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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
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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This is an impressive replica of Shakespeare's original Globe Theatre. It's a few blocks away from the original, but it's nicely situated by the river!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an impressive replica of Shakespeare's original Globe Theatre. It's a few blocks away from the original, but it's nicely situated by the river!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Midsummer Night's Dream......... with Helenus, not Helena. Say no more! Took twenty minutes to work out what was going on (in a play seen 20 times or more!) Great atmosphere; modern day dress. Everyone having fun. A great afternoon, even if you've been 20 times, or never been before!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited The Globe to see performance of Imogen. Have always wanted to see Shakespeare here and the venue lived up to my expectations. Even the weather behaved. Dry and fine September evening. Loved the performance and whole experience. Husband was very pleased he could take a cold one in with him to help him endure culture (heathen)!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We'd done the tour of the exhibits at the Globe before although each time we visit they've added new things. Give yourself a couple of hours to do that then grab a bite at the Swan pub upstairs. We were able to see a play here at last and that was great fun. We didn't choose the cheaper groundling tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I confess I’m a complete Shakespeare enthusiast, so spending time at the Globe Theatre was at the top of my must-do list for London. About 13 years ago, I saw a marvelous production of Taming of the Shrew as a “groundling,” and I was determined to see another performance the exact same way. Watching this fall’s production of Macbeth mere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not a big tour person, preferring to discover places on my own and at my own pace. However, I ventured onto a tour at the Globe and I'm glad I did. Besides the view of the theater, I learned some tidbits that I'd most likely would have never known (e.g. It was better to be seen than seeing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really loved this tour. A friend said it wouldn't be worth it but I am so glad we did it. We couldn't get tickets because we didn't book far enough in advance to a show but Canice? Our tour guide couldn't of done a better job!!! Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was girls 43rd birthday treat. Book a 4 birth in the top circle. Fantastical view, awesomeness building, loved it. Lovely wood. The show was pretty cool, never read any of Williams work, never studied it, watched Gnomeo and Julliet. So didn't really have a grip of the plot. But good times.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Up until recently you could see excellent quality shakespeare at a bargain price With mark rylance in charge and his successor this was guaranteed. Sadly the new regime are pushing out 2nd rate plays , last nights macbeth was a complete shambles in every way playing down to the crowd Do the tour as its a hell of a building

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is no metro stop for this attraction. My tour bus did not go near either, so I took a taxi which was very easy. I took the guided tour and enjoyed the stories and history of what it was like to view a performance from back in the day. The guide was knowledgable and funny. Gift shop had fun... More 

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