Shakespeare's Globe Guided Tours with Optional Shakespearean Afternoon Tea

Duration: 50 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, London
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  • 50 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

The iconic Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse in which Shakespeare worked, and for which he wrote many of his most famous plays! Their expert guide-storytellers provide a fascinating tour of the Globe Theatre auditorium, vividly recreating colourful stories of the 1599 Playhouse, the London Shakespeare would have known and the Globe reconstruction process in the 1990s. Their guides will also bring the theatre to life exploring how the ‘wooden ‘O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental space for performance.

Upgrade to enjoy an enchanting afternoon tea at Swan at the Globe, the theatres onsite restaurant following your tour. This experience puts a theatrical twist on afternoon tea, with plays such as ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as inspiration.Take in views of London whilst enjoying a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and sweet delicacies served on bespoke crockery decorated with illustrations inspired by the plays.

Visit: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT England

Step inside this faithful recreation of William Shakespeare’s iconic Globe theatre. Imagine it as it would have been at the centre of London’s notorious Bankside entertainment district.

Throughout the year their expert guides bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life in a 50 minute guided tour, with colourful 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’’ – listen, absorb and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold.


Inclusions
  • Guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (maximum 30 people)
  • Guided tour and Shakespearean themed afternoon tea, if option selected
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Visitors need to arrive at the entrance of the Groundling Gates on Bankside opposite the river, where a staff member will greet you at an outdoor information pod.
  • We advise visitors arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Duration of guided tour is 50 minute.
  • The Globe is a working theatre, tour times vary due to performance schedules or sometimes take place during rehearsals (giving you an exclusive look at the rehearsal process!).
  • Guided tours take place in all weathers.
  • There is no dress code, but we recommend visitors wear appropriate clothing and footwear as tours take place outdoors.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tuesday to Saturday afternoon tea is served at 1.00pm if option is chosen
  • Sunday afternoon tea is served at 12.00pm if option is chosen
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT England

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

50 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

247miked

29 Oct, 2021

Have been wanting to look over the fence for years and now it has been done. Ticket in hand, waiting in line, too early, browse the gift shop. Wife bought "Bill" a Shakespeare themed duck for the fish pond. Well I never. Intro and explanation about the current Globe and its historical beginnings. Audience participation is required so come with revision notes. The guide spoke in almost play like sentences, with actions. Very entertaining as well as informative. Tour around the whole site with access all areas bar(d) the stage. Lots of phots and memories. Will not forget the descriptive terms used for the street dwellers of the time. Can almost smell them now. Brilliant tour, expertly delivered.

163ollief

25 Oct, 2021

Mick, our tour guide, was so enthusiastic and charismatic that it was impossible not to smile the whole way through our guided tour. Great venue, great history, great tour!

HerbertHarry

14 Oct, 2021

Our guide was very knowledgeable and he made sure our small group was kept involved throughout this one hour tour. Full of interesting and often humorous facts. Well worth the money.

SuzJ66

01 Oct, 2021

Guide was excellent, really enjoyed our visit. Good value for money. Due to our 10 am slot didn't have the afternoon tea in the Swan. Would have been good for this to be open so we could have grabbed a coffee afterwards, instead of the Starbucks chain.

Bernie_B

26 Sep, 2021

Loved our tour of the Globe Theatre...Groupt not too large - Not too long but very interesting. Many thanks to all.

User's Picture Gallery

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The Globe Theatre

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View of St Paul's dome from our table at The Swan

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Menu for High Tea at The Swan

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High Tea at The Swan

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A side view of the stage.

This is the view from the Queen's Seat.

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NOTHING LIKE BEING IN THE HOUSE AS THE PLAY UNFOLDS

Built to scale, awesome

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Costumes from the Globe

Replicas of the Costumes that were used during Shakespeare's time and still used in the plays.

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Musical Instruments from the Globe

The types of musical instruments that were used at the Globe Theatre

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The inside of the Globe

The tour inside the Globe Theatre

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Shakespeare's Globe

The outside of the Globe Theatre from the Thames

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Globe visit

Lisa, Dawn and Toni at the Millennium Bridge across from the Globe theater.

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A Shakespeare Treat

The stage at the Globe Theater from the seats

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Bankside

The Globe theater!

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