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The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

Address: 499 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone Number: 404-874-5299
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Ranked #12 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The home of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse on Peachtree Street has an enchanting history and a prime location in downtown Atlanta. We are a professional theatre with food and drinks available before each performance (and don't forget the apple crisp at intermission!)

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I go to see a Christmas Carol every year at this venue. It's awesome! Small performance, very well done. This year I bought tickets for the wrong date. I called and left a message on their answer machine at the box office. I hour later I received an email correcting the date and sending me confirmation for the new date.... More

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Having lived in London I have seen a lot of good Shakespeare but I was blown away by the talent and energy of the actors at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. I don't believe I have ever laughed as much at any other Shakespeare performance I have attended! I consider seeing a performance at the Tavern an essential stop on any... More

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Jasper, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I attended the preview showing of Twelfth Night. Wonderful show! The actors were fantastic! The particulars: 1. We parked at the Emory Midtown Hospital parking deck which is immediately across the street from the tavern. It was well-lighted. 2. We ate dinner at the tavern. It is done cafeteria style out of a kitchen located in the back. The food... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Went there on my birthday in August with my husband and 2 sons. We watched "A Midsummer Night's Dream", which was wonderful. The atmosphere is great, and you can watch the play while eating your Shepherd's pie or hot apple cobbler with ice cream. The food was not great, but the whole experience was very nice. Do arrive early if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I visited Atlanta for three days in Oct 2014 and on my last night in the city, I decided to head to The New Shakespeare Tavern for dinner and to watch a play. As a literature student previously, I enjoyed myself thoroughly! I watched Macbeth, and despite never having read the play before, the actors put up such a lovely... More

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Lancashire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a thoroughly enjoyable evening, whether you know any Shakespeare or not. The venue has a very casual, friendly feel, and the small band of cast/crew perform all the front of house jobs too. If I'm honest, the food wasn't great but that didn't spoil the occasion in any way at all. The production and performances were superb and,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It is such a treat to see Shakespeare at such a high level on a stage like the one in the Globe. The food is not too bad. Tavern style food. Yet one goes for the experience, the plays and quality of the troupe.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is amazing I have gone many many times, I take everyone who visits me from out of town because I just love this place. It's small so you always have a great seat!! When I first moved to Atlanta 7 years ago, I was taken here on a date and fell in love with this place. The food... More

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The play, "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" is seldom performed, but this Shakespeare Company does it all and what a delight it was! The volunteer hosts and hostesses were terrific, the food was good, and the play was the best. It does get very tight on the floor, and the tables are small. You may have to move your chair a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Perfect for a unique date night! Get there early, all seats are good but the upper seats are tight if you are going to eat. Seats can be uncomfortable for long plays. Great atmosphere, wonderful host and performers. An Atlanta MUST!

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