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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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Amazing theater

I love The Shakespeare Tavern. We've been twice and have not been disappointed in food, seating, or production quality. This place is truly a gift for those of us living in the... read more

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love The Shakespeare Tavern. We've been twice and have not been disappointed in food, seating, or production quality. This place is truly a gift for those of us living in the area. If I were traveling from out of town and had any affinity for Shakespeare, I would most definitely check out this place.

Thank happywombats
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Comedy of Errors was a complete delight! My first visit to The Shakespeare Tavern exceeded my expectations: - the players delivered the play in an energetic and expressive performance that held the full engagement of the audience, generating frequent roils of laughter - appointed in rough hewn wood beams, paneling with wooden floors and tables, the intimate venue transports patrons... More 

Thank Molly2903
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going to see plays here as often as I can, and the actors and actresses never disappoint! ATL has lots of options as far as entertainment, but this place is definitely in my top 5 out of things to do in town. I strongly recommend that you make dinner plans for before or after seeing a show here,... More 

Thank running_awaygirl
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Out of the ordinary performance of Chaucer (not Shakespeare this time). A small venue with friendly helpful staff and good food ensured fun relaxing evening. Actors brought the flamboyant characters to colorful life resulting in continuous laughter by the audience. If you want just plain fun, give this a try.

Thank FCWall
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We attended the Canterbury Tales. Excellent mix of classic stories with some modern twists thrown in. The actors and staff were great. Huge fan of dessert and drink options. Root beer and cream soda floats. If it's your first time don't hesitate to mention it. They might include you as part of the play. Wasn't a huge fan of the... More 

Thank lcjaco
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The idea seemed fun and up until we were seated we were very excited. The staff are all very pleasant! The play in itself was good. Not sure why they toggled back and forth in the way they spoke but it still had their funny parts. The dinner that they provided was average to other plays that we have been... More 

Thank Maria B
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

From the outside you would think the place empty but that quickly changes once inside. The waiting area is cozy and has a nice bar with a good beer selection, a musician playing the guitar, and a table with souvenirs. Once the theater doors open an hour prior to the show you get the chance to have dinner by purchasing... More 

Thank Sueflysby
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of 39 students and 13 parents... the food was tasty and delicious for the grownups , but the kids didn't enjoy the meal as much ( they are picky at this age).... the play and actors were excellent and I was glad these students were exposed to this cultural experience..

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Playhouse seats 200 and there isn't a bad seat in the house. Chose between 3 types of seats and then it is 1st come 1st serve in your area. We got there 1 hour before the curtain went up and were left with about 3 choices for tables in our area. So get there when the doors open if possible... More 

Thank Julie Alexander T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We recently attended Romeo & Juliet. The acting was very good, the food was great and reasonably priced which you can order before the play begins. Dessert is available for purchase at intermission and it was very good as well. All the seats in the theater were great seats. Overall very nice Playhouse Theater!

Thank Susan S

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