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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 #32 of 851 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Theaters, Other
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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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

How many "must sees" are there in London? Surely a criterion would be something you cannot see anywhere else, in which case The Globe qualifies. This is the faithful reproduction of Shakespeare's original Globe, brought about thanks to the late, great Sam Wanamaker. The tour is truly excellent and gives you a solid background to the project and history. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Did the tour first with Ruthie and then looked around the museum. While looking at the costumes we were invited to a presentation about costumes. This was done by Mick and Matt who were informative and entertaining. Our daughter visited earlier this year and she saw a sword fight demo. Our whole visit took about three and a half hours.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Was great to see the last standing thatched roof building in London! While it's only a replica of the globe all the work done to preserve this & replicate as closely as possibly is incredible! Loved the tour and the quirky gifts on offer in the store! Not to mention there is also an ability to watch shows in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I went with my family for a tour of the Globe Theatre and I have to say that it was (surprisingly) one of the best things we did in London! Our tour guide was so passionate and knowledgeable and told us a lot not only about the history of the theatre but also about London. We were all a bit... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My sister and I wanted to go inside, but they said that most people pay to see a show. We walked around the outside of it, but wish they offered other attractions with it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Well, it was our second time coming here for a play. This time I didn't understand a lot as I didn't know the play. But, the atmosphere was mindboggling again, the way the audience is in a way part of the play. Learnt quite something about Caesar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Best way to see this is to buy a ticket to a show and live it, but, if, like me, you are in town when shows are not being performed in the Globe space (there are shows year round in the Wanamaker candle-lit space), then the tour is the only way to go. It's quick and basic. I was told... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Tho this is a reconstruction on a site that is not original to the first Globe, they have done a remarkable job of recreating this theater. Our tour guide was knowledgable (he is a director of plays there) and we enjoyed the tour. Even better is to go a few blocks away to see the Rose - which is on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Came here in September 2014 to watch The Comedy of Errors. The replica theatre is beautiful and the atmosphere on an autumn night is magnificent. I would highly recommend visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the recreated globe theater (there's a plaque about a block away, near an apartment building for the original). I took the first tour of the day, before the crowds showed up, so the tour guide took us into some of the painted boxes on the upper level of the theater. The tour is fantastic. They cover the history... More

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