1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Guided Tour

Product ID: 3389
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Step inside this faithful recreation of William Shakespeare’s iconic Globe Theatre on a guided tour. Imagine it as it would have been at the center of London’s notorious bankside entertainment district.
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Duration: 1 - 2 hours
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Highlights
  • Be introduced to the world-famous Globe Theatre and life in Shakespeare's London
  • Discover how shows were produced in Shakespeare's time and how the space is used today
  • Learn how the open-air theatre was constructed using traditional techniques and is held together using 9,500 wooden pegs
  • Enjoy live demonstrations throughout the day in the interpretation and demonstration space
  • Head to the Swan Restaurant for a traditional afternoon tea (if option selected)
Full description
Your expert guide will bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life in a 40 minute guided tour, with colorful stories of the 1599 Globe, the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and how the building works today as an imaginative and experimental theatre space.

Take a seat within this wooden O and listen, absorb, and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold. Enjoy exciting live demonstrations in The Guided Tour Welcome and Demonstration Space at various times throughout the day, which include Elizabethan clothing dressings, stage fighting, and printing the plays using a replica 17th-century printing press.

Afterwards, head to the Swan Restaurant for a traditional afternoon tea, accompanied by a glass of English Hush Heath sparkling wine. This can be purchased as an additional option with your tour ticket.
Includes
  • 40-minute guided tour
  • Guided tour language sheets available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and simplified Chinese
  • Live demonstrations throughout the day
  • Afternoon tea and English Hush Heath sparkling wine, if option selected

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Important information
Know before you go
• As this is a working theatre the tour times vary due to performance schedules or sometimes take place during rehearsal, giving you an exclusive look at the rehearsal process
• This tour operates in all weathers
• There is no dress code but it is recommended to wear appropriate clothing and footwear as the tour takes place outdoors
• There is a bar, restaurant, and cafe on site
• The gift shop can be accessed through the main entrance and is open to the public all day (no ticket required)

From £17 per person

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