Alleyn walking tour

Alleyn walking tour

January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970

The Rose Playhouse

Please note: During the winter, Alleyn walking tours can only be arranged for groups of 10 or more by application to

Join us for a walking tour all about the extraordinary life of Edward Alleyn, the principal actor at The Rose Playhouse in the 16th Century. 

Amble along the streets of London with our knowledgable volunteer, visiting the site of Alleyn's playhouse and learning about Tudor theatre practice. The 2-hour tour will start at Moorgate Underground station and end at Farringdon Underground station, via theatre sites in the Barbican and Clerkenwell, as well as the office of the Master of the Revels. And for the Bard fanatics amongst you, there's some Shakespeare thrown in there too for good measure!


In the event of poor weather or a group size of fewer than 2 people, the tour will be cancelled and any bookers contacted as soon as possible.


Dates:  Mondays, as follows:

By private arrangement, as above.

Time: 2.00pm (We encourage participants to arrive early to ensure the tour starts on time.)

Tickets: £7 each, free for under 16s (max. 3 free tickets for under 16s per booking, after which we ask for £2 donation per youth). There is a 15p booking fee per ticket purchased.

Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult. 

Meeting point: Moorgate Underground, West exits 1 or 2 – outside Café Nero


Click here to book


The Rose is an indoor archaeological site; it is advisable to dress warmly because there is no heating. There are no toilets, so please use those at Shakespeare’s Globe, which is 200 metres away.

Booking Information

Box Office

020 7261 9565