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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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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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Great value, an incredible experience

£5 for standing, like they used to do, and watching a Shakespeare play is probably the best value for money experience in London

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

£5 for standing, like they used to do, and watching a Shakespeare play is probably the best value for money experience in London

Thank Aliciablc87
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For making this building and venue possible. What a rare and wonderful experience to hear the bard's words brought to life by the finest actors. They make you understand when the words may not. A magical portrayal of Shakespeare's women by candlelight by Eileen Atkins will remain in my memory.

Thank JillConnecticut
Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice experience, i was expecting more to see but what you will hear from the guide will help you do the association! Do it only if you're a fan of theater

Thank Christeen123
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommend the tour and exhibition. Our guide was Allie and she was soo good, great sense of humour and very knowledgeable . Allow plenty of time for the exhibition, you could allow at least an hour. We are planning to go back and see a show.

Thank Lorraine R
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went too have a look around the outside of the building but way was barred by a jobs worth lady closing the gates to the public (5 minutes early). Walked around side and had a coffee in the small cafe open to the public. Could not see the prices of any performance being advertised; is this becuse they are expensive... More 

Thank RJHarris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I saw a play in Shakespeare's Globe Theatre last august. It has a lovely atmosphere. The ticket won't be expensive ıf you choose to see the play with standing

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

36 of use went on daytrip to the globe, not one complaint a great day out. The staff and guides were all well above average and made the memoriable for us all. The dressing display, using one of our party was good fun and some Knowledge was gained with much laughter. The tour of the theatre was also with lots... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go for a back-stage tour if you can. Then go and see a production; whether you go for the Globe itself, or the Sam Wannamaker Playhouse inside (stunning), you will not be disappointed.

Thank Andrew F
Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took kiddoes ranging from 7 to 25 to see this. It was informative, fun, and brought to life a theater during Shakespeare's time that he wrote for. It is a new version, and the history as to how it came to be is almost as interesting as the venue itself.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It may not be the original building, but the reconstruction of the theatre from that time is remarkable. The theatre is fairly small with wooden box seats, and is lit only by candle light but creates a unique atmosphere. The performance Cymbeline was superb! spoken in old English and using typical costumes of that era.

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