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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 »
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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.

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