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“Fun, intimate atmosphere”

The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
Ranked #33 of 292 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!)
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I've been to Shakespeare performances from outdoor venues to the Globe. This was a fun, relaxed environment. Even balcony seats give an intimate feeling of being a fly on the wall. The company obviously enjoy themselves and react to the emotions of the audience. Unpretentious, accessible Shakespeare.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We had a great time here. I'm not generally a huge Shakespeare fan, but this company made Shakespeare interesting and relatable. We saw A Comedy of Errors, which was hilarious with their physical comedy. Everyone did a great job, really giving it their all. The food was so-so, but that's to be expected. I'd go again if I'm ever in Atlanta again.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I'm a bit of a theater freak (chair the board of an Off-broadway theater, etc.). So I wanted to see the Shakespeare Tavern while I was in Atlanta. I love the idea and the experience -- somewhat original production, food was reasonable, good sightlines, and Shakespeare with all the intimidation removed. The play that evening was Comedy of Errors, one of the earliest plays and a short one and a farcical one. Atlanta Shakespeare played up the farcical elements with lots of physical humor. Probably the correct artistic choice, but the trade-off was a ittle loss of the beauty of the language (yes, even in CoE). Again, not a major fault; it was the logical director decision. But it would be interesting to see what they do with a major tragedy.

1  Thank Jon L
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We have been to the Shakespeare Tavern many times and it's always a lot of fun. The staff is friendly, food is good, and the plays are always very well done. We saw Comedy of Errors this time and it was hilarious. The actors make Shakespeare understandable and make the audience feel like they're part of the experience.

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

This is a fine place for a pre-show meal at the Shakespeare Tavern. Obviously convenient. Food is served cafeteria style, and is fine for what it is. Pub food: Shepherd's pie, Cornish pasty, etc. Reasonably priced.

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