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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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How cool, a resized copy of the original Globe Theatre.

We went to the open day on the weekend. Despite massive crowds it was still really worthwhile and would be worth doing a tour. The theatre itself is very impressive and well worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I had been contemplating visiting the globe for a number of years but finally made it last week. the guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was enjoyable but was expensive at £13.50 for 40 mins. Also they had about 4 tours going at the same time and because of the size of the theatre you could overhear the other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We went to the open day on the weekend. Despite massive crowds it was still really worthwhile and would be worth doing a tour. The theatre itself is very impressive and well worth a visit. Looking forward to booking a play soon. £5 for standing only, then £17 for restricted views and £40 for best seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Walking tour of the Globe theater takes you inside the structure to view the stage and its environs with a fascinating tale of English society and the theater in the 16th century. Interesting facts include the how--and why-- of special effects....entrance fee also includes admission to the Globe museum, on the same grounds. Be sure to get the audio tour.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited with our 3 children. Show was awesome but one of my daughters would ask questions now and again so we were asked to leave lol. Don't bring inquisitive children!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We aren't big Shakespeare fans, but it was truly something to visit this theatre in person. Our guide was passionate and knowledgeable, and our group was a reasonable size. On our visit, tours on the half day, so plan accordingly. There is a museum to visit before or after the tour. Took us 15-20 minutes to see it (not big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Really nice theater with plenty of history. Definitely worth a visit! Lovely atmosphere and it was an enjoyable tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Glad I was able to visit this landmark. Although not the original theatre, this building is built just as the one from Shakespeare's day and just a little from the original site. Very informative tours and full of history. The tour guide had great knowledge of the history and the many performances that were once put on for the audiences... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Tour of the Globe Theatre was interesting. There was a small museum that gave some background information on Shakespeare and the theatre. Lauren was our tour guide, and she was quite animated--a real character. She gave us a lot of information about the history of the theatre (this is a replica of the original theatre, built in the 1990's),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We come a coupe of times a year - its a real treat - to sit in the round in the gods peering down watching Shakespeare played out as it was intended. A brilliant experience and a fabulous venue. Best bit - even our 15 YO teenage son like it! Come early and have lunch over looking St Paul's and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Its amazing to see the theater that displayed Shakespeare's many great works. This place cant be missed, especially if you get to see a show.

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