The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of William Shakespeare's Elizabethean playhouse, which stood a short distance from the present site.
The tour begins with an expert guide telling you all about what life was like in Southwark, and how public entertainment was banished to the southside of the river. They will then lead you through the exciting life of the theatre and how it was built, burnt down and reconstructed.
Moving into the theatre, you will then get to sit in the 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. You will also be able to see how they tackled the reconstruction process in the 1990s.
[Note: The Globe is a working theatre, and tours are not possible during events, rehearsals and performances. You can phone +44 (0)207 902 1500 to check availability.]