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Globe Theatre Guided Tour

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Discover Shakespeare’s iconic theatre, here in the heart of London, with our new-format Globe Theatre Guided Tours, suitable for all ages.

We are happy to welcome you back to our wooden ‘O’ with our new season of specifically-designed tours starting on 21 August 2020.

Hear the story of the original 1599 theatre, see our special photography exhibition, sneak a peek at some of our costumes and even stand on one of the most famous stages in the world.

Learn how the Globe battled to survive plague, fire and political oppression, and how one man’s vision saw it rise again after 400 years. Wonder at the craftsmanship and stand where thousands of Londoners would once have packed in to see the greatest actors of the day.

Become a Member and get tickets for just £10.*


Where two prices are listed this gives you a with or without 10% donation option.

Adult £18.70 / £17

Under 16 £11 / £10

Members £11 / £10

Family £50.60 / £46
(2 adults and either 2 or 3 under 16s)

(Book online, show ID on arrival)

Pay What You Can (From £5)
(Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00am and 11.00am)

*Terms and conditions
Maximum of 5 tickets per tour bookable in one single order. Members can book a maximum of 2 tickets on their special rate.


All tours must be booked in advance.

Please read about our new COVID-19 (Coronavirus) safety measures that are in place.

If you or any of your household are feeling unwell, showing Coronavirus symptoms or have been told to self-isolate, please do not visit us. Instead, please contact us and we can arrange to move your ticket(s) to another date.

Tours last approximately 50 minutes and are in English, with information sheets available in a number of languages.

The tour is conducted on foot, with a number of steps on the route and an alternative access route available.

Toilet facilities will be available and Swan Bar & Restaurant is now open.

We are an open-air theatre and tours go ahead in all conditions so dress for the weather!


Photography showcased below and in our on site exhibition is by Marc Brenner.

Marc’s photographs have captured some of the most outstanding shows and moments in recent British theatre, including several productions in the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

A selection of individual prints from this series can be ordered via our online shop.


A barman in a red shirt pours a cocktail

Both the bar and restaurant are now open, with new opening times, new menus and a new COVID-19 safety policy.

Now serving drinks, à la carte dining, afternoon tea, weekend brunch and Sunday roasts, Swan is set over two floors, with stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s.

They are also taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme (Monday – Wednesday).



Please let us know in advance if you or anyone in your party has any physical access requirements (such as step-free or wheelchair access). You can type these details into a box during the online booking process.

If you have any other access requirements (such as needing a Touch Tour or a BSL interpreter), please email us before booking, so we can discuss what adjustments we can put in place.