Open all year round, the Globe Tour gives you an opportunity to learn more about this unique building and its most famous playwright, Shakespeare.
Imagine the Globe as it would have been: the centre of what was once London’s most notorious entertainment district, surrounded by raucous taverns and bawdy-houses.
From 25th February 2019, the mezzanine level of the exhibition is shut. A new experience will be offered in lieu in the lower level of the current space that will develop further over the course of the year. This will continue to offer a thought-provoking and engaging experience with re-imagined and renewed programming including short talks about the Globe, Shakespearean history and insight into Elizabethan London.
Our Shakespeare’s Southwark Tour and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Tour will still be part of our guided tours group offering, which adds more to Shakespeare’s story.
The Globe theatre is an open-air arena. This means that if you are in the yard (the area surrounding the stage) on your tour then you may get wet. As British weather is often inclement, it is advisable to bring waterproofs, especially in winter. The weather never stops the tours.
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is an indoor playhouse.
The guided tours of both the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse are only in English.
With tours of the Globe Theatre, free information sheets are available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Korean, Portuguese, Romania, Greek and Hungarian, and these can be picked up on the day of your visit.
In order to gain entry you must present a printed copy of your voucher.
Monday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 9.30am - 12.00pm
Sunday 9.30am - 11.00am
Please exchange your voucher at the Tour Entrance.