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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 #48 of 1,105 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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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We did the guided tour through the theatre; the guide was delightful and the history of the theatre was fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend if you are a Shakespeare fan. You won't be disappointed. Only caveat - bring a hat or a visor for the sun. It can get quite hot in the summer and fall. Great, great fun!

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A wonderful way to see Shakespeare as he intended. Feels like time travelling and the quality of the production. We saw was first Class. highly recommended.

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Hook, Hampshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I'm not a regular theatre-goer but thoroughly enjoyed A Comedy Of Errors at the Globe. An amazing venue that creates a unique experience. We sat on the first floor balcony but felt very involved in the play. The audience that stood around the stage, even more so. Highly reommended.

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Broadstairs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

After years of promising ourselves to come to a production, we finally made it. We did the tour some years back so experienced the wow factor then but this was the icing on the cake. We were at the opening night of "Doctor Scroggy's War" and what a thought-provoking but amusing production it was. A great night out. Advice: the... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Shakespeare play at the Globe theater for 5 GBP. Ok, the 5 GBP is for standing (for 2.5-3 hours). But it is so worth it! I have gone twice and loved it both times. The actors understand Shakespeare playfully style and go with it. Excellent!! One note: The theater is not the original Shakespeare theater, as that burned down a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I highly enjoyed seeing a play at The Globe Theatre with a highly affordable Groundling ticket. Yes, I stood up for almost three hours. Yes, I felt a bit like a cow herded into a large corral. Yes, I had to postpone a restroom break to keep my prime spot in front of the stage. And, yes, it was an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

While I was disappointed that I couldn't get a spot in the pit for Julius Caesar (my own fault), the tour was excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and as a bonus we got to watch a dress rehearsal of Comedy of Errors! The building itself is fascinating inside and out.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Unable to get tickets for a performance on the day we were in London we opted to do the Globe Theatre tour. It was excellent - very good value for a view behind the scenes with a hilarious female tour guide - obviously a member of the company! Although I thought I knew a lot about Shakespearean England I actually... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I had high expectations, and it exceeded them. The groundling seats are indeed the best, even though me feet hurt a bit in the second half. (Saw: Julius Caesar)

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