Shakespeare's Globe Story & Tour

Globe Theatre

Be transported back to Shakespeare’s London, discover the magic of stagecraft, and explore the iconic Globe Theatre itself as part of Shakespeare’s Globe Story & Tour.

Venture into the Globe Theatre itself where our expert Guides bring to life the thrilling story of our iconic wooden ‘O’. Hear how the original 1599 theatre survived the plague, fire and political oppression and rose again in the 1990s as part of one man’s radical vision. Wonder at its craftsmanship and imagine how thousands of Londoners once packed in to see the greatest actors of the day.

In our brand-new, walk-through exhibition space, 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 £27
Under 16 £20

This event is on-site in the Globe Theatre

Visit time approximately 2 hours
(including a 50 minute guided tour and self-guided time in our exhibition space)

Terms and conditions
A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online and over the telephone.

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Part of Guided Tours

What's Included

A group of people of different ages stand in the Yard in the Globe Theatre listening to a Tour Guide.

A guided tour of the Globe Theatre

A person in a wheelchair and a person stood next to them admire a wall of screens showing images of past Globe shows

Relive some of our past shows in our exhibition

Two women are wearing costumes and taking a selfie

Try on original stage costumes in our exhibition

A woman is fixing a wig onto a young girl as two people watch

The chance to see some of our production teams at work

Plan your visit

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


The usual route for our tours includes stairs and is outdoors. Please let us know during the booking process or email us if anyone in your party has any access requirements. This will enable us to ensure the tour is as accessible as possible. The upper levels of our theaters are accessible via a lift. We encourage anyone with access requirements to join our  Access Scheme for information on suitable tours, ticket prices and upcoming accessible tours.