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Explore the life of Shakespeare in London with a guided tour of the theater for which he wrote. Discover the working Globe Theatre through an informative exhibition and a visit to the auditorium.
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Duration 90 minutes
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  • Take a fascinating guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • Visit the theater exhibition and learn about Shakespeare's life in London
  • Discover how the traditional “Wooden O” theater space works today
  • Hear storyteller guides narrate fascinating facts about London in Shakespeare's time
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Located on the banks of the River Thames, Shakespeare’s Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed. Included in your ticket is a self-guided visit to the exhibition, and a guided tour of the Globe Theatre auditorium. A complimentary exhibition audio guide is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese.

Based under the Globe Theatre, the engaging exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London he lived in, and the theater for which he wrote. Listen as expert storytellers provide fascinating facts about the auditorium and vividly recreating colorful stories of the 1599 Globe, as well as the reconstruction process of the 1990s.

During the 30-minute guided tour, you will see how the "Wooden O" works today as an imaginative and experimental space. Tours are conducted in English, and complimentary information sheets are provided in French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, Greek, Hungarian and Czech.
  • Exhibition
  • Theatre tour

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Please use the Exhibition & Tour entrance, facing the Thames.

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Know before you go
As The Globe is a working theater, Globe Tours are not always available. When Globe Tours are not available, the visit to the Exhibition includes a tour to the nearby archaeological site of the Rose Theatre, Bankside's first playhouse.

Please note that Globe Tours might not be available during the theater season, as well as outside the theater season. During the theater season (late April - early October), Globe Tours are available all day on Monday and only in the mornings from Tuesday until Sunday.
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