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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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Address: 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, England
Phone Number: 020 7902 1400
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker...
Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.Together, the Globe Theatre Company, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition

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If you can bag some on-the-day groundling tickets (standing) then you're in for a treat! Best value as long as you don't mind standing a while, but to be honest the shows are so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you can bag some on-the-day groundling tickets (standing) then you're in for a treat! Best value as long as you don't mind standing a while, but to be honest the shows are so well produced and performed that you won't notice that you're stood up. Also definitely worth taking a pre-show tour, bits of history and interesting facts about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a replica. Nothing wrong with that - the original burned down. It was a pretty neat adventure, walking through history like this, and seeing the various costumes and relics they had on hand. It's a good introduction to the theater of Shakespeare, and full of eye candy for those who love all things theater. We enjoyed our visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The GlobeTheatre is a "must do" for English teachers or History teachers, both primary or secondary. It places Shakespeare's context geographically and historically in a brilliant tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Really good attraction with excellent guided tour. Very good facilities including cafe with good quality, not too expensive, food. Our guide was very informative as well as very amusing. The exhibition had so much more to see than we anticipated we ended up staying much longer than we thought we would. It is really well set out with lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What an exceptional place to visit, with fascinating insight into the life of Shakepeare, his audience, the lives of people in that era, the constructions, clothing and music - all built on donations, is self funding and the employees demonstrate a passion, depth of knowledge and professionalism. What a contrast to the Tate Modern, which is a waste of tax... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

had a very interesting tour of the Globe Theatre -- more than a theatre, a great exhibition of props and costumes etc. Huge amount of photographs of the actors etc. Our guide was interesting and informative and we were lucky to be able to see a rehearsal. The indoor theatre was a plus. highly recommended - even the school tours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We did both the exhibition with audioguides, and the guided tour. The tour guide was very theatrical, and made the tour fun and interesting. It is such a quirky building, and it made us want to come back in the summer and see a performance. The audio guide exhibition could take an hour or so, if you listen to all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Got a guided tour of the Globe. Not a Shakespeare fan so I was pleased they made the tour more about the globe than Shakespeare. Probably since I had Shakespeare shoved down my throat in high school. Most of you all should know all about him in English class if you went to school in an English speaking country. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Do not miss the Globe theatre museum and make good use of the ear phones. You will learn about music, staging, costumes and best of all, hear selection of the greats from films and stage performances. Think - I come to bury Caeser with Marlon Brndo and several others. So, also with the Yorik speech from Halet and the Crispin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

if you're interested in Shakespeare plays and want to experience the unique atmosphere of the historic medieval Londoners then go and visit. It is just a few minutes away from London Eye and not too distant from the Borough Market. Worth the wile of a visit if you are on that side of the Thames anyway.

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