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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
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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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Where else can you go and see a Shakespeare play with the theatre and the costumes almost exactly as it was? And for just £5!! This is such a special place for me and I always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Where else can you go and see a Shakespeare play with the theatre and the costumes almost exactly as it was? And for just £5!! This is such a special place for me and I always love the productions. If you struggle to understand Shakespeare , don't worry the actors are so good at making it understandable for everyone. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Exhilarating funny sad exciting and singularly fantastic is how I describe our evening at The Globe with athe Merchant if Venice Everybody was enthralled and reacted to everything that happened onstage An amazing famous cast and a fast moving performance left us all wanting more more more at the end I can't wait to go again Thank you Globe a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

took the tour and the tour guide was very friendly and funny!!!! it was very informative and we also got to see how people were dressed and a couple of sword fighting examples! unfortunately i didnt get to see the play but this was the best part of my trip to london

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The globe is currently showing a series of plays and standing tickets are just 5 pounds ("groundlings"). We say the Merchant of Venice. Though the play is long, the experience is well worth it! A the celing is open, avoid going on chilly, windy and rainny days

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Words cannot express how fantastic this experience was to me. Im sure if I was a biggest Shakespeare fanatic I could pull of an appropriate quote here. This was like LIVING in a piece of history. Watching the Merchant of Venice, in the painstakingly, lovingly resurrected Globe Theater on the site of the original using true Elizabethean era building techniques... More 

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Los Gigantes, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Saw the Merchant of Venice - our first visit to the Globe. It won't be the last. Brilliant in every way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We again took time to see a play here during our visit to London with family and friends. As you like it, another classic comedy. The players are nothing short of fantastic actors, without exception worked so hard to entertain and be true to the spirit of the writer. If you never see another play you should see anything here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I'm not a Shakespeare fan but my wife had always wanted to visit here, it proved to be a very interesting building and story and well worth a visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and often went to the theatre in Stratford. Many years ago I did the Globe tour in the winter and promised myself to go to see a play one day. i booked tickets online for As you like it - something quite lightweight. Tickets for seats on a bench in the middle tier were £36... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We went to see The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe - a matinee performance, which maximises the reconstruction of the experience. As ever, the theatre provides a magical setting for Shakespeare's plays and it was good to see a performance which was not afraid to extract the raw drama from the play (previous productions I have seen have tended... More 

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