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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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Address: 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, England
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+44 20 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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WHy go to Stratford? THe Bard is alive and well here

AVoid the crass commercialism of Stratford and go here instead. IVe been doing that for years and have been lucky enough to have seen every stage (Pun) of the building of the... read more

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

AVoid the crass commercialism of Stratford and go here instead. IVe been doing that for years and have been lucky enough to have seen every stage (Pun) of the building of the Globe. This is Shakespeare at its (His) bests,...the exits are interactive, user-friendly, and fun.... And there's a store for English teachers (me!)...I personally think the store could and... More 

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I went here with my family for a day tour because we were on a schedule and it was an amazing experience, while we were there during the day there were actors practicing a play for that night and the tour allowed us to sit in and watch before continuing. We would have loved to stayed for the show and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic reproduction building by The River Thames and very close to The Millennium Bridge that is close to Southwark Bridge. Even if you don't get to go in, it is still a great building to look at. Nearest tube station is Mansion House.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The production was amazing. This building was paid for by an American Airline pilot. Something like that. Build to 1500-specs. People were small then. Brit audiences are - touchy. The seat was tiny. If I moved, because I was cramping up - not that old then- I got dirty looks.

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Shimonoseki, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Experienced and mature players always make us pleased and satisfied. Even when it is raining, we can enjoy the performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in central London. An interesting piece of architecture and runs different shows and drama performances.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As there are no shows during winter, we needed to join a tour to see the Globe Theatre. There were quite a few stairs as you make your way to the top seats, but also plenty of sitting down to listen to the tour guide. A fascinating look into Shakespeare's time and the man who rebuilt the theatre for modern-day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this theatre on a short break to London, it's been on our list of must sees for some time and we weren't disappointed. It's easy to find on the south bank of the Thames not far from iconic places such as Tate modern and st. Pauls. We got there nice and early had a look around the displays... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took a tour of the theater and attended the accompanying exhibit, which featured Shakespearean costumes, sword fighting demonstrations, and history of the theater and the area. The tour itself was short and interesting, the tour guide was funny and enjoyable to listen to. The building itself is worth seeing, especially for anybody interested in theater or history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A truly authentic theatre setting. I have seen many different plays and other events here, and there is always a great atmosphere. The staff are mostly volunteers, who are happy to engage with, and help customers.

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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.
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