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Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day London City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Unique experience
  • Historical theatre

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: +44 20 7902 1500

Web site: http://www.shakespearesg...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Throughout the year: Check website


Ticket type Charge
General: 11.5 £
Students and 60+: 10 £
Children (5-15): 7 £
Children (under 5): Free

Public transport:

  • Northern Line: London Bridge station
  • Jubilee Line: London Bridge station

Address: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

Things you need to know:

  • Today's Globe Theater is a reconstruction of Shakespeare's former Globe Theater
  • It opened in 1997
  • It was rebuilt in unbelievable details with tools authentic to the 17th century
  • The theater stands a few hundred meters from its original location
  • The original Globe was built in 1599 and was operational until 1642
  • In 1613 it burnt down and was rebuilt a year later
  • This is where Shakespeare's plays were performed in daylight to both nobles and poors

What to do there:

  • Join one of the fascinating guided tours (each 15-30 min) included in your ticket
  • Visit the exhibition under the theater that explains Shakespeare's life, the London he lived in and his theater

Tips & Insights:

  • If you are going to see only one Shakespeare play in your life, then this is the place you should see it

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre features in these preplanned City Guides: