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Originally built by Shakespeare's playing company, and later destroyed by fire during a performance of his play King Henry VIII, the faithfully rebuilt Globe Theatre is almost synonymous with the famous playwright. Travel back in time to the days when the Elizabethan Bankside was a bustling centre of all kinds of 16th-century entertainments, and discover the world of Shakespeare in the process.
Before you take a tour of the famous theatre, wander through the dedicated Shakespeare exhibition and gain an insight into the world of Elizabethan theatre. Admire the authentic costumes and props which are used in the theatre's present day productions, and discover the traditional crafting techniques which have been faithfully preserved from Shakespeare’s days. Regular stage fighting, printing press and costuming displays occur throughout the day and give you a real glimpse into the theatre scene of Shakespeare's time. Join one of the tours that run every half hour to be guided through the theatre itself. Explore the open amphitheater, and discover the view that Shakespeare's patrons would have had of the stage from the yard and upper galleries. As your guide provides a fascinating and engaging narrative, you may even be lucky enough to see a rehearsal of one of the theatre's many world famous productions
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is an essential London attraction that is sure to fascinate anyone with a love of the arts, and the engaging nature of this establishment is sure to appeal to young and old explorers alike.
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