Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
If you're planning a trip to London - go look for tickets to see a play at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre right now. I'll wait here...
Seeing Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe was one of my favorite parts of our time in London. I absolutely loved it! It was such an incredible experience being in the open-roof theatre and listening to words Shakespeare wrote over 400 years ago.
The original theatre was built in 1599 but was destroyed in 1644 by the Puritans. In the 1990's they decided to make a modern reconstruction of the Globe based on original designs. Even though it is a modern replica, when you're there it still feels as though you've stepped back in time.
- Buy your tickets as early as possible - tickets sell out for a lot of the performances so get yours in advance!
- Groundlings - you can get standing room tickets in the yard for only £5! Standing for a 3 hour long play doesn't sound very comfortable, but if you're on a budget it's a great way to still get to enjoy some world-class theatre!
- If you do go with the yard tickets, get there as early as possible. It got super crowded with people waiting for the doors to open so they could rush in and grab the best spots.
- Speaking of comfort - if you have a seat, definitely pay the extra £1 for a cushion! It's wooden benches, so any little extra padding with definitely help your bum!
- When booking your tickets, keep in mind there are no elevators. So if stairs are an issue, maybe go with seats on the lower level.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend spending the money to see a Shakespearean play at The Globe. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget!
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