The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

 
 
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New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker TheatreFor the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a candle-lit indoor theatre specially created for the staging of Jacobean plays. The Allies and Morrison designed theatre seats 340 people with two tiers of galleried seating, a pit seating area and is predominantly lit by candles. The theatre has been designed through careful research to recreate the kind of Jacobean venue where Shakespeare or any of his contemporaries would have felt at home. The building, which used to house education activities moved in 2010 to the nearby Sackler Studios, has been named The Sam Wanamaker Theatre after the man who famously founded Shakespeare's Globe back in 1997.

 

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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre  CGI by Allies and Morrison  

   
The Sam Wanamaker Theatre - CGI by Allies and Morrison

The Sam Wanamaker Theatre CGI by Allies and Morrison 

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Underground Stations

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Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  25% off
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Entertainment > Live Music
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    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 9 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October to 21st November 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th April to 22nd August 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st September to 3rd October 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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    London > Restaurants > International restaurants
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
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    London > Education > Careers Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 18 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 19 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 22 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 9 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Leisure > Martial Arts
    Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 9 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Leisure >
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Nightlife >
    Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

    Tate Modern stages the first retrospective exhibition of work by Agnes Martin since her death just over a decade ago. ...More

     
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    Sonia Delaunay
    Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

    The first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of Sonia Delaunay, a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde who became ...More

     
    Artist-Led Workshops
    Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2015 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

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    Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2015 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

    Sessions for school children to work with the collection....More

    Borough Talks: Is Cooking A Lost Art'
    Exhibitions | On 30th June 2015 

    Borough Market 6 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

    Borough Market is opening its doors to the public with a series of brand new food debates delving into the ...More

    Voga at Coq d'Argent
    Voga at Coq d'Argent
    Sporting Events | Until 27th September 2015 

    Coq d'Argent 8 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

    What better way to spend summer Sunday mornings than doing voga on the roof of the Coq d'Argent? Even better, ...More

     
    Ian Bostridge And Andreas Haefliger
    Concerts | On 30th June 2015 

    Mansion House 9 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

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    Flora And Fauna
    Exhibitions | Next performance 30th June 2015 

    Bank of England Museum 10 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

    What's the colour of money? The Bank Of England Museum in the City turns its attention to another type of ...More

     
     
     
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