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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 7902 1400
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Ranked #52 of 1,047 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Owner description: Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

I was not aware of the fact that you cannot just go in The Globe and take a look, you must go on a guided tour. This meant we had to go back the following day as we missed the last one (they seem to do them only from 9:30 to 12:30 every day). However, this was not a problem,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Fasninating, uplifting and fun Tour of the Globe Theatre conducted by a very knowledgeable, animated and engaging young Tour Guide. The young children in the group were as captivated as the adults for the full 45 minutes of the tour acquainting us with the Globe's fascinating history since 1599. We were particularly fortunate to go on Shakespeare's birthday and were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Guide was knowledgeable about the Globe theatre and its history, and made the tour very entertaining. He also answered lots of questions well. Tour lasted about 30mins and you can go into the museum as well. Hint: Make sure you take your photos during the tour, otherwise you will miss out - there's no photo time at the end! Highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

If you like Shakespeare this is the best of the best acting you will see! If you don't like Shakespeare then be assured you will become a convert! If you don't know anything about Shakespeare then this is the place to start!! This is how acting was done in the 17th century and they have stayed true to form. Tickets... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

If you are in London for Shakespeare, the Globe must be your first call, a stunningly successful reliving of the original. But if you want to explore the hidden history of Shakespearean London the geo-located iPhone app Shakespeare's London http://bit.ly/1riKkEB (normally £1.79) is available FREE for two weeks to celebrate Shakesoeare's 450th birthday. Tell you friends who may be interested.

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Buderim Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Having had Shakespeare 'forced' down my throat at school, I wasn't that keen to go to the Globe. However, I am so pleased we did!!! The theatre is a duplication of the original but that does not detract from the genius of the accoustics and construction. It is worth going to see just for the achitecture, but the bonus of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to visit. It was exactly how I imagined it to be :) our tour guide was great. The group was quite small so we could hear her. :)

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was one of my favorite parts of my visit in London. Full of awesome history and very knowledgeable tour guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

if you like theater you must go there! Very unique experience. it takes you back in time...Taming of the shrew was the best!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I was down in London doing my own thing and seeing places my other half has no interest in, so I could have a nice moan free trip :) I went to the National Theatre's Backstage Tours (see my review there) and the Globe. Our tour guide, Canis just had it from the off. He had the panache and air... More

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