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“A very special place”

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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Ranked #35 of 1,736 things to do in London
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Owner description: Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.Together, the Globe Theatre Company, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I have been to the Globe many times and have never failed to be enchanted by it. It has an atmosphere unlike any other theatre I've been in, and I've been in a lot. The combination of the unique design of the building and the joy of being there that every audience seems to feel make it an unforgettable experience. If you are visiting London and want to get a feel for what has made the UK the country it is, go to the Globe.

The new indoor theatre - the Sam Wannamaker - is equally enchanting and unique. Much smaller than the Globe and with a really intimate atmosphere. It's lit by candlelight. Magical.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Went for the theatre tour and then a show in the evening. The tour was fine, although others have mentioned live displays there was nothing going on while we were there. The museum is excellent though. However the show was absolutely superb. The story was brought to life so well and it was surprisingly humorous for such a blood thirsty tragedy. The theatre is very hot and people were fainting all over the place - would advise taking some water.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Wow, what a great experience. We decided to book the cheap tickets (£5) which means you get to stand in the courtyard for 3 hours! Hard you may think but no. You get so engrossed in the performance (which was out of this world by the way) and the fact that you get drawn into it by the actors moving around the courtyard, you become part of the play.
Advise you wear comfortable shoes if you're standing but otherwise, amazing. Not sure why I've waited this long to try that theatre out.

1  Thank Siobhan F
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

What a fantastic venue for both Shakespeare & modern comedy. Went to see comedy Store Players which was very amusing. If seated you can buy cushions, there are nice bars with enough seating. Easily accessible toilets. My husband went to see Titus Andronicus the other night and said it was excellent although there were a few droppers as pretty violent. Can't wait to go again soon.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We saw Much Ado about Nothing in April, and the whole experience was outstanding - the atmosphere, the service, the architecture, the food, the groundlings, the acting, the sunset, the walk afterward along the Embankment and the view to St Paul's. Heavenly.

My daughter and I were both impressed by how the actors interacted with the audience - really bringing the different theatrical experience of that era to life.

Downsides: very cramped seating space in the balcony. There were some seniors/large people near us who left early due to discomfort. I'm not great with heights and it look a little while to get over the vertigo, but I adjusted and it was worth it!

An evening to be remembered, and excellent value.

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