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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 #48 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We are preparing our youngster for her return to school in September, as wicked parents we don't believe school holidays should get in the way of any form of torture that involves learning! So today was a recce on the Exhibition and tour and to our pleasant surprise it wasn't such a torturous experience for our 10 year old. We... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Book well in advance for shows in Summer, we booked in May for July and were lucky to get even restricted view seats. The production was excellent, and the venue is certainly unique giving me a new appreciation of what seeing these plays in Shakespeare's time may have been like. It can get very hot in the theater so dress... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A fantastic afternoon of theatre. We could only get restricted view seats in bay A of the ground floor, but the seats didn't detract from our enjoyment. You felt right in the middle of the action. Definitely advise renting a cushion - it makes a difference!

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If there has to be one more reason for you to go back to London, this is it. You will be transported back in time hundreds of years when you walk in the doors of the Globe Theatre. From the troubadours to the groundlings, from the split-timbered walls to the thatched roof, you will be part of the Elizabethan era.... More

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São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As all Shakespeare fans are aware, a visit to London means getting up close to Shakespeare's world through his Globe. Even though it is not the original theatre where his plays were set on stage, this one rebuilt by Sam Wanamaker is a faithful recreation, having everything an Elizabethean theatre would have had. We had the greatest pleasure in attending... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

During our tour we were fortunate to be able to see about 10 minutes of rehearsal, it was an exciting look behind the scenes. Our guide did a great job of explaining the history of the new Globe Theater and its place in history. One day I'd love to come back and see one of Shakespeare's plays performed here.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It is a very small theater we had to stand but who. Cares it was a lot of fun.they preformed a Shakespeare piece that was quite enjoyable

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Prescott Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Friends that I went to college with and I had the great pleasure of seeing "Julius Caesar" at the Globe Theatre. What fun! We had seats up in the balcony so you could see everything that was going on around you, including the audience standing near the stage. I would suggest that everyone attend a play at the theatre if... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a must see for anyone that studies English Literature. Its built to spec as they did back in the day. One piece of advice is to know what plays they are putting on at whatever date you are wanting to go. I was a Groundling and my elbows was on the stage. And being typical London, it was... More

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Benalla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went to see Titus Andronicus at the Globe.We sat in the centre lower stalls and the view was great.This production was the best I have seen.They used the yard to full advantage but to the detriment of the groundlings who were pushed and shoved to make way for the rolling platforms.The show is extremely confronting with the bloody violence... More

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