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    What you'll do

    Enjoy fast-track entry to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the reconstructed historic 16th-century playhouse where Shakespeare worked

    Take a Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour with Go City®

    • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
    • A fascinating, guided introduction to the world-famous Globe Theatre and life in Shakespeare's London.
    • Discover how shows were produced in Shakespeare's time to how the space is used today.
    • Tour sheets are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.

    The iconic Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse in which Shakespeare worked, and for which he wrote many of his most famous plays!

    Their expert guide-storytellers provide a fascinating 50-minute tour of the Globe Theatre auditorium, vividly recreating colourful stories of the 1599 Playhouse, the London Shakespeare would have known and the Globe reconstruction process in the 1990s. Their guides will also bring the theatre to life for visitors, exploring how the ‘wooden ‘O’’ works today as an imaginative and experimental space for performance.

    You’ll hear stories of the 1599 Globe, learn all about its reconstruction process in the 1990s, and find out how the building works today as an experimental theatre space. Take a seat, listen, absorb and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold.

    Tours are available in English only, with written information available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, or Simplified Chinese.

    Did You Know

    • The open-air theatre has a framework constructed using traditional techniques and held together using 9,500 wooden pegs.
    • The two big pillars on the stage are one oak tree each – builders had to research and measure a lot of trees to find the right dimensions.
    • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre holds 1,500 people, which is approximately half the number of the original Globe Theatre.
    • William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets during his lifetime, which works out to an average of 1.5 plays a year as he started writing in 1589.
    • Shakespeare had a curse inscribed upon his grave in Stratford-upon-Avon to discourage potential grave robbers from digging up his remains.
    • The original Globe theater burnt down in 1613 because of a miss-fired cannon during a Henry VIII performance. The only casualty was a man whose breeches had to be put out with a bottle of ale.

    Experience Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    Know before you go

    Getting in: present your pass at the admissions desks at the guided tours entrance. Passholders do not need to book, but you may be asked to wait until the next available slot.

    Please note

    • Visit duration 1 hour.
    • Guided Tours depart every hour between times advertised. You can also contact their Ticketing & Sales Team between 10AM – 6PM Tuesday to Sunday to confirm tour times on Tel: 020 7401 9919.
    • We advise visitors arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
    • Visitors need to arrive at the Guided Tours Entrance, opposite the river, and present your pass at the ticket desk. 
    • There are 9 steps leading up to the piazza where your guided tour will start from. Step-free and wheelchair access are available, please speak to a member of the team or contact our Ticketing & Sales Team prior to your visit.
    • As it is a working theatre, tour times vary due to performance schedules or sometimes take place during rehearsals (giving you an exclusive look at the rehearsal process!).
    • Guided Tours take place in all weathers. There is no dress code, but we recommend visitors wear appropriate clothing and footwear as tours take place outdoors.

    For more information, please visit the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre website

    Where you'll be

    Map of location of attraction

    21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, GB

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    Operating hours

    Guided tour times:

    Monday - Saturday: 10AM (first tour) to 12PM (last tour)
    Sunday: 10AM (first tour) to 11AM (last tour) 

    Please visit the Shakespeares Globe website for the most up-to-date information. 

    Closings & holidays

    The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour will be unavailable to passholders on the Janurary 15 & 18, 2024. 

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    Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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