Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour

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Join a Family Guided Tour and discover London’s iconic Globe Theatre together. Ideal for those with children aged 7-11, our tour introduces younger visitors to Shakespeare’s London and to the theatrical world he created.

Who went to the theatre in Shakespeare’s England? What was a penny groundling? What was the smell like at the Globe? Step into the Globe Theatre here at Shakespeare’s Globe and learn about Elizabethan theatre and stage practices. From blood and gore to poetry and prose, this guided tour will delight and disgust.

Plus, included in your ticket is access to our brand-new, walk-through exhibition space, where you’ll be immersed in the sights, sounds, and secrets of Shakespeare’s London, travelling through over 400 years of fascinating history. You’ll be able to relive some of our most iconic shows with seasonally curated displays, and even have the chance to get ready for the stage yourself with interactive costumes and props.

All tours are in English and suitable for all ages. Information sheets are available in a number of languages. We are an open-air theatre and tours go ahead in all conditions so dress for the weather.

Please note, subject to activity taking place on stage due to the nature of our working theatre, certain restrictions may apply on your Tour, including photography. Information will be available on the day or can be found by contacting Box Office.


Adult £25 / £27.50
Under 16 £18 / £19.80

Where two ticket prices are listed this gives you a with or without 10% donation option.

Age guidance 7–11 year olds (but suitable for all)

This event is on-site in the Globe Theatre

Visit time 50 minutes

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Part of Guided Tours

What's Included

A group of people of different ages sitting on benches in the Middle Gallery of the Globe Theatre listening to a Tour Guide

A guided tour of the Globe Theatre

A boy and girl interact with a moving model of a ship

Explore interactive displays in our exhibition

A man and little girl stand in front of a make-up station. A woman is talking to them.

The chance to see some of our production teams at work

Two women are wearing costumes and taking a selfie

Try on original costumes from past Globe shows

Plan your visit

Find out how to get here, where to stay and read our FAQs.


The tour includes steps and is conducted on foot – let us know during the booking process if anyone in your party has any physical access requirements. If you have any other access requirements (such as needing a Touch Tour or a BSL interpreter), please email us so we can discuss what we can put in place.


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.




The full tour route around the Globe Theatre does include steps, but you are still welcome to bring a pram into the ground level of the auditorium. Baby changing facilities will be open and available as normal.