions apply)

Opened in 2014, and named after the Globes 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. Discover the impact on Shakespeares writing in his late plays and more on this unique tour.

Tours are in English and last approximately 30 minutes. Tickets for this experience do not include entry to the Globe Theatre.


Globe Theatre Family Tour

Globe Theatre Family Tours run during schools holidays at specific times. For more information and to book visit our Family Tours page.

The tour introduces younger visitors to Shakespeare's world. From blood and gore to poetry and prose, this tour will delight and disgust. Perfect for 7–11 year olds – all children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Shakespeare’s Southwark Tour

Shakespeare's Southwark tours are available as an alternative to Globe Theatre Tours, when performances prevent access to the Theatre. Tickets from £13.50 (Concessions apply), available from the Bankside entrance.

The Shakespeare’s Southwark Tour delves into the history of Southwark as a theatre district during Shakespeare’s time. Your tour guide will transport you back to Elizabethan London highlighting interesting historical landmarks of the area, including the former locations of the original Globe and Rose theatres.

Tours are in English and last approximately 40 minutes. Tickets for this experience do not include entry to the Globe Theatre.