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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Theater, Museum, and Performing Arts Venue
South Bank, London, Greater London, South Bank
  • The experts at Time Out London and New York Habitat recommend this place
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  • Ann M.
    "Got to do the groundling thing which is great fun, very interactive."(15 Tips)
    Kris T.
    "fantastic performance of macbeth."(8 Tips)
    Edu P.
    "It's amazing the view you can get for just 5 pounds!"(8 Tips)
    Adam J.
    "Seats with cushions available in the Gentlemen's Box."(9 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.
  • Kris T.
    Kris TinJune 23, 2016
    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.
  • Babcsán V.
    one of the best experience in my life! The theatre is amazing, the museum and the shop are cool and our tour guide was so cute and kind i cant even tell u!Go and visit! Next time i'll watch a play too
  • Dara M.
    Dara McgarryJuly 1
    Been here 5+ times
    You can usually see the cast of The Globe productions there after 10:30. The lower level is more casual and the upper deck a bit more proper dinner. Lovely food, and a view you can't beat.
  • John H.
    John HobbsJuly 12
    Incredible piece of living history, the Globe is a must visit. Standing tickets (Groundlings) are £5 and really engaging with top-quality performances (but bring a coat, no matter the forecast!)
  • 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.
    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.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarksJuly 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Anna N.
    Anna NickelsonSeptember 29, 2016
    Read about the history of the theater before so you can appreciate the full experience. Groundlings (Standing room) seats are £5. Get there at least 45 minutes before to stand against the stage.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alison R.
    Alison RocheAugust 24, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pete M.
    Pete MarcusJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Catherine G.
    It's worth paying for the cushion as well as getting seats on the back row so you can lean against the wall.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • Robert
    RobertJune 4, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • 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!
    MEL BROWN STUDIOSJanuary 3, 2016
    One of the best places to watch Shakespeare ever! Get there early to lean on the stage :)
  • 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.
  • 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! :)
  • Drew M.
    Drew MFebruary 21
    The tour is nice but with tickets as cheap as 5 pounds, it's best to see a play.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Miwa N.
    It was such an experience. The yard is fun! Can't believe you can see great shows for just £5!!
  • Magdalena M.
    Amazing reconstruction of the original Shakespeare's theater. Makes you feel like you're actually part of the play!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ewa S.
    Ewa SJuly 22, 2015
    Amazing tours - the guides have wonderful stories to share and they do it all in a really funny manner
  • Safia
    SafiaSeptember 4, 2014
    Surprisingly a very good performance and organic. I went to see the Comedy of Errors. Bravo
  • 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
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