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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 1,100 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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Portsmouth
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I have now been to the Globe three times (twice to see King Lear and once to see Julius Caesar) and I've got to say it's one of my favourite theatres. The staff are plentiful, helpful and very cheery. Everything is organised to a T. The acting is brilliant, the shows classics (obviously) and the atmosphere seems very authentic, including... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliant venue for Shakespeare (of course), but the play I saw was fantastic too, a great combination

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Portland, CT
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I like Shakespeare's plays but admit to trouble understanding them. The productions here are world-class, best actors, completely understandable. Best Shakespeare play I ever saw. Performed as in Shakespeare's day in an open air theatre. If you can, buy a seat in one of the bays - at least the 3rd row in to avoid the sun and rain. There... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

While the tourist attraction bit is fine, this place should not call itself a theatre. The actors are great, but the crowd is a bunch of rowdy tourists who talk during the performance. Of course, if you could hear the performance you might not have to listen to the rowdy children. On the other hand, the place looks great and... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The theatre is like a trip back in time. The performance of Julius Caesar was great. The extras in the audience really stepped it up. Everything pre-show and at intermission was great; there were minstrels and puppet shows and lots of other stuff going on. The snack and beer stands are not too overpriced and have a decent variety of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We'd visited the Globe before to do a tour but wanted a return trip now that the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is open. Muse of Fire seemed ideal - a piece of theatre done as a tour for children against the backdrop of the fire that destroyed the first Globe. Wonderful performances and great fun culminating in a trip inside the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The exhibition and tour of the Globe Theatre was amazing - a real highlight for me. The exhibition is interesting and informative. Do not miss the costumes, and the sound booths featuring many Sirs and Dames of the theatre. The theatre tour is a MUST! Canis, the tour guide, was absolutely fantastic - informative, theatrically engaging, hilarious. A real asset... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Not a particular fan of Shakespeare's works, I was not sure if I would like this type of theatre but decided to give it a try to experience The Globe if nothing else. We were luck to get the last few seats in the first tier just days before the afternoon performance. Seeing his work performed by an excellent and... More

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went to this with a group of friends, some keen Shakespeare fans, others less so and we all came away saying what a brilliant performance we had seen. We had booked seats in the lower level seating area and were glad we had done so as there were a couple of showers. All the cast played their parts perfectly but... More

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Watford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I've been to a couple of plays at the Globe before, but I went on the tour when family came into town for a visit. It was a well worked tour. Didn't go to any of the backstage areas, but you got a good up close look at the stage as well as a in depth explanation of how things... More

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