King Lear Guided Tour

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Take our unique King Lear Guided Tour of the Globe Theatre this summer and discover more about the history of Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy.

From within the confines of our wooden ‘O’, you’ll be introduced to the plot and characters of the play by our expert guides before delving into its origins.

Discover the themes of King Lear, from significant clothing choices to the risks involved with portraying an abdication on stage in front of a monarch.

Find the similarities between Lear’s court and that of King James I, and the controversy around him being present at the first ever performance.

You might even catch a glimpse of the company preparing for the next performance of King Lear.

You don’t need to have booked to see the show to take the tour, but it would complement attending a performance perfectly. The tour is timed so you can comfortably enjoy it before the performance.


Adult £20
Under 16 £15

This event takes place on site at the Globe Theatre

Running time 1 hour

Part of Guided Tours

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