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The Globe Theatre, London

The Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the open air playhouse originally designed in 1599. Shakespeare wrote most of his plays for this theatre and acted on stage too.

There is an exhibition and tour to illustrate what life was like in London during Elizabethan times. Visitors can see the type of costumes that were worn, the instruments and music used on stage and the special effects that were used. The complex construction of The Globe in 1993 is also recorded using visual panels, commentaries and artefacts.

From April to October the Globe Theatre comes to life with a variety of Shakespeare’s plays. For full details of the schedule see the Globes website or call for more information.

Opening Times

Exhibition and theatre tour
23 April to 5 October
Open daily: 9am to 12.30pm (Theatre Tour and Exhibition)
1pm to 5pm (Theatre Tour and Exhibition - from 23 April the tour will be taken to the Rose Theatre site)

Sunday: 9am - 11.30am (Theatre Tour and Exhibition)
12.00pm to 5pm (Exhibition and visit to Rose Theatre Site)

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Ticket Prices

Adults £9
Seniors (aged 60+) £7.50
Students (with valid ID) £7.50
Children (aged 5-15) £6.50
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children) £25.00

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Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 020 7902 1500.

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Location Map

Find out how to get to The Globe Theatre with directions and maps from Google.
Shakespeare’s Globe
21 New Globe Walk

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