Have a guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe

Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London 51.508111 -0.096598
Dates & Time:
Every day (except during events and rehearsals)
During theatre season (late Apr to mid-Oct): Every 30 mins from 9.30 AM to 5 PM (Mon); 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM (Tue-Sat); 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM (Sun)
Outside theatre season (mid-Oct to late Apr): Every 30 mins from 9.30 AM to 5 PM (Mon-Sun)
Exhibition opens from 9 AM and 5.30 PM (Mon-Sun)
Tickets & Cost:
Adult £15; Senior (over-60) £13.50; Child (5-15) £9; Infant (under-5) free; Family (up to 2 ad+3 ch) £41. See shakespearesglobe.com for more information
The contact number for Globe Theatre is +44 (0) 207 401 9919
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The following bus routes go near Globe Theatre: 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 45, 63, 76, 100, 344, 381, RV1
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The best London underground train stations to visit Globe Theatre are Blackfriars Cannon Street Mansion House St. Paul’s
Note: The actual closest train station to Globe Theatre is Southwark
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Read The London Craig blog> Craig has been here before. Read his review of watching a play at the Globe Theatre and also the Globe Theatre tour

The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of William Shakespeare's Elizabethean playhouse.

The tour begins with an introduction about what life was really like in Southwark, and how public entertainment was banished to the southside of the river. You will then learn about the theatre itself, and how it was built, burnt down and reconstructed.

Moving into the theatre, you will then get to sit in the balcony seats as they explain how a play was performed in the 16th-century, and how they try and recreate the same feeling today.

Once the tour is over you will be invited to explore the big exhibition that lies underneath the theatre which includes old props, scenery and costumes from Shakespeare's day.

Craig has been on this tour himself, and definitely recommends it. Have a read of the review on his London blog before you go, to get a feeling of what it's like. You might also like to read his review of watching a play. If you're a fan of Shakespeare, then check out our page full of Shakespeare events in London.

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