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Ever wondered how the spectacular costumes are designed, how simple plywood can be fashioned to look like fine drawing room paneling, or how sets can be built to look like impenetrable stone castles? Perhaps you’ve pondered what goes into creating the simulated food, grand statues, whimsical puppetry, or elaborate headgear seen onstage.

Whatever your area of interest, the Globe’s experienced, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic docents are sure to entertain you with interesting tidbits and fascinating stories as they guide you through the backstage areas and craft shops of our three theatres. You’ll also learn of the Globe’s rich history and a little something about each of the current plays running, whether it’s a well-loved classic, a contemporary Tony Award-winning play, or an exciting new musical.

Tours are open to children in grade 3 or above and to adults of all ages.

Walk-up Tours are available on select Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. No reservation is required, but we recommend that you contact us ahead of time to be sure we’re offering tours on the day of your visit. 

Private Tours (for groups, schools, clubs, etc.) are by reservation only. These tours are typically scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays at 10:30 a.m, though other days and times may be available.

Tour length: 90 minutes.

Tour cost: $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. One complimentary adult admission for every 10 students (up to three free adults).

For more information, or to book a private tour, please email us at GlobeLearning@TheOldGlobe.org.

Please note: The Globe’s year-round technical, rehearsal, and performance schedules may preclude visiting certain theatre areas on any given tour.