Globe Theater

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1 hour and a half
London, UK
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The authentic Tudor exterior and thatch roof (the only one in London) are preludes to what awaits you inside The Globe: an exquisite and architecturally accurate recreation of Shakespeare’s original theatrical home. Led by an expert guide, you’ll see in your ‘mind’s eye’ just how The Bard’s plays would have been performed and received. You'll get a visceral experience of a time when it was allegedly fine to throw oyster shells at characters you didn't like. Sit in the tiered, wooden seating that housed the better-heeled members of society, and see how the audience enveloped the stage in a near circle. Along with the audio guide’s colorful stories of the 1599 Globe (they loved blood and gore, and seeing characters fly on stage), you’ll get a sense of the raucous atmosphere and how the comedies, tragedies and histories came alive for people from all walks of life.
Along with the audio guide’s colorful stories of the 1599 Globe (they loved blood and gore, and seeing characters fly on stage), you’ll get a sense of the raucous atmosphere and how the comedies, tragedies and histories came alive for people from all walks of life. And should you need an ale or two to slake your thirst there’s The Swan Bar & Restaurant. A more elegant affair than would have been available to Shakespeare’s customers, it has stunning views of the Thames and St. Paul’s, as well as an impressive food and drinks menu.

Location

Opening hours

  • March - October
  • 09:30 - 16:30 (Monday)
  • 09:30 - 12:00 (Tuesday - Saturday)
  • 09:30 - 11:00 (Sunday)
  • November - February
  • 09:30 - 16:30 (Monday - Sunday)

Included

  • Admission
  • Tour
  • Access to the exhibition
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