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The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

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Address: 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308-3102
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The home of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Tavern...

The home of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse on Peachtree Street has an enchanting history and a prime location in downtown Atlanta. We are a professional theatre with food and drinks available before each performance (and don't forget the apple crisp at intermission!)

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My Favourite Place in North America

I have been meaning to write this review for a while and I have finally got around to it. I am an international business visitor to Atlanta who has spent quite a lot of time in... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2014
IanTunnacliffe
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I have been meaning to write this review for a while and I have finally got around to it. I am an international business visitor to Atlanta who has spent quite a lot of time in the city over the last fifteen years or so. I first attended a performance at the Shakespeare Tavern some four years ago when I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

I saw the last show of Romeo & Juliet 2014 season. The cast was amazing! This was a top notch performance! The food was pretty good with healthy portions. I suggest that you buy the floor seats and get there very early; we did and got great seats. The staff was SO Helpful. I wanted to take some photos before... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Visited on a Friday night to see a performance of Much Ado About Nothing. The cast was exceptional - accomplished, seasoned, bright, and humorous. The meal selections were decent, about what one would expect in a bar/tavern environment. For those who have not been to this theater, there are three seating sections - two on the floor-level and a balcony.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Loved the Shakespeare play, wonderful theater company and cast. Went with a group of teenagers and they loved it too. Casual atmosphere is great.

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Thank AtlantaDoriana
Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

I've been here twice, once with a large group of friends for a birthday and again last week with my teenage daughter (to see The Taming of the Shrew). The playhouse/tavern truly is a gem hidden off of Peachtree Street, and the acting company is amazing - currently performing THREE plays in repertory (Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado and Shrew).... More 

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1 Thank RSBonds
Valdosta, Georgia
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

We drove to Atlanta from Valdsota for opening night of "Much Ado About Nothing". We arrived early to pick up our balcnony seat tickets; balcony is 'first come' seating. When we entered the thratre, we were pleasantly suprised to see that there really was not a bad seat in the house. We chose our seats and then went to the... More 

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

This is a pub that hosts Shakespeare plays. We saw Timon of Athens. It was a tremendous show. While we did not order food, many people were and it did look delicious.

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1 Thank Hokies87
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

The performance will be more memorable than the meal. But, when you arrive early for your meal, you get a better seat and time to just unwind and open up for the evening to come. The Shakespearean English can be a challenge in the early going. But, you will be helped out by a cast that throws itself into the... More 

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kennesaw, ga
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

The Shakespeare Tavern is a gym. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but once inside, you see the charm. The actors are talented and perform with passion. This place has been there for years and never fails to do an amazing job with all performances. Have a treat in the kitchen. They have a great selection of dark... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We watched a delightful production of A Christmas Carol at the tavern shortly before Christmas 2013. Although the necessity of parking across the street can be cumbersome (you have to cross a busy street to get to the theatre), the food and beer available inside makes it more than worth your while. We enjoyed every minute, even from our perch... More 

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