Sam Wanamaker Playhouse London

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse London

Venue Information

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Address: 21 New Globe Walk, South Bank, SE1 9DT
Nearest Underground or Train Station: London Bridge (Jubilee line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 45, 63, 100, 15, 17, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 381 , RV1, 344

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.  The nearest underground or train stations are London Bