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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  1-2 hours
Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition is the world's largest exhibition devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked. Housed beneath the reconstructed Globe Theatre on London's Bankside, the exhibition explores the remarkable story of the Globe, and brings Shakespeare's world to life using a range of interactive displays and live demonstrations.


  • Guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London
  • Tour the reconstructed Globe Theatre and see how plays were staged in Shakespeare's day
  • All-day access to the interactive Globe Exhibition
  • Actors, recordings and interactive displays bring Shakespeare's world to life
  • Upgrade to include a delicious afternoon tea at the Globe Theatre

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What You Can Expect

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition

Visit the exciting and often dangerous world of Elizabethan London where in 1599, Bankside was the entertainment center of the capital packed with gambling dens, brothels, bear-baiting pits and theaters. Ordinary people flocked to see Shakespeare's plays and they laughed, cried, shouted abuse at the actors, ate and drank during the performances.

As a visitor to the Exhibition you'll discover how shows were produced in the theaters of Shakespeare's time, from writing and rehearsals to music, dance and performance. Learn about the traditional crafts and techniques used during the process of rebuilding the Globe and find out how special effects were produced in Shakespeare's time - from thunder and lightning to flying on stage and realistic blood and gore.

Listen to recordings from some of the most Shakespearean performances ever or join the cast and add your own voice to a scene recorded by Globe actors. Create your own Shakespearean phrases in the word jungle, watch a sword-fighting display and browse the costume collection, where you can find out about the extraordinary methods used in creating clothes 400 years ago.

A visit to the Exhibition includes a guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre where storytellers take you on a fascinating half-hour tour of the auditorium. Journey through time to Elizabethan London with their colourful tales of the 1599 theater experience as well as the reconstruction process of the 1990's and how the wooden 'o' works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.

Afternoon Tea Upgrade Option

Before or after your visit why not indulge yourself with a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea served at the Swan Brasserie or Bar at the Globe Theatre? Here you can enjoy stunning views of the River Thames while savouring a delicious Afternoon Tea, complete with a glass of prosecco, choice of teas, sandwiches and cakes (see sample menu in itinerary section below). You will also reieve a guidebook to as a souvenir to your visit to the Globe.


Sample Afternoon Tea Menu:
Choice of Sandwiches:
Cucumber; Tomato & Dill; Scottish Smoked Salmon; York Ham & Mustard
Cakes & Scones:
Lemon Drizzle Cake; Swan Fruit Cake; Scones with clotted cream & Strawberry Preserve

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our guide, who was both knowledgeable and entertaining, was wonderful. It gives you a real insight into the world of William Shakespeare.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Really interesting and informative outing.

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