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Globe Theatre Guided Tour

Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.

As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.

We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.

We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.

With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.

If   when we meet again, why, we shall smile


Our expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and of how the ‘wooden O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.

Tours are in English and last approximately 40 minutes. Information sheets are available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.

As we are a working theatre, tour times vary due to performance schedules and sometimes take place during rehearsals, giving you an exclusive look at the rehearsal process.


Booking for 15 or more people? You’ll need to pre-book your visit via our Group booking form.

All tour options can be combined with a series of extras to create a bespoke package tailored to your tour group. This can include food & drink, historical demonstrations and access to other local attractions.

Discover more about group tour options

Download our plan your visit guide for groups.



Standard £17.00
Child ( 5 – 15 years) £10.00
Senior (60 years and over) £15.50
Student(16 yrs + with ID) £13.50
Family £46.00

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

 Guided tours last approx. 40 minutes

Part of our selection of Guided Tours

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Booking for 15 or more people? You’ll need to pre-book your visit via our Group booking form

Access & facilities

Everything you need to know about our unique theatre spaces.

Plan your visit

Find out how to get here, where to stay and read our FAQs.

Food & drink

Enjoy locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and a laid back atmosphere in our Café, Bar or Restaurant.


Dates & Tickets

Globe Theatre Guided Tour