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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 #30 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Theaters & Stadiums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyable and informative. Our guide was knowledgeable and able to field all questions presented to him. Can fully recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The museum and the tour was really nice (included in the London pass - recommend it). We visited the museum while waiting for the next tour. The museum give you a nice timeline of Shakespeare, his work and quotes. The tour was really nice, you get to know about the history of the place. When we were there we saw... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Ok, I'm an actor, and I love Shakespeare in that annoying purist kinda way but going to the Globe in London would just about please anyone, fan of the Bard or not. Go the Groundlings and pay your five quid to stand down in the pit where the common folk would have sat in Willy's day and you'll find yourself... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Globe many times and it has always been a very enjoyable experience but this was our first visit to the Playhouse. The production we saw was The Knight of the Burning Pestle which was superb and we laughed throughout the 2.5hrs. But this review is really about the performance space which is very intimate with... More 

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Havelock, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Shakespeare was never the highlight of my high school or college career. In fact, I always dreaded cracking one of his books. But we were in London and there's no denying Shakespeare's influence on London and the world. It was quite surprising! I truly enjoyed my time in the museum portion while waiting for our tour. They have such interesting... More 

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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Neither my wife or I were confident about understanding the play with no background in Shakespeare however we saw a Comedy of Errors and it was simply brilliant. The venue itself was a star, the actors brilliant and the play itself great even for Shakespearean neophytes like us.

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Bacup, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Very informative and not rushed. Perfect amount of information to take in and small enough groups to be able to ask questions and engage with the speaker.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Just a quick visit to the theatre to get a feel of its construction, as the they're was 'dark' at the time. Well worth a visit. Good shop too!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a very interesting place to learn facts in modern time and know what had happen when we Weren't born.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My experience at the Globe Theater has been the highlight of my 7-day visit to London. My review is not of the building or the exhibits. I've traipsed through countless museums, castles and cathedrals in over a dozen trips to London (business). Ho-hum. What made the Globe Theater stand out, was the amazing guided tour. Our tour guide, Francis, brought... More 

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