William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is arguably the English language’s most revered author. It’s an obsession. So it’s not a surprise his theatre was recreated.
Besides attending plays by Shakespeare, you can take a tour of the premisses. In 40 minutes you will get a brief history of London, why the Theatre was located across the Thames, outside the City of London.
Obviously, you will see the hemicycle. The tour is quite short. In 40 minutes you get a sample of 17th Century London. But in its brevity you’ll increase your knowledge of that period in history, which you will be able to show off in casual conversations.
For the tour, you don’t need to book tickets in advance. For plays, it’s best you do.