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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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I finally after many trips to London made it to the Globe. Our tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. Not hokey or silly (like so many tour guides) Any threatre lover must... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I finally after many trips to London made it to the Globe. Our tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. Not hokey or silly (like so many tour guides) Any threatre lover must visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide Jon was excellent and gave us some great information in an energetic and enthusiastic manner which we all enjoyed. The ticket includes the exhibition which I'd recommend allocating at least 30-40 minutes for prior to the tour starting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Globe our first night in London to see Merchant of Venice. As always with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the acting was superb. It was a chilly evening but we were prepared. The theater is outdoors but mostly covered. Authentic is the proper word as the best seats were benches without backs. You can and should rent... More 

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Wandering around this historical building & theatre in a guided way is really fun. Tour guides are entertaining & knowledgeable in theatre history. Yet, we are only treated as an audience before the curtain, no backstage area will be accessed. As 2016 is the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's birthday, there are a lot more interesting programs & exhibition. The Bank... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited with husband & son. Matthew was really informative & knowledgeable. He had boundless enthusiasm & we learned lots about the theatre's history. Had great fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Globe has been a favored destination for us each time we visit London. This time, we saw a reimagined Cymbeline (called 'Imogen' after the main female character) which was outstanding. The Macbeth was good, but the female lead (Lady Macbeth) was not projecting her lines so they could be understood. Regardless, the Globe is a must-see for any Shakespeare... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While it was interesting to see the inside of the Globe Theatre the tour was not worth the price. There really was no tour as we simply sat in a row of seats inside the theatre while the tour guide talked about the history of the various Shakespearean theatres in London. That was the sum total of the tour. No... More 

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I saw a daytime production of Imogen and was absolutely amazed by the outstanding cast and show! I wasn't sure how I would feel about seeing such a non-traditional version of a Shakespeare play but decided to give it a go and am glad I did. It was special to be able to see a performance at this venue. Dinner... More 

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We had a very informative tour around the Globe, with a very entertaining guide, who kept the whole group engaged as we walked around this recreation of the Globe theatre. The highlight of the tour was watching part of a dress rehearsal of Macbeth that was opening that evening. We checked to see if they had any tickets, totally sold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to see the globe with no expectations, but was pleasantly surprised . A really good exhibition with a great audio guide ( free ) followed by a guided tour, given by a guide with so much enthusiasm,I could have listened all day.

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