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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
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    Ann M.
    "Got to do the groundling thing which is great fun, very interactive."(13 Tips)
    Kris T.
    "fantastic performance of macbeth."(8 Tips)
    Magdalena M.
    "Amazing reconstruction of the original Shakespeare's theater."(8 Tips)
    Adam J.
    "Seats with cushions available in the Gentlemen's Box."(9 Tips)
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  • Babcsán V.heart icon on user image
    Babcsán VanesszaMay 17, 2017
    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
    Upvoted Sep 2
  • Kris T.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2U6bzpE
  • Kaitlinheart icon on user image
    KaitlinJuly 7, 2019
    Audience choice for £5 in the yard! You get to choose the production (from three possibilities), and it’s amazing fun! Standing in the yard isn’t too bad if you lean against the railings in the back.
  • Dara M.heart icon on user image
    Dara McgarryJuly 1, 2017
    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.
  • Davidheart icon on user image
    DavidJune 23, 2015
    Museum visit prior guided tour is very well done. I learned a lot about actor and theatre life during Shakespeare time. Guided tour is as well very instructive.
  • Zach S.heart icon on user image
    Zach StockwellOctober 15, 2015
    Go see a play. Standing is fun and cheap but sitting will be more enjoyable on the second visit lol
  • Greg G.heart icon on user image
    Greg GordonAugust 27, 2018
    It's worth the trip. Plan on spending 3 hours at the theater. It was magical for a guy from Texas. I enjoyed Othello and Emilia in the same week. Next trip I'll watch 4 plays in the same 7 day period.
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew CAugust 30, 2018
    The exhibit was much bigger than expected with extensive in-depth images, descriptions, artifacts, and more!!! The free tour was cool, mainly useful to see the theatre (without buying a show ticket)
  • John H.heart icon on user image
    John HobbsJuly 12, 2017
    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!)
  • Catherine G.heart icon on user image
    Catherine GouletJune 13, 2017
    It's worth paying for the cushion as well as getting seats on the back row so you can lean against the wall.
  • Anna N.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Giacomo M.heart icon on user image
    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.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Alison R.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • HeyTripster
    HeyTripsterDecember 9, 2021
    Built-in 1599 and destroyed by fundamentalists in 1644, the theater was rebuilt 350 years later, under the leadership of Sam Wanamaker. It was re-opened in 1997 and opened its doors to visitors. Read more
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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!)
  • Pınar Ş.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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!
  • HISTORY UK
    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.
  • ᴡ H.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ 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.
  • Pete M.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Ryan N.heart icon on user image
    Ryan NellOctober 4, 2016
    Just an incredible place to spend a fiver on a standing ticket and enjoy some fantastic theatre in the round. Better with sun and cider.
  • Jason H.heart icon on user image
    Jason H.September 28, 2018
    Charming theater - recreation of the original Globe - that is a treat no matter what the show is.
  • 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
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    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.
  • MEL BROWN S.heart icon on user image
    MEL BROWN STUDIOSJanuary 3, 2016
    One of the best places to watch Shakespeare ever! Get there early to lean on the stage :)
  • Jason H.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Drew M.heart icon on user image
    Drew MFebruary 21, 2017
    The tour is nice but with tickets as cheap as 5 pounds, it's best to see a play.
  • Jenna A.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Martti R.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • No4emi G.heart icon on user image
    No4emi GVNovember 6, 2017
    The tour around the theater is awesome, but it talks more about the UK social situation than Shakespeare itself. Still a nice way to learn some history.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Miwa N.heart icon on user image
    It was such an experience. The yard is fun! Can't believe you can see great shows for just £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.
  • EArchitectheart icon on user image
    EArchitectJuly 7, 2015
    If planning to queue for same day ticket sales, arrive at least an hour before the play begins.
  • 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: http://flirtify.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/top-10-dates-in-london.html
  • Magdalena M.
    Amazing reconstruction of the original Shakespeare's theater. Makes you feel like you're actually part of the play!
  • 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
  • Dave M.heart icon on user image
    Dave MarshallOctober 23, 2015
    This stunning building is a historical rebuild of the original building. So it's cold in November. Bring a blanket
  • 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.
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 29, 2014
    One must see place at least once in a lifetime as a local or a tourist xx
  • 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!
  • 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
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