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 Deep Night, Dark Night Tickets
Deep Night, Dark Night
Two sets of eerie evenings will combine in Deep Night, Dark Night at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse bringing together the greatest ghost stories from the past, chilling tales...
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Book Henry VI Tickets
Henry VI
A part of the 2019/2020 season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is Henry VIAn England divided under a weak leader spirals from political unrest to all-out civil war. Allegiances...
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Book Richard III Tickets
Richard III
A part of the 2019/2020 season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is Richard IIIThe battle scars from the Wars of the Roses are yet to heal but that's not going to deter power-hungry...
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Book Swive [Elizabeth] Tickets
Swive [Elizabeth]
A part of the 2019/2020 season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is Swive [Elizabeth]SWIVE(archaic, transitive) To copulate with (a woman).(archaic, transitive, dialectal) To...
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Book The Taming Of The Shrew Tickets
The Taming Of The Shrew
A part of the 2019/2020 season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is The Taming of the Shrew.katharina and Bianca, the daughters of a rich man of Padua, are ready to marry. The...
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Book Virginia Woolf Tickets
Virginia Woolf
The centenary of two political milestones in the fight for gender equality with readings of two of Virginia Woolf’s seminal works: A Room of One’s Own and Three...
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Book Women Beware Women  Tickets
Women Beware Women
A part of the 2019/2020 season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is Women Beware Women.A Woman. A Wife: Married in secret and locked away from other eyes by her new husband.Another...
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