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The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

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Address: 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308-3102
Phone Number: +1 404-874-5299

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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Fun night and yummy homemade food

Very warm atmosphere, and fun experience. Charismatic actors and fun plays! The size You can eat while watching the play, which is quite a new concept for me, but i cannot say... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Daniela V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very warm atmosphere, and fun experience. Charismatic actors and fun plays! The size You can eat while watching the play, which is quite a new concept for me, but i cannot say that I did not enjoy it. The fact that the place is very small with people basically sharing tables, makes the experience very intimate, feels like a family... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Atlanta on a business trip, decided to try some new things. Found this online and made reservations. We were far from disappointed. It was a grand night. We enjoyed the food, the drink, and most especially, the show. The show that evening was Much Ado About Nothing. The actors were excellent. The food was delicious and the drinks... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Last year we were wandering around Atlanta and visited the Tavern. Going back this Friday to visit the tavern again. Great choices for individuals with celiacs disease/gf.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I surprised my wife for her birthday with a Queens Table (seating up front). This was spectacular. The staff was awesome, and the players were excellent. The food was period based (so shepherd's pie) and it was served from a cafeteria. It was a wonderful experience and we can't wait to return.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were traveling through on business and stumbled upon the Shakespeare Tavern. We bought tickets immediately and enjoyed a wonderful performance of Volpone. I am not as familiar with Ben Johnson as I am with Shakespeare, but this was a fortune and hilarious introduction. Definitely a must for theatre folks!

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Hewitt, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you read and know Shakespeare, this is the place to go. The theatre makes it feel like commended performance as you are sitting right there feel like part of the theatre. I only attended half of the Henry VI part 1 as it is a more than 2 hours show and we just arrived Atlanta and have an early... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I'm a Shakespeare fan, but I don't think you have to be one to enjoy the Tavern. I went to see "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" in September. One of the best shows I have ever seen! I had the script years ago so I knew what to expect but was not prepared for how funny it is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Went with my daughter - dinner was delish - tomato soup and zucchini bread, bread basket and shepherds pie ( too spicy for me ) but had great flavor They now have vegetarian items on the menu.. The play was superb - I have never laughed so hard - so hard I cried. If you know nothing of Shakespeare this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a fun place but it's a tight fit when it get's crowded. The actors are great and entertaining.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We have been here several times and always come away impressed. The talent is always exceeds our expectations. The food is made with love and the portions are huge. Great beer selection too!

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