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The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
Ranked #32 of 291 things to do in Atlanta
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Owner description: The home of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse on Peachtree Street has an enchanting history and a prime location in downtown Atlanta. We are a professional theatre with food and drinks available before each performance (and don't forget the apple crisp at intermission!)
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2012

We saw the Merry Wives of Windsor tonight and could not have been more pleased. My wife and I have experienced several of the bard's works and thought this was the best we had seen due to the combination of atmosphere and acting. My teenage children thorougly enjoyed themselves as well. As with all Shakespeare, it really helps to do some research on the play beforehand, which we did, but this perfomance would have been enjoyable without any knowledge of the play anyway. The playhouse is a great way to experience Shakespeare and we will definitely come back. The food was not anything special, but it was just fine especially considering the very reasonable price. Drinks were also very reasonably priced.

Visited April 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cheesy but fun”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

My husband and I went to Shakespeare Tavern for our anniversary. We had never been before and thought it would be nice to try something new. Overall we had fun. We ate dinner before at another restaurant and arrived at the tavern right before the performance. I was able to purchase some wine, even though the kitchen was closing. The place was very crowded so we sat in the back. The people who volunteer were eating their dinner behind us which was a little distracting but not really a major issue.The actors were good and presented a modern spin on Shakespeare. It was very entertaining and although it seemed kind of cheesy we had a good time.

Visited April 2011
2 Thank I_L0ve_Travel_Too
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Shakespeare + wine + beer + food = Fun”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

If you like Shakespeare and enjoy wine or beer this is the place for you. I totally love it. The food was pretty good. I tried the Coq au vin and enjoy every single bite. Wine bottles were decent and affordable. The Play was awesome, well performed characters and good acting. I will recommend any of the plays here. Can’t way to go back myself!

Visited October 2011
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17 reviews
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“Good theatre; fun atmosphere.”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Sit and enjoy a pint or dinner with your Shakespeare. Usually well-acted, especially the comedies, with live musicians. Very accessible. Plan to have †he apple crisp at intermission.

Thank ellrigg
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Atlanta, Georgia
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84 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Wonderful cultural experience”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Our children will sit and watch Shakespeare here. what more can I say - they ask to return. The cast is always great, the experience entertaining - we will keep comeing back. You will not be disappointed.

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