The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, which opened in January 2014, is a reconstruction of a Jacobean indoor theatre in the style of the Blackfriars Playhouse and a really exciting imagining of the space of a Jacobean theatre. As there are no surviving plans for the Blackfriars Playhouse the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse was built using early seventeenth century plans for a new indoor theatre. The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is directly linked to Shakespeare’s Globe and will function as a winter performance space for future Globe Theatre productions. The Globe documented the development and building process in an excellent series of videos on Youtube: the full collection of videos can be found here, and the first video is below.

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