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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Theater, Museum, and Performing Arts Venue
South Bank, London, Greater London, London
  • Alex A.
    "Classic Shakespeare performed with plenty of slapstick and fun"(35 Tips)
    Ann M.
    "Got to do the groundling thing which is great fun, very interactive."(12 Tips)
    Kris T.
    "fantastic performance of macbeth."(8 Tips)
    Adam J.
    "Seats with cushions available in the Gentlemen's Box."(8 Tips)
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  • Basma A.
    Basma AAugust 7, 2014
    Shakespeare globe theatre from the 1500's. We walked in while they were rehearsing for a new play. Excellent place for a historical visit and the tour was very informative! Have fun while you can.
    Upvoted Jul 18
  • Kris T.
    Kris TinJune 23
    fantastic performance of macbeth. really lovely theatre. take a rain coat with you if you've got tickets for the area in front of the stage.
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KeithOctober 4, 2014
    There's nothing like a show at the Globe, but hopping on a tour of the grounds is almost as good to soak up the atmosphere from the gallery, the ground and through your camera.
  • Giacomo M.
    Giacomo MasonAugust 29, 2015
    This place is the best. If you want to see how Shakespeare was performed in the old days, this is where you should be. 5£ standing tickets are a steal, if you are tall an young enough
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarksJuly 31, 2015
    With hundreds of daily grounding tickets for £5 each and a tremendous selection of plays each season, going to see a show at the Globe is a must do for any Londoner.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WaiteJune 4, 2013
    Brilliant night. But recommend: Seated tickets (Shakespeare plays are long), £1 cushions (hard wooden benches), a blanket (it gets cold at night) and the pulled pork sandwiches (cash only).
  • Alison P.
    Alison PaulAugust 24
    If you're a groundling, go all the way round the building to the back. You'll have more room and be able to grab a bench at the interval if you run out fast.
  • Karen M.
    Karen MelchiorJuly 23, 2012
    For dinner after a play (or before outside in the sun), go to Tas Pide just to the right of the box office on New Globe Walk. Excellent Turkish cuisine, open late and not expensive!
  • Pınar Ş.
    Pınar ŞahinJanuary 13, 2015
    I've been there for Shakespeare Festival to watch A Midsummer Night's Dream. The atmosphere was extremely amazing. Take your beer and stand at the yard, ticket is only £5.
  • Pete M.
    Pete MarcusJuly 17, 2015
    Just the best place ever. Spend £5 on standing among the groundlings - you get the best view, you get to interact with the actors, and it's the cheapest ticket available.
  • Iris P.
    Iris PezzaliSeptember 26, 2012
    Delightful theatre and considering the upkeep of such a wonderful place, a unique experience to celebrate the wonderful world of Shakespeare.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph McDermottNovember 23, 2014
    Went to see Julius Caesar. We had seats on the upper level and actually they were pretty good! Fortunately they're built steep enough for your view not to be blocked by the person in front.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonFebruary 23, 2012
    The original Globe Theatre, where many of William Shakespeare's plays were first staged, burned to the ground in 1613. Nearly 400 years later, it was rebuilt not far from its original site. Read more
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkAugust 14, 2013
    The Globe is authentically Shakespearean, meaning you'll be sitting on an uncomfortable, cramped wooden bench and watching a play with limited props in a building with no roof. Still, it's worth it.
  • Back-Roads T.
    Back-Roads TouringDecember 23, 2010
    It is worth paying a little more for a seat (£5 for a cushion) ratehr than standing for the longer productions. You can even enjoy a glass of wine in the theatre whilst you watch a play!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HayAugust 15, 2014
    Watching Shakespeare here breathes a whole different life into his texts (in the right hands). Experience the plays as they were meant to be experienced. Seriously cheap standing tickets at £5.
  • Milja
    MiljaMay 13, 2012
    FANTASTIC overall experience! i would honestly recommend it to anyone who loves a good play, Shakespeare, historic feel or just wanna try out something new and unusual.
    HISTORY UKJanuary 18, 2011
    The vision of American actor Sam Wanamaker, this replica of Shakespeare’s legendary theatre opened near the site of the original in 1997. It has the first thatched roof in London since the Great Fire.
    Upvoted Jul 1
  • Zach S.
    Zach StockwellOctober 15, 2015
    Go see a play. Standing is fun and cheap but sitting will be more enjoyable on the second visit lol
  • Ana L.
    Ana LaraOctober 1, 2014
    Amazing setting!!! Watching a play there is something worth experiencing. If you don't want to pay much choose standing tickets (5 pounds and right by the stage!)
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonApril 5, 2012
    Shakespeare's Globe, a reconstruction of the legendary theatre offers standing tickets in summer in the "yard" for £5 and offer the best view of the Bard's plays. Kristin Knox, The Clothes Whisperer
  • Lilian D.
    Lilian D.January 31, 2015
    amazing place, love it. Different venues for different events, restaurant and a small concert room lit only by candles - friendly stuff too
  • Robert
    RobertJune 4
    But the 5 pound tix for the groundlings area and be sure get there early so you can find a good "leaning" spot. NB no umbrellas allowed.
