This week I went to the Globe theatre in London. It is a replica of the original theatre built in 1599 by Shakespeare's theatre company and it is the only building in central London permitted to have a thatched roof. It is an open air theatre with the audience either standing in front of the stage or seated in the galleries.
You sit on wooden benches in the galleries and I would advise hiring a cushion for £1 and also choosing a back row seat so you have something to support your back. Prices vary from £15 to £42 but you can get a ticket for the yard for £5 which is terrific value. The disadvantage is that you have to stand up for the whole performance as no sitting down in that area is allowed.
I went to see 'Comedy of Errors' which is a bit of a farce but enjoyable. The acting was excellent making the Shakespearean language easier to follow plus I had a seat and cushion on the back row of the lower gallery!
The majority of the plays are by Shakespeare but other works are also performed. This theatre is only open during the Summer months as it is in the open but there is now an indoor theatre here -Sam Wanamaker Playhouse still in keeping with the period, being lit by candlelit, and I look forward to the experience in the not so distant future.