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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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  33% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London > Events > Shopping  Dates: 19th November to 23rd December 2016
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th January to 31st December 2016
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Temple Song 2016: Roderick Williams
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 11 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

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