  • Flirtify
    FlirtifyJune 18, 2014
    Shakespeare in beautiful surroundings. The Globe made our list of top 10 date venues in London, check out the rest here:
  • Jenna A.
    Jenna AndersonOctober 9, 2014
    For £5 you can get a groundling ticket and experience Shakespeare the way it was meant to be. It'll be the best fiver you've ever spent.
  • Angela K.
    Angela KerriganAugust 7, 2015
    Wear comfy shoes, take the plunge & be a Groundling! Fantastic view from the yard & only a Fiver a ticket ...what's not to like!!
    One of the best places to watch Shakespeare ever! Get there early to lean on the stage :)
  • Jason H.
    Jason HirstAugust 28, 2014
    Shakespeare aside, the theatre itself is wonderful with every seat guaranteed to see action at all times. Expensive yes, but certainly worth it.
  • mark p.
    mark palmerNovember 21, 2009
    Walk along the river bank including going over the wobbly bridge. Grab a coffee/lunch. Enjoy city view. Pre book & see Shakespeare in recreation of Globe. Pick sunny day (open air) only £5 in yard. Read more
  • Martti R.
    Martti RaninMay 8, 2014
    Great to see the "inside" of the Globe both physically and verbally. Unfortunately our tour guide was more interested to present herself than the theatre.
  • Morgans Hotel Group M.
    Originally built in the 16th Century, this playhouse was authentically reconstructed in 1997 right down to the 12 million wooden pegs to hold it together
  • Ivo S.
    Ivo SpigelJune 7, 2011
    A magnificent experience! Get tickets well in advance - if you're travelling to London, buy online at least a month ahead. Keep in mind - this is an *open air* theater: you might want to bring somethi
  • Lesley G.
    Lesley GDecember 30, 2012
    Don't miss the tour, get Colin as your guide. So many interesting facts, a fun, charming and entertaining afternoon well spent.
  • Lucie A.
    Lucie AidartJune 2, 2012
    £5 a ticket to stand! It would be a shame to miss this great opportunity to see the inside of this great institution and to go back in time with a Shakespearian play! Enjoy!
  • Ann M.
    Ann MarieAugust 16, 2012
    Great value. For a fiver I got to see Mark Rylance in Richard lll. Got to do the groundling thing which is great fun, very interactive.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SharifJanuary 4, 2013
    I wish I went there during the summer to watch a play! The facts we were given is amazing! So worth the visit! :)
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallOctober 23, 2015
    This stunning building is a historical rebuild of the original building. So it's cold in November. Bring a blanket
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WanJune 1, 2014
    Apparently you can get £5 standing ticket still, need to check what's on this summer and actually watch a performance
  • Magdalena M.
    Amazing reconstruction of the original Shakespeare's theater. Makes you feel like you're actually part of the play!
  • London24
    London24May 14, 2012
    Guided tours of the facility are offered throughout the day in the theatre's winter off-season. From May to September, however, Globe tours are only available in the morning.
  • National Maritime M.
    The theatre’s distinctive curved oak timbers are sourced from the same Surrey forest that supplied the Navy’s medieval dockyards with oak frame supports for ship hulls. Find your maritime story. Read more
  • Martin T.
    Martin TiedemannMay 20, 2012
    6 July: Become a groundling. It is a truly magical way to watch a play, beneath the open sky. Those who survive are always proud of their achievement.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua StainesNovember 11, 2010
    Amazing reconstructed original looking theatre, that always has showings of one of Shakespeare's numerous pieces of work performed by the Royal Shakespeare company. Book tickets in advance.
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonMay 20, 2010
    A reconstruction of the famous Elizabethan open-air theatre where Shakespeare worked, true to the spirit of the original, celebrating and educating about Shakespeare’s work.
  • Seth A.
    Seth Anderson2 weeks ago
    Watching a performance of Macbeth was really fun in this setting. A lot of interaction with the audience.
  • Shaun @ TheTableCafe
    Doth myne eyes deceive me? Is it true that The Table is but moments away? Forsooth, my heart doth quicken, my tummy grumble! I shall away this instant. (We're just behind The Tate on Southwark St.)
  • Rosa T.
    Rosa ThomasAugust 10, 2012
    Afterwards y not try lunch at bourough market! It's really cheap and u can find some amazing food, like gnochi and mussles!!
  • Safia
    SafiaSeptember 4, 2014
    Surprisingly a very good performance and organic. I went to see the Comedy of Errors. Bravo
  • Ewa S.
    Ewa StoczewskaJuly 22, 2015
    Amazing tours - the guides have wonderful stories to share and they do it all in a really funny manner
  • Adil
    AdilJune 2, 2010
    MACBETH! The groundlings had by far the most fun in this production. Standing in z yard our experience was intensified as we were enveloped by a canopy tht extended z stage & made us 1 among z cast! Read more
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