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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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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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If you like Shakespeare and theatre then you have the two in one place here because it may not be the original building but it's been built in the same area. The building is a... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like Shakespeare and theatre then you have the two in one place here because it may not be the original building but it's been built in the same area. The building is a close copy and you can learn how it was all done. Much of it being created with the same materials as the original and in... More 

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Was a bit apprehensive as Shakepeare isn't really 'my thing' visited the exhibition first, some great interactive exhibits. Then on to the tour, informative guide, not only about William himself, but also about the original theater and it's audiences, readily answered any questions . Now I need to see a performance ! A great tour for Shakespeare buffs and those... More 

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I have always considered myself a pleb as far as Shakespeare is concerned but the performance of Macbeth in the Globe blew me away. The atmosphere and power of the actors and music was superb. We stood in the yard. The best £5 I have spent for a long time.

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Great view of the outside and the exhibition was ok. Just upset that the live shows in the afternoon prevented me from taking a tour.

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We thoroughly enjoyed the staging and production if MacBeth. It had an interesting cast, unexpected costumes and modern interludes. I warn ticket buyers that the first two rows of seats in the gallery directly opposite the stage (north, facing south) is a blazingly hot place for a 2pm show. Rows 3 and 4 were just fine. I lucked into some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place with great history. True look into history, brings Shakespeare to life. Nice place to sit and dream back into history. Great gift shop, plus nice restaurant. Good stuff.

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Let me start by saying I've never been into Shakespeare at all but my wife always wanted to see it at The Globe.....how it's meant to be seen, don't know what I expected but I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! It was a modern interpretation of it and it was amazing! I caught myself hanging over the balcony, enthralled in what was happening... More 

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First experience of the Globe theatre, it certainly did not disappoint. The architecture was phenomenal, the actors were brilliant and the atmosphere was electric.

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Just saw Macbeth with family which was excellent. Performances by all the actors and actresses were excellent. Visual effects were very good too. As always, stuck to the original story line but moments of crowd interaction were comic. Seats are always awkward and one of on an end felt perched as the cushions seem too big for the bench but... More 

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A first visit in the Globe theatre for an matinee representation of Macbeth with a superb cast. The cushions are a must on the bench seats. Dazzling and full of surprises despite already knowing the story.

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