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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 #47 of 1,084 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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Orlando
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We made the mistake of going to the museum in the afternoon. There are performances going on in the afternoon and so you can't see the theater. The history and rebuilding of the theater was very interesting.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have always been a fan of the bard … so touring the Globe was on my list of "must see's" in London. But I was touring with my 3 daughters (14, 19 & 23) so I was not sure it would be great for all. I was delighted to see that it was. How? The tour guides are animate... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful (and cheap) thrill at the Globe. For 5 pounds you can get standing room tickets and lean on the stage, really close to the action. The production was wonderful. If you need a sit break, there are benches outside of the theatre. The staff are friendly and helpful. It's in a cool neighborhood, with lots to see and do,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I arrived at the Globe and went into a side entrance which apparently was for the theatrical box office. The girl who I asked for directions gave a barely verbal reply and couldn't be bothered to really help. So I wandered around til I found the correct entrance. There the greeter told me at least four times as if I... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre needs no Introduction. It is the recreation of the old Theatre where Shakespeare used to stage his plays. It is a faithful reproduction and is situated in Idyllic surroundings. We took the conducted tour which was very good. The Museum offered an insight into the life of Shakespeare. We missed the opportunity to watch a Shakesperean play... More

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San Fernando, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

As a child I dreamed of performing on the Globe stage, visiting England and walking the path of theatre legends and history but wrote it off as the Globe didn't exist . . . When the reconstruction opened in 1997, all I wanted to do was visit, see a show and soak in the energy that comes with the love... More

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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Last weekend we visited Shakespeare's Globe. The museum offered a great insight into the life and times of the Bard, we even watched a demonstration of how ladies dressed seeing how long it took and the incredible number of layers required. We then undertook the guided tour, which was a real treat as he allowed us to watch the last... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our third trip to the Globe and this time we took the tour in the morning and returned in the evening to enjoy Julius Caesar. The actors, the staging, and the open air theater made me feel as though I had stepped back in time (minus the smell of the pennypinchers of course). Highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Great venue full of history brought to life with excellent productions. £5 groundling (standing) tickets for the yard are an absolute bargain making it accessible to all... Be warned, productions can be long, so get in early to get a spot around the edge or by the stage where you can lean. Have been numerous times and it's always worth... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We finally got to a performance at the Globe, Titus Andronicus. A great performance and experience. Visiting for the tour (another past trip) is also worthwhile.

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