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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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CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 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
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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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 > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, 6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 6 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
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
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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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Swan, Shakespeare's Globe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 17 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 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 > 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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8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Trevor Nelson's Soul Nation
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 22nd February 2020 

Omeara 6 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

A night of classic soul and R&B club anthems from the 1980s through to the 2000s from the DJ and ...More

BBC Singers
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

St Giles Church, Cripplegate 14 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

Ragnar Rasmussen conducts the choir, with saxophonist Theo Hillborg, for Anders Hillborg's Mouyayoum, The Cradle Song, O Dessa Ogon, Lilla ...More

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Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Barbican Centre 16 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

Sakari Oramo conducts the orchestra, with clarinettist Martin Frost and violinist Carolin Widmann, for Anders Hillborg's Eleven Gates, Beast Sampler ...More

Hillborg Chamber Music With Guildhall Musicians
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 17 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

Composer Anders Hillborg introduces a programme of his chamber music, including Opening Fanfare, Six pieces For Wind Quintet, Kongsgaard Variations, ...More

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Theatre | Until 14th March 2020 

Bridge Theatre 17 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

Caryl Churchill's haunting drama, A Number, returns to the London stage in 2020 with a run at Bridge Theatre starring ...More

 
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Southbank Centre 17 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

Dima Slobodeniouk conducts Jorg Widmann's Lied For Orchestra, Ravel's Sheherazade and Beethoven's Symphony No 3 (Eroica), with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton....More

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Theatre | On 22nd February 2020 

Southbank Centre 17 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

CBBC stars Sam and Mark present a rib-tickling show full of sketches, music, jokes, games and gags....More

BBC Concert Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Southbank Centre 17 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

Anna-Maria Helsing conducts Copland, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Shostakovich, Jennifer Higdon, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Errollyn Wallen, Welner and Quincy Jones....More

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Theatre | Until 22nd February 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 18 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

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The Vaults 18 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

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