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Globe Theatre Guided Tour

Globe Theatre

Discover Shakespeare’s iconic theatre, here in the heart of London, with our new-format Globe Theatre Guided Tours, suitable for all ages. Booking for Summer 2021 now open!

Hear the story of the original 1599 theatre, see our special photography exhibition, sneak a peek at some of our costumes and even stand on one of the most famous stages in the world.

Learn how the Globe battled to survive plague, fire and political oppression, and how one man’s vision saw it rise again after 400 years.

Wonder at the craftsmanship and stand where thousands of Londoners would once have packed in to see the greatest actors of the day.


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

Adult £18.70 / £17

Under 16 £11 / £10

Family £50.60 / £46
(2 adults and either 2 or 3 under 16s)

*Terms and conditions
Maximum of 6 tickets per tour bookable in one single order.


All tours must be booked in advance.

Please read about the Covid-19 safety measures that are in place.

If you or any of your household are feeling unwell, showing Coronavirus symptoms or have been told to self-isolate, please do not visit us. Instead, please contact us and we can arrange to move your ticket(s) to another date.

In the event of a change in UK Government guidelines which requires us to cancel an event we will contact you prior to the event date to offer you a credit voucher or refund. There will be no additional cost to you.

Tours last approximately 50 minutes and are in English, with information sheets available in a number of languages.

The tour is conducted on foot, with a number of steps on the route and an alternative access route available.

Toilet facilities will be available and you can reserve a table with Swan Bar & Restaurant.

We are an open-air theatre and tours go ahead in all conditions so dress for the weather!


Photography showcased below and in our on site exhibition is by Marc Brenner.

Marc’s photographs have captured some of the most outstanding shows and moments in recent British theatre, including several productions in the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

A selection of individual prints from this series can be ordered via our online shop.


A barman in a red shirt pours a cocktail

Once the bar and restaurant have reopened you will be able to make a reservation. Read their new menus and familiarise yourself with their Covid-19 policy online.

Serving drinks, à la carte dining, afternoon tea, weekend brunch and Sunday roasts, Swan is set over two floors, with stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s.



Please let us know in advance if you or anyone in your party has any physical access requirements (such as step-free or wheelchair access). You can type these details into a box during the online booking process.

If you have any other access requirements (such as needing a Touch Tour or a BSL interpreter), please email us before booking, so we can discuss what adjustments we can put in place.


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Globe Theatre Guided Tour

Globe Theatre