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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Theater, Museum, and Performing Arts Venue · South Bank, London, Greater London
21 New Globe Walk (Bankside), South Bank, Greater London, SE1 9DT, United Kingdom
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    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon–Wed
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
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Wi-Fi:
Yes

Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through performances and education.

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    Magdalena M.
    "Amazing reconstruction of the original Shakespeare's theater."(34 Tips)
    Ann M.
    "Got to do the groundling thing which is great fun, very interactive."(10 Tips)
    David L.
    "Macbeth is an awesome production."(5 Tips)
    Adam J.
    "Seats with cushions available in the Gentlemen's Box."(7 Tips)
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  • Basma A.

    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.

    Basma A · August 7, 2014
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  • Giacomo M.

    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

    Giacomo Mason · August 29, 2015
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  • Social News Network

    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.

    Social News Network · August 14, 2013
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  • Joseph M.

    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.

    Joseph McDermott · November 23, 2014
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  • Sarah W.

    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).

    Sarah Waite · June 4, 2013
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  • HISTORY UK

    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.

    HISTORY UK · January 18, 2011
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  • Karen M.

    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!

    Karen Melchior · July 23, 2012
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  • Back-Roads T.

    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!

    Back-Roads Touring · December 23, 2010
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  • Time Out London

    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

    Time Out London · February 23, 2012
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  • Louis Vuitton

    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

    Louis Vuitton · April 5, 2012
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  • Ivo S.

    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

    Ivo Spigel · June 7, 2011
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  • Sarita S.

    I'm fond of theatre but this place isnt for everybody &regluar tourists.attended Hamlet-open theatre-in a rainy day!was Fab.They gave us blankets cuz it was cold&the show didnt stop.day show is better

    Sarita S · August 19, 2013
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  • Andrew M.

    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.

    Andrew Marks · July 31, 2015
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  • Lauren

    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. http://bit.ly/1rbsgcH

    Lauren · October 4, 2014
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  • Pınar Ş.

    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.

    Pınar Şahin · January 13, 2015
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  • Alex H.

    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.

    Alex Hay · August 15, 2014
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  • Iris P.

    Delightful theatre and considering the upkeep of such a wonderful place, a unique experience to celebrate the wonderful world of Shakespeare.

    Iris Pezzali · September 26, 2012
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  • Pete M.

    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.

    Pete Marcus · July 17, 2015
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  • London24

    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.

    London24 · May 14, 2012
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  • Milja

    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.

    Milja · May 13, 2012
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  • Ana L.

    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!)

    Ana Lara · October 1, 2014
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  • Joshua S.

    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.

    Joshua Staines · November 11, 2010
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  • Adil

    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

    Adil · June 2, 2010
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  • Flirtify

    Shakespeare in beautiful surroundings. The Globe made our list of top 10 date venues in London, check out the rest here: http://flirtify.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/top-10-dates-in-london.html

    Flirtify · June 18, 2014
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  • 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

    Morgans Hotel Group Manager · March 28, 2012
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  • Edu P.

    Fantastic venue, brilliant acting and terrivle, terrible audience. Ignorants, uncivilized and with no culture at all. The morons laugh all the time, even in the most dramatic scenes.

    Edu P · June 25, 2013
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  • Lilian D.

    amazing place, love it. Different venues for different events, restaurant and a small concert room lit only by candles - friendly stuff too

    Lilian D. · January 31, 2015
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  • mark p.

    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

    mark palmer · November 21, 2009
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  • Jenna A.

    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.

    Jenna Anderson · October 9, 2014
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  • Carol C.

    Watch out, their staff can be very snobby! One commanded me to move away from the cushion table 'now!' in an awful and disgraceful way! Other than this, it was a fine experience.

    Carol Chan · August 6, 2010
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  • Martti R.

    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.

    Martti Ranin · May 8, 2014
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  • Lucie A.

    £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!

    Lucie Aidart · June 2, 2012
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  • Jason H.

    Shakespeare aside, the theatre itself is wonderful with every seat guaranteed to see action at all times. Expensive yes, but certainly worth it.

    Jason Hirst · August 28, 2014
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  • 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

    National Maritime Museum · July 11, 2011
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  • Zach S.

    Go see a play. Standing is fun and cheap but sitting will be more enjoyable on the second visit lol

    Zach Stockwell · October 15, 2015
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  • David L.

    Make sure you stand in the Yard for £5. Gallery seating is very fun, but terrible lack of legroom if you're over 6 feet tall. Macbeth is an awesome production.

    David L-J · June 7, 2010
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  • Sandy W.

    Apparently you can get £5 standing ticket still, need to check what's on this summer and actually watch a performance

    Sandy Wan · June 1, 2014
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  • 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.)

    Shaun @ TheTableCafe · April 3, 2012
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  • Angela K.

    Wear comfy shoes, take the plunge & be a Groundling! Fantastic view from the yard & only a Fiver a ticket ...what's not to like!!

    Angela Kerrigan · August 7, 2015
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  • MEL BROWN S.

    One of the best places to watch Shakespeare ever! Get there early to lean on the stage :)

    MEL BROWN STUDIOS · January 3
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  • Victoria K.

    You can visit the theatre as a part of the whole theatre tour and exhibition only in the first part of the day before they start performances.

    Victoria Kinney · September 18, 2012
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  • Marlyn Guzman

    I recently saw a matinee performance at this great theatre, I really wanted to go to an evening performance as I thought the atmoshere would be better. I needn't have worried. The atmosphere was brill

    Marlyn Guzman · November 5, 2010
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  • Lesley G.

    Don't miss the tour, get Colin as your guide. So many interesting facts, a fun, charming and entertaining afternoon well spent.

    Lesley G · December 30, 2012
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  • Ann M.

    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.

    Ann Marie · August 16, 2012
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  • Delfin English Schools

    Original Shakespeare plays in a stunning location, which used to be partially owned by the bard himself. Keep an eye on our social programme for tickets to our next Shakespeare night!

    Delfin English Schools · July 15, 2014
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  • Dave M.

    This stunning building is a historical rebuild of the original building. So it's cold in November. Bring a blanket

    Dave Marshall · October 23, 2015
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  • Sarah S.

    I wish I went there during the summer to watch a play! The facts we were given is amazing! So worth the visit! :)

    Sarah Sharif · January 4, 2013
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  • Stephine S.

    i pray that the younger generation of today can look back and ask themselves if they know who Shakespeare is. A lot would claim they do, but truth is, they don't!

    Stephine Sison-Callanta · February 27, 2011
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  • golden t.

    Buy The London Pass and save a fortune - Free entrance here and to more than 50 top attractions, skip the line, shopping vouchers, etc... Read more

    golden tours · December 9, 2010
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  • Olga T.

    If you really want to get there, you better buy tickets beforehand. The day before the play they can be sold out.

    Olga Tsybulska · August 14, 2014
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