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Educational Tours

Follow the Bard Tour

This interactive tour is specially designed for middle and high school student groups wishing to delve more deeply into the details of Shakespeare’s plays and characters. Our knowledgeable guides offer a fantastic way for students to explore Shakespeare’s times and test their knowledge of his plays. Students explore various locations* on The Old Globe complex to discover a variety of hidden props and costumes that relate to specific plays. The tour gives students an exciting and amazingly fun opportunity to show off their knowledge of the Bard and to learn much more. A comprehensive activity packet with Shakespeare information, a quiz and game, posters, and more is provided to each teacher for follow-up activities in the classroom. Students receive their own posters and participate in a drawing for additional gifts.

Age Appropriateness: Adaptable for students grades 3-12 and adults.
Tour Length: 90 minutes
Date/Time: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., by reservation only
Fee: $5 per person (students and teachers). Payable in advance, non-refundable. One complimentary adult admission for every 10 students (up to 3 free adults).
Minimum Tour size: 10 people (any combination of students/teachers)
Maximum Tour size: Up to 70 total, including accompanying adults. Arrangements can be made for back-to-back tours for as many as 140 participants in a 4 hour period.

* The Old Globe’s year-round schedules might preclude visiting some theatre areas on any given tour.

For more information, or to book a tour, please send an email to GlobeLearning@theoldglobe.org.



Behind the Scenes Tour

Discover how the magic is created with a Behind the Scenes tour of The Old Globe including a backstage look at the Globe’s theatres.*

Learn how the spectacular costumes are built; how the Scene Shop can make simple plywood look like fine drawing room paneling or an old barn; and how they built impressive sets to look like a stone castle, the “Grinch” storybook scenes by Dr. Seuss, or a remote island surrounded by water. Learn about the simulated food, statues, puppets and elaborate, fanciful headgear created by the Properties Department, and see their miniature bug orchestra in a glass case backstage. In addition, learn something informative about each of the current plays running, whether it’s a classic or, perhaps, a contemporary Tony Award-winning play or a new.

Age Appropriateness: Students grades 3 and above, adults, seniors.
Tour Length: 90 minutes
Date/Time: Groups for students and/or adults are by reservation
on select Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Tours for this month will be available on Saturdays and Sundays.

To make a reservation, please contact GlobeLearning@TheOldGlobe.org.
Fee: $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors.  Payable in advance, non-refundable. One complimentary adult admission for every 10 students (up to 3 free adults).

* The Old Globe’s year-round technical, rehearsal and performance schedules might preclude visiting some theatre areas on any given tour.

For more information, or to book a tour, please send an email to GlobeLearning@theoldglobe.org.