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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London

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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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  • The tour was amazing and I would highly recommend it. Our tour guide Gerald was kind, witty and provided us with a lot of information about the theatre. We were also allowed to see parts of a theatre....  more
    The tour was amazing and I would highly recommend it. Our tour guide Gerald was kind, witty and provided us with a lot of information about the theatre. We were also allowed to see parts of a theatre....  more »
  • My daughter is a theatre buff and this was her #1 attraction to see. I was very surprised at how enjoyable it was. I forgot our guides name but she was awesome. We used headphones which I really... 
    My daughter is a theatre buff and this was her #1 attraction to see. I was very surprised at how enjoyable it was. I forgot our guides name but she was awesome. We used headphones which I really...  more »
  • I know the title sounds obvious but everything works so well and produces a great rapport with the audience. The standing area is quite unique and quite often cast can appear and disappear into the... 
    I know the title sounds obvious but everything works so well and produces a great rapport with the audience. The standing area is quite unique and quite often cast can appear and disappear into the...  more »
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  • £5 to stand in "the pit", absolute bargain! Every member of the cast was excellent. We went for the Audience Choice on a Saturday afternoon. You're given three choices of play and the one that gets the biggest cheer from the audience is the one they perform. Great way to introduce our children (9 and 11) to Shakespeare as it makes it fun for them. Also, being the Globe it has a certain gravitas over a standard theatre.
  • I went to go watch a reenactment of machete and it's fair to say I was quite impressed, all the actors were able to play their part quite well and the staff were very professional. We stood for the whole performance and it wasn't too bad although it was long the performance was interesting enough to keep everyone engaged the view from the floor was also quite clear and was not obstructed at all 10/10 experience would definitely recommend but if you can't stand long or your back starts to ache after a while of standing I recommend booking a seated ticket just for better comfort and the view would be better as well.
  • This was the second time I've been and it really is the best way to see Shakespeare's work. It's a unique experience but be prepared to be uncomfortable as the seating is mostly wooden benches to copy the original theatre. We saw Romeo and Juliet, it mostly uses the original words but in a more up to date setting. The cast is young and energetic, on the whole a very enjoyable experience.
  • Great tour. The guide was funny and engaging. The Globe theatre us a fascinating building with a really interesting history. We watched a play in the evening from the floor which is definitely the best place to be as you are really amongst the actors .You will need a bit of stamina as you will be standing for at least a couple of hours. In the interval we went to the Swan pub next door which is a lively pub if a bit pricey, a leg glass if wine and a half pint £20.52. I thoroughly recommend the Globe tour and do try to catch a play. The standing tickets we bought were £5.00 each, bargain!
  • We went on a short guided tour but unfortunately didn't have time to watch a play. The experience would have probably been better if we had. The tour was fun and informative, and I think worth it, otherwise you won't be able to see the inside of the theater. The gift shop is also worth a browse. Found these miniature books and just had to have them!

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