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The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

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Address: 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308-3102
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The home of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Tavern...

The home of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse on Peachtree Street has an enchanting history and a prime location in downtown Atlanta. We are a professional theatre with food and drinks available before each performance (and don't forget the apple crisp at intermission!)

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Saw Hamlet Rosencrantz & Guildsten Are Dead

Halarious and also some dark moments, The actors drew you into each scene with humor and some very halarious moments. I enjoyed it very much as did everyone in our party. The... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2013
Paula M
Waleska, Georgia
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Waleska, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Halarious and also some dark moments, The actors drew you into each scene with humor and some very halarious moments. I enjoyed it very much as did everyone in our party. The Acting was superb as usual, This was my fifth trip and as usual it was fun. Keep up the excellent work. One note, I had the Shepards Pie... More 

Thank Paula M
Woodstock GA
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

As usual with the local color type playhouses, the experience was wonderful. They did an excellent job with limited resources and even the kids enjoyed themselves.

Thank vtailbonanza
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Downtown and a bit out of the way, the entrance is a bit deceiving. Once inside you enter an intimate theater where no one is far from the stage. Food is served which can be slightly distracting during the show, but also makes for a more informal atmosphere. I've lived in Atlanta many years and this was my first visit... More 

Thank CAZ485
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2013

I've been going here since before I can remember. It's absolutely terrific! The people are so amazing and kind, and the plays are more interesting and involving than any other playhouse I've ever been to. It's a definite must for any and all Shakespeare lovers and literary nuts out there. I'm a teenager, and I find it an awesome place... More 

1 Thank seeolsonswim
New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Take time to visit this place while in the area. Had a great time with a large group with no problems.

Thank besosparatodos
Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We went here for my 50th birthday celebration. What's not to love about Shakespeare and food? It was a really enjoyable evening, perhaps more for the occasion than the place. The food was ok at best. It surprised me being cafeteria style. It was overpriced and not very good. We saw The Tempest. I've read all the plays and seen... More 

1 Thank georgia1
Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We saw the play Julius Caesar and the acting was okay. The food was not that good, and I was expecting to get nice food, not sandwiches wrapped in plastic or salad that was not rinsed with packaged dressing. Also, before we entered the actual theater, we were asked to stand in a line. There were no seating, and it... More 

3 Thank Jeanne_Posthumus
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

What a blast we have every time we go. The balcony in the middle is perfect for overall viewing. No matter what you see, it's a great experience. Whether you take out of town guest or go all season it's always a fun time. I have 2 sisters that are vegetarians. There is plenty for them to eat as well;... More 

1 Thank hhstokes
Valdosta, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

We recently attended the production of Julius Caesar, and the truth is, I was not all that impressed. First, I was expecting better food for the price, not sandwiches rapped in plastic. We sat in the balcony and the view was excellent, but the acoustic are horrible. The most disappointing aspect I felt was the southern accents that where articulated... More 

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Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We want to clarify that the "rehearsal" you heard while you were waiting for the house to open is our Fight Call, where the actors review the fights in the play. This is a safety practice that is done before every show where any fight is choreographed. It is required. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

I've been to the Shakespeare Tavern twice and both times I've thoroughly enjoyed the show. The food at ST leaves a lot to be desired and I eat before I go. However, you can order alcohol, beer and wine, which is nice during the performance. If you don't have reserved seats, make sure you get there early to get a... More 

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