Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

21 New Globe Walk,
Bankside,
London,
SE1 9DT


The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is the brand new candlelit indoor theatre, located on the Shakespeare's Globe site and is accessed through the main foyer.

Located on the bank of the River Thames in Bankside's Cultural Quarter, Shakespeare's Globe welcomes thousands of visitors to experience world renowned productions of Shakespeare every day.

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe stands a few hundred yards from its original site. Other than concessions to comply with modern day fire regulations, the Globe is as accurate a reconstruction of the 1599 Globe as was possible with the available evidence.

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is best accessed on foot. There are excellent footpaths along the river from Waterloo and from Southwark Bridge. The Millennium Footbridge is 50 metres from the Theatre.

NEAREST TUBE STATION: Blackfriars/ Mansion House (10 minute walk). London Bridge / Southwark/ Central Line (15 minute walk).

NEAREST RAIL STATION: Blackfriars (10 minute walk) London Bridge (15 minute walk), Cannon Street (15 minute walk) and Waterloo (25 minute walk).

BUSES: Numbers 45, 63, 100 to Blackfriars Bridge; 15, 17 to Cannon Street; 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76 to Mansion House; 381, RV1 to Southwark Street; 344 to Southwark Bridge Road

 

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse - Events

 
Book After Edward Tickets
After Edward
After Edward at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this Winter, directed by Brendan O'Hea, written by Tom Stuart.'I think it's queer.And it's about to get queerer...'Edward II wanders...
From £12.50
Book Dark Night of the Soul Tickets
Dark Night of the Soul
Dark Night of the Soul at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this Winter, directed by Just Christian.'That time may cease, and midnight never come'Doctor Faustus.The Faustian myth...
From £6.25
Book Doctor Faustus Tickets
Doctor Faustus
Doctor Faustus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this Winter, directed by Paulette Randall.'O, Faustus, they are cometo fetch away they soul!'Doctor Faustus sits in his Wittenberg...
From £47.50
Book Edward II Tickets
Edward II
Edward II at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this Winter, directed by Nick Bagnall.'But what are kings, when regiment is gone,but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?'Act V, scene...
From £12.50
Book Richard II Tickets
Richard II
Richard II at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this Winter, directed by Lynette Linton and Adjoa Andoh, who will also being playing Richard II.'This blessed plot, this earth,this...
From £12.50