Enjoy fast-track entry to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the reconstructed historic 16th-century playhouse where Shakespeare worked. Included as a choice with your London Explorer Pass.

Your London Explorer Pass includes . . .

  • Fast-track entry
  • A guided behind-the-scenes tour
  • Tour sheets available in multiple languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese.

 

Step inside this faithful recreation of William Shakespeare’s iconic Globe theater which was once the centre of London’s notorious Bankside entertainment district.

Throughout the year, expert guides bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life in a 40-minute guided tour. You’ll hear stories of the 1599 Globe, learn all about its reconstruction process in the 1990s, and find out how the building works today as an experimental theatre space. Take a seat ‘within this wooden O’ – listen, absorb and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold.

Enjoy exciting live demonstrations in the public 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.

Did You Know

  • The two big pillars on the stage are one oak tree each – builders had to research and measure a lot of trees to find the right dimensions.
  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre holds 1,500 people, which is approximately half the number of the original Globe Theatre.
  • William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets during his lifetime, which works out to an average of 1.5 plays a year as he started writing in 1589.
  • Shakespeare had a curse inscribed upon his grave in Stratford-upon-Avon to discourage potential grave robbers from digging up his remains.
  • The original Globe theater burnt down in 1613 because of a miss-fired cannon during a Henry VIII performance. The only casualty was a man whose breeches had to be put out with a bottle of ale.

 

Using Your London Explorer Pass

Present your Explorer Pass at the admissions desks at the Guided Tours entrance.

Please note: We recommend you plan your tour early and beat the crowds, between 09.00 and 10.30, for a better experience.

How to Get There

London Underground
Southwark – Jubilee line
Mansion House – District & Circle lines
St. Paul's – Central line

National Rail Network
London Bridge
Cannon Bridge
Blackfriars 

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your Explorer Pass for the Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

 

March - October
Monday 09.00 - 17.00 (Tours every 30 mins from 09.30 - 16.30)
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00 (Tours every 30 mins from 09.30 - 12.00)
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00 (Tours every 30 mins from 09.30 - 12.00)
Thursday 09.00 - 17.00 (Tours every 30 mins from 09.30 - 12.00)
Friday 09.00 - 17.00 (Tours every 30 mins from 09.30 - 12.00)
Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (Tours every 30 mins from 09.30 - 12.00)
Sunday 09.00 - 17.00 (Tours every 30 mins from 09.30 - 11.00)

Closed:

Please check our Closure & Notices page for changings in opening hours and closure dates.

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Address:

21 New Globe Walk Londra, SE1 9DT

Telephone:

020 7902 1500