Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition Ticket
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Visit Bankside, the Soho of Elizabethan London, and experience today’s working theatre. Shakespeare’s Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599 where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed.
Based under the Globe Theatre, our engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. A fascinating guided tour inside the theatre reveals the story of its reconstruction and gives an exciting insight into the working life of the Globe. Tickets include the 40-minute guided tour of the theatre, plus an all-day ticket to the Exhibition.
Guided tours of the theatre last approximately 30 to 40 minutes and the exhibition is self guided with an audio guide (included from 01 Nov). Information sheets are available in English, large print, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Chinese and Japanese.
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.
Visitors to the exhibition can discover how shows were produced in the theatres of Shakespeare's time, from writing and rehearsals to music, dance and performance. There are opportunities to learn about the traditional crafts and techniques used during the process of rebuilding the Globe; to find out how special effects were produced in Shakespeare's time, to listen to recordings from some of the most memorable Shakespearean performances ever, or join the cast and add your own voice to a scene recorded by Globe actors; to create your own Shakespearean phrases in the word jungle; to watch a sword-fighting display and browse the costume collection, where you can learn about the extraordinary methods used in creating clothes 400 years ago.
A visit to the Exhibition includes a guided tour of the theatre where expert guide-storytellers provide fascinating half hour tours of the auditorium, taking visitors on a journey through time back to Elizabethan London as well as the reconstruction process of the 1980's-90's and how the wooden 'o' works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.
An exhibition visit and theatre tour lasts about one and a half hours. Information sheets are available in English, large print, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Chinese and Japanese.
NB: There is no access to the theatre during matinee performances. Visitors will be taken to the nearby archaeological site of the Rose Theatre, Bankside's first playhouse.
Exhibition Opening Times
|15 Oct - 31 Jan:
||10.00 - 17.00 (Exhibition & Globe Tour)
|01 Feb - 20 Apr:
||09.00 - 17.00 (Exhibition & Globe Tour)
|21 Apr - 14 Oct (Mon):
||09.00 - 17.00 (Exhibition & Globe Tour)
|21 Apr - 14 Oct (Tue - Sat):
||09.00 - 12.30 (Exhibition & Globe Tour)
13.00 - 17.00 (Exhibition & Rose Tour)
|21 Apr - 14 Oct (Sun):
||09.00 - 11.30 (Exhibition & Globe Tour)
12.00 - 17.00 (Exhibition & Rose Tour)
|24 - 25 Dec:
Tours begin every 15-30 minutes during opening hours and last approximately 30 to 40 minutes. The Exhibition takes approximately 45 minutes to view so we recommend an hour and a half (minimum) for a visit.
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