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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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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition

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If you have an interest in theatre, but particularly medieval theatre, this is a great tour to take in London. Of course if you can see a performance as well, so much the better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you have an interest in theatre, but particularly medieval theatre, this is a great tour to take in London. Of course if you can see a performance as well, so much the better. Prior to the tour you have the opportunity to read more about Shakespeare and where his plays were enacted in the 15th century. The current site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit (especially on a sunny day as the theatre is open to the elements). There's a great atmosphere and the ticket prices are reasonable. Can't vouch for every production but the one I saw was superb!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had seen a play at the Globe many years ago, but this time I went on a tour of the theatre with my family,.. and I really liked the behind the scenes tour. The tour guide was excellent and we enjoyed his personality and humor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited The Globe this week and saw Measure for Measure. What a fantastic production and cast!! Here are some quick tips that might help other visitors. 1. Plan ahead and spring for the seats. While indeed they are only bench seats, the people standing for 3+ hours were looking quite tired by the end, even started seeing ppl leave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Get there in the morning and do the guided tour. It gives a very good insight to how / why the globe was built as well as a feeling of what it would have been like to watch and listen to a play in the original. This takes about 40 min. You can now pop in and out during the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

my wife and I went to the Globe to watch Richard II and I have to say it was brilliant. I am not a fan of Shakespeare having hated English at school so I went really as it was something that my wife wanted to do. For the first 15 minutes, I struggled to follow the poetry but then my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

we arrived but there was a play on which was in mandarin...I dont speak mandarin otherwise id happily pay for the play so I could go in but to me it just seems unfair to not let us go in just because a play is on in a language we dont understand. The whole globe is barricaded off to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went to the globe with the intention of doing the tour and booking a play. The tour was fantastic. They get actors to take large groups around the globe and tell you the history of the old globe and the new one. The exhibition was very detailed and interesting as well. They do tours rain hail of shine and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was my fifth time on a Globe tour. I've done the indoor tour of the theatre three times, but when it's close to time for a performance there the tours instead go outdoors to show a nearby theatre being excavated. I suspect that people may avoid the second tour since we were the only ones to take it on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

OK - I am a bit Shakespeare obsessed but even when it's bad The Globe is worth a visit. This time I saw Richard II at The Globe and Henry V at the Sam Wanamaker. The latter was a one off 'Read or Dead' so I won't review that. The Globe Theatre: you've never had an experience like it. It... More 

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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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