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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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Great play great venue , disappointing food

Lovely venue, quite different from other theatres, and a really friendly atmosphere . A Christmas Carol was excellent and the whole cast worked so hard , lovely singing, quality... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2013
Guildford Surrey
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Guildford Surrey
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Lovely venue, quite different from other theatres, and a really friendly atmosphere . A Christmas Carol was excellent and the whole cast worked so hard , lovely singing, quality acting . Lovely to see Scrooge in the foyer afterwards and be able to congratulate him in person too! Only disappointment was the food, lukewarm tea, no potato salad, sandwiches not... More 

Thank hilary5071
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

For what you get both entertainment and food wise, this place is a bargain. Good actors plying their craft, decent food in a fun environment. If feel Atlanta is lucky to have this gem!

Thank pooledarren
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

My wife and I visit the Shakespeare Tavern every year during the Christmas Season to see a performance of A Christmas Carol. The actors are great, the setting is perfect, and the price of tickets are very reasonable. Make it a part of your Christmas Season.

1 Thank CamATL
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

I teach Shakespeare classes in college, and I often take my smaller classes to performances at the Shakespeare Tavern. Not having pre-assigned seats can make the initial rush into the performance area a bit of a zebra push to the waterhole, and the cafeteria food-line can be a bit MacShakespeare. But the shows themselves are fun, and often are very... More 

2 Thank HarvardboyAtlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We have been attending the Shakespeare Tavern irregularly for over twelve years. We will go frequently for a few months then not go for a half year, and so on. There are no surprises. It is a consistent, intimate, maybe even charming, venue to experience Shakespeare. We have attended better Shakespeare, from the Globe in London to Lincoln Center in... More 

Thank Bill3rd
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2013

The show is very interesting. However, you need to wait for an hour before the show, If you want a good place to sit. You can easily find parking across the street for a reasonable rate (5$ for six hours). It will take something around five hours for the show and food together. I recommend it to anyone who is... More 

Thank ramtinkargar
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Fantastic production, cast, crew, and great place to grab a bite while watching some of the best entertainment in ATL.

1 Thank Gene H
Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The blend of very good pre-show dining (if you so choose) at a reasonable price, an excellent performance of Othello and an intimate, unstuffy venue makes Shakespeare very accessible to all guests. We were visiting from out of town and made a great choice in spending an evening here.

Thank Galooba
Mt Martha, Australia
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We attended the Tavern on a whim on a Sunday. We had a great time and the play- Othello was wonderful. The production was first class and the actors brilliant. it was full on from 6.30pm until close around 10pm. The meal was very nice and had a home cooked feel about it. After many weeks of travel we loved... More 

Thank JuBaz_13
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2013

It was a cozy setting, the performance of Midsummer Nights' Dream was a more comical version, but I enjoyed it. The ratatouille I had for dinner was very homey and the strawberry shortcake at intermission tasted homemade. Delish.

Thank Aleta R

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