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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Questions & Answers

Eugene, Oregon

What do they do if it rains? Cancel or?

Are there any covered seats?

3 months ago Answer

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If it rains, people on the floor (standing) get wet, and people in the benches won’t cuz they are under roof.

3 months ago
Brunn am Gebirge, Austria
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The stage is secured from rain as well as the seats, whereas the area where you need to stand is not covered

3 months ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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There's covered seating and there's the open standing only area in front of the stage. Quite often the open area is just a fiver but the risk is that you have to be out in the rain if it rains. If you want to be certain of being dry best to go for the covered seating.

3 months ago
Chicago, Illinois
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there are some covered seats on the lower level, its ideal to sit on the lower level in the back row near an aisle. its more comfortable to lean against the back wall, and you're covered if it rains.

3 months ago
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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If it rains it rains - bring a rain coat and be prepared. There are covered areas which obviously cost more but even the front seats of these are open to the elements.

3 months ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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you shouldn`t get wet on the seats, you will if you stand but isn`t that part of the experience?

3 months ago
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Hi unknown traveller! You can buy a rain cape at the reception, umbrellas are not allowed! It´s a great sport to mingle in the yard among the "groundlings",the standing audience, on a rainy evening and listen to the sound of falling rain drops mixed with the visitors´ reciting murmur. However, the actors have impressive (and loud) voices that are never drowned by the audience´s semi-participation. The English know their bard!

3 months ago
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The play will proceed regardless of the weather. All seats are under cover but if you pay for a cheap standing ticket in the "Groundlings" are around the stage, you will be open to the elements. It rained when we visited and we noticed that they sell ponchos.

3 months ago
London, United Kingdom
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Just have a shiny head like Shakespeare and the Rain Falls off easily

3 months ago
White Plains, New York, United States
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Hello, I do not know. It seems another reviewer does. Enjoy your adventure!

3 months ago
Courtenay, Canada
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The play goes on rain or shine.

3 months ago
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