Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
|About these ratings|
A replica of the early 1600s theater, in which William Shakespeare's plays were performed, the Globe is both a museum and a working theater. If you do choose to see one of the Bard of Avon's comedies or tragedies, you'll be watching the play in true Shakespearian fashion. You can pick from standing-only tickets and uncomfortable bench seats—for these, experts advise bringing a pillow (or renting one). If you'd rather learn more about the man himself, consider the Globe Exhibition & Tour. This year-round exhibition offers insight into Shakespeare's life, 16th century London, and the original theater. Recent visitors say the theatrical tour guides and fascinating exhibits provide a clear snapshot of Shakespeare's time. "Our guide was obviously a thespian and really made the information interesting and lively," one TripAdvisor user says.
The exhibition is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., while tours take place every half hour between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Exhibition and tour tickets cost £13.50 GBP for adults (about $21 USD), £12 GBP (about $19 USD) for seniors, and £8 GBP for children ages 5-15 (about $13 USD). Performance tickets vary by production and seat, so check the theatre's website for the most up-to-date information. You'll find the theater off the Southwark tube stop.