Hear how Christmas was observed in Shakespeare’s time and the folk traditions that people practiced to welcome in winter.

From wassailing to the winter solstice, ‘kissing boughs’ to proper mince pyes, this family-friendly guided tour will tell the stories of Tudor Christmases and the traditions that are embedded in Shakespeare’s plays.

The tours are of the Globe theatre on the Southbank, but with a festive focus for this time of year.

The tours last an hour and cost £20 for adults, and £15 for children. They will run daily from Monday 19th December to Friday 20th December (except 24/25/26), and also a couple of dates in Jan and Feb.

The tours should be booked in advance from here.

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One comment
  1. Brian Butterworth says:

    “They will run daily from Monday 19th December to Friday 20th December” -> should be to 30th December.

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