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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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As You Like It - a real treat.

Picked up our cushions and pre-ordered our interval drinks with no trouble at all. Courteous staff. So much better than reading the plays at school. This is what it should be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lovely iconic theatre that focuses on Shakespeares works If your are standing i hope its not too hot as you are not allowed to sit down due to bizarre health and safely regulations I saw people in distress and having to miss parts of the play This is unacceptable Seating is uncomfortable especially if your are on the second tier.Purchase... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Picked up our cushions and pre-ordered our interval drinks with no trouble at all. Courteous staff. So much better than reading the plays at school. This is what it should be like! Living theatre... Only minor whinge was the fidgeting guy seated in front of us...but he was a minor irritation and maybe he had reasons for being unsettled. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Had a blast on the guided tour with our hysterically bawdy tour guide! For those who think you don't like Shakespeare, give it a chance and you'll change your mind. Our hour flew by! Great for teens too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

So cool! Loved seeing this and the tour was excellent. Next time we will plan to come for a performance - or at least part of one. Consult the guidebooks for the best way to do this. Apparently, because performances last for hours, people come and go, and you can as those leaving to purchase or have their tickets so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you’re a theatre lover – it’s something for you. We took the tour and it was well worth the money. Our guide was cheerful and lovely. She was bubbling with fun facts about the place and 16th century theatre in general. The place itself won’t seem stunning if it’s not explained properly. Did you know it was restored in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We came here to see a Shakespearean play since we were in onion. We saw "Measure for Measure". We sat in the upstairs section and had a "booth" to ourselves. The theatre is an outdoors area that is shaped to an almost full circle. The performers were good and the experience was wonderful. And the weather was wonderful. The only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Our family took a tour of the theater and learned a lot about the time period in which Shakespeare lived as well as Shakespeare himself. It was an amazing story of how it was built. The theater was incredible and made you feel like you were there with Shakespeare. The museum was very good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I agreed to go to a performance of Measure for Measure at the Globe because it was really important to my spouse. I was shocked to discover how much fun I had. And I'm hard to impress. The actors were superb. We had groundling spots which is standing in the yard. You can't sit except during intermission. I was worried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

No matter which play, they are always brilliantly performed at the Globe. We wanted the experience of standing in the yard like in Shakespeare's times. Well, we got it. The sun roasting us. In a different play I would have shouted "A shandy, a shandy! My kingdom for a shandy."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Saw Measure by Measure on the hottest night of the year in the standing section Well worth it fab to be so close to the action. Like other reviewers nearly fainted with the heat and standing but easy to get out free water easily available as well as beer from the bar. Highly recommend but book well ahead by Internet... More 

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Address: Address: 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, England
Phone Number: 020 7902 1400
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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