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Shakespeare's Globe & Exhibition

This reconstructed 1599 Globe Theatre, is the first thatched building to be built in the centre of London since the Great Fire 1666. The complex includes a Theatre Tour and Exhibition devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he worked and lived, a summer season of plays presented in the open air Globe Theatre, and a second indoor venue, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse designed in the style of a Jacobean theatre to provide a year round performance space.

Shakespeare's Globe was founded by the American actor and director Sam Wanamaker and completed in 1997. It 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.

Admission Charge for tours and museum, telephone 020 7902 1500.

See Also: Rose Playhouse, Bankside - SE1

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