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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Ticket: Exhibition, Guided Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Stay as long as you wish 

  • Start time

    Open from 9am to 5pm

    Theatre tours take place in the morning, every 30 minutes. 

  • Meeting Point
    Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
    The closest tube stations are Mansion House, Blackfriars & Cannon Street (District and Circle lines); London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines); Southwark (Jubilee Line); St Paul’s & Bank (Central line) - all within 15 minute walks of the theatre.
  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Step back in history and see the theatre as it was in Elizabethan times
  • Storytellers bring the Globe to vivid life
  • Enter the recreated version of William Shakespeare's open-air theatre
  • Did you know the original Romeo Juliet play did not have a balcony? Hear such suprising facts from your guide
  • Discover how costumes and special effects were used in the Great Bard's time


Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition is the world's largest exhibition devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked. Housed beneath the reconstructed Globe Theatre on London's Bankside, the exhibition explores the remarkable story of the Globe and brings Shakespeare's world to life using a range of interactive displays and live demonstrations.

A visit to the Exhibition includes a guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre where storytellers take you on a fascinating half-hour tour of the auditorium. Journey through time to Elizabethan London and hear colourful tales of the 1599 theatre experience as well learning about the reconstruction process in the 1990s and how the wooden circle works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.

Visit the exciting and often dangerous world of Elizabethan London where, in 1599, Bankside was the entertainment centre of the capital packed with gambling dens, brothels, bear-baiting pits and theatres. Ordinary people flocked to see Shakespeare's plays and they laughed, cried, shouted abuse at the actors, ate and drank during the performances.

As a visitor to the Exhibition, you'll discover how shows were produced in the theatres of Shakespeare's time, from writing and rehearsals to music, dance and performance. Learn about the traditional crafts and techniques used during the process of rebuilding the Globe and find out how special effects were produced in Shakespeare's time - from thunder and lightning to flying on stage and realistic blood and gore. Listen to recordings from performances or join the cast and add your own voice to a scene recorded by Globe actors. Create your own Shakespearean phrases in the word jungle, watch a sword-fighting display and browse the costume collection. Find out about the unusual methods used to create clothes 400 years ago.


  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre guide tour
  • Access to the Exhibition

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Voucher Redemption: Immediately on booking, you will be emailed a receipt for your purchase. We will follow this up with your booking voucher within 48 hours. 

Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

As Shakespeare’s Globe is working theatre, access to certain areas may be restricted during rehearsals. 

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Globe Tour
    08/10/2015 Richard A Lantry, Australia
  • 4
    Great time at the Globe!
    07/15/2013 Jamie S Ratti, United States
  • 4
    Can't Miss This
    07/11/2013 Cathy L Whittaker, Canada

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