Discover the plays of the Bard of Avon the way they were meant to be seen, at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. an authentic reproduction of the open-air theater once established by the playwright's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men. The modern playhouse sits roughly 230 m (750 ft) from the site of the original. Between performances, take a guided tour of the theater, and browse exhibitions highlighting Shakespeare and theater in the 16th and 17th centuries. If watching a play while exposed to the elements doesn't appeal, the adjoining Jacobean theater recreates the style of indoor playhouse for which Shakespeare also wrote. Plan to visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended London attractions using our London vacation planning app.
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre reviews
Good tour around this and good shows like antony and Cleopatra and a midsummer night's dream which had David Tennant in more »
Last time we were in London we visited the Globe for a walk round tour, which was absolutely fascinating. Our last trip we ensured our seats at a play to experience the true Shakespeare feel. It... more »
We took a tour of the Globe, as we were interested in the history and the commentaries on Shakespeare's social environments. This Globe is a reconstruction of previous iterations from 1599 and 1614..... more »
Had a fabulous experience here seeing A Midsummer Nights Dream with my kids. Brilliant show with amazing talents. Highly recommend going - an absolute “must do”. I am so impressed how they managed to bring Shakespeare to life and more so make it so accessible to young kids! Well done. Big thank you to all the staff and security for helping to find an item ist by my child. Over and above with their kindness and help. Thank you.
Such a great place to visit for a show. And the fact they still do £5 tickets is amazing. I try to go every year. The cast are always great at bringing Shakespeare to life. I recommend buying standing tickets for £5, going about an hour early to stand in the queue and you'll be near the front. That means when they let you in you can go right up to the stage and lean against it. It makes the standing manageable. And the cast often come down into the "pit" so you really get to feel part of the show.
Saw a super fun production of A Midsummer Nights Dream -excellent! Lots of atmosphere & audience involvement making it a real theatre experience. A must-do! The location is of course fantastic esp on a lovely balmy night! Be prepared for no backs to the benches, unless in back row - or first row you can lean on the front barrier.
It should be compulsory for everyone to visit the Globe Theatre at least once in their lifetime. This place is amazing, built to reflect how stage production was many Centuries ago, faithfully recreated to encompass modern technology. The fact that every performance has 700 standing tickets at £5 each is every reason to attend. The atmosphere and shear ambiance of the place when the stage production is on is utterly unique. The staff are wonderful and cater for the many nationalities that visit London.
Really neat re-creation of the original! We did a guided tour and got the full experience of the Globe. The tour ran for about an hour, we got to see a lot of really interesting details and learn all about the huge effort to recreate the environment of the original. On our next trip to London, we will definitely plan to see a show here as well! It might not be as rowdy as the original, but I'm sure it would be a great experience to see a show nonetheless!
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