Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London: Hours, Address, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Theaters
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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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The area
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Neighborhood: Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
How to get there
  • Mansion House • 7 min walk
  • Cannon St • 8 min walk
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SaminahRafiq
Bolton, UK22 contributions
Dream come true
Jun 2021
One of my earliest memories was falling in love with Shakespeare's writings, the plays he wrote to grip an era and many generations to come. His works being world renowned applicable to all ages creed nationalities...the morality of his tales leave an imprint on your soul for life.

To go from drawing the Globe as a 6 year old for a competition to visiting it in person was truly a dream come true. No doubt if you a lover of Shakespeare's work you MUST come to this place and experience entertainment as a Elizabethan for yourself. It is the exact replica of the Globe built by Shakespeare which sadly burned down, the actual location of the original globe is a 5 min walk from the replica.

There are so many perks to this place you have to visit it for yourself, the aura is somewhat difficult to convey in writing, The materials used to build the globe are true to Shakespearean era, all rules apply as they were then: to stand in the crowd is the cheapest and then going upwards in price and status. For a 'groundling' ticket it is £5, it is £1 to rent a cushion to use to sit on the wooden seats...so on and so forth.

Keeping my eye out for tickets to see Hamlet, amazing no other words for it.
Written July 27, 2021
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Steve B
Beckley, UK209 contributions
Well worth a visit.
Very worthwhile visit which was delivered by a great tour guide (Sam) who made the talk informative whilst at the same time introducing some mild humour. The place is great to view inside and understand how it used to be back in the 17th century. A well preserved monument that all should go and see. Afternoon tea at the Swan was equally as good with great staff and of course sandwiches, scones and a pot of tea.
Written July 23, 2021
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Roma r
2 contributions
Global is great
Jul 2021 • Couples
If you are are Shakespeare fan you will enjoy this place. It's very much a time travel back to the glory days of old
Written July 22, 2021
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Alison R
9 contributions
Wokeo Wokeo
Jul 2021 • Couples
We were impressed with the covid precautions and felt safe. Lovely atmosphere on a hot summer's evening. The actors were keen and enthusiastic but..... I would love to be able to hear what the actors were saying, in places too much shouting, rapping . I'm all for different interpretations of the story but don't preach at me about patriarchy, suicide and how bad it all is, I already know!!! Dont drive away your patrons !! Wokeo Wokeo
Written July 18, 2021
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Emma
3 contributions
Romeo and Juliet a MUST see.
Jul 2021 • Family
Romeo and Juliet with Alfred Enoch was simply exquisite and outstanding. All of the cast were amazing and the play itself was original and thought provoking. Highly recommended not only for adults, my 16 year old daughter loved it. BRAVO to all of the cast an amazing evening of pure entertainment.
Written July 18, 2021
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Kate O
Oxford, UK23 contributions
Impressive and wonderful
Jul 2021
What an amazing place, we were lucky enough to catch the final few minutes of a rehearsal of a Midsummer Nights Dream so got to experience a little of what a performance would be like on top of a tour. So much bigger and better than I expected it to be, I can't wait to come back to see a show!

A special thank you to our guide who must me desperate for a few more rowdy Americans after groups like our interested, but Britishly quiet group with even our smiles covered by masks. We were delighted I promise.
Written July 8, 2021
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Gerard O
Weymouth, UK638 contributions
One of London's iconic venues, A must see
Jul 2021
LOCATION-wonderful location right by the river on the south side, very easy to get to and within walking distance of most of the city centre

STAFF-all of the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly- we watched Romeo and Juliet-

FOOD-very limited food available on the premises

ATMOSPHERE -Fantastic atmosphere-- something that you really should do if you are in London

PRICE/VALUE-mid to high value but worth it
Written July 8, 2021
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Rustem H
Northolt, UK2 contributions
One of the most disappointing theatre experiences I have had
Jul 2021
This used to be my favourite London theatre, where I saw some wonderful shows, so I am really puzzled how this company could allow themselves to drop to the level of a school production. Today's "Romeo & Juliet" is easily the most disappointing theatre experience I have had. The director managed to drag Shakespeare down to her own mediocre level. I am sure this dumbed down production is aimed at young people, but if this had been my first theatre experience, I would have said, thank you very much, never again... If you want to spend a nice afternoon filled with some culture, there are many better ways to spend your time and money.
Written July 7, 2021
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Landry G
Greater London, UK11 contributions
Must-Do !!
May 2021
This theater is amazing, it has some unmissable plays!
It's a good place to spend the weekend with friends or family.
Written June 26, 2021
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TheSpecialJuan
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom51 contributions
A Midsummer Nights Dream - Fantastic!
Jun 2021
We watched A Midsummer Nights Dream here whilst on holiday in London as a family and it was absolutely fantastic. We had to wear masks during the performance and the audience was very socially distanced but that made us feel safe and didn't detract from a great evening, bravo to everybody involved!
Written June 21, 2021
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