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“Fine Shakespeare in Atlanta”

The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
Ranked #34 of 292 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!)
Reviewed November 16, 2013

I teach Shakespeare classes in college, and I often take my smaller classes to performances at the Shakespeare Tavern. Not having pre-assigned seats can make the initial rush into the performance area a bit of a zebra push to the waterhole, and the cafeteria food-line can be a bit MacShakespeare. But the shows themselves are fun, and often are very well done. Comedies especially seem to work very well in this venue -- cast members stop, interact with the audience (much as they did in Will's time), and it's great fun -- students howl. I spend time each year at the Royal Shakespeare Company's performances in Stratford-upon-Avon, England -- and the performances at the Shakespeare Tavern -- while not, perhaps, attaining RSC stature -- can be a lot more fun. Comedies here, especially, are a great way to introduce young kids to the great man's plays.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We have been attending the Shakespeare Tavern irregularly for over twelve years. We will go frequently for a few months then not go for a half year, and so on. There are no surprises. It is a consistent, intimate, maybe even charming, venue to experience Shakespeare. We have attended better Shakespeare, from the Globe in London to Lincoln Center in NYC to Montgomery Alabama, but we appreciate the opportunity to get our Shakespeare fix in Atlanta whenever we need it. It is a valuable staple of the Atlanta cultural community.

Thank Bill3rd
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

The show is very interesting. However, you need to wait for an hour before the show, If you want a good place to sit. You can easily find parking across the street for a reasonable rate (5$ for six hours). It will take something around five hours for the show and food together. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in theaters.

Thank ramtinkargar
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Fantastic production, cast, crew, and great place to grab a bite while watching some of the best entertainment in ATL.

1  Thank Gene H
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The blend of very good pre-show dining (if you so choose) at a reasonable price, an excellent performance of Othello and an intimate, unstuffy venue makes Shakespeare very accessible to all guests. We were visiting from out of town and made a great choice in spending an evening here.

Thank Galooba
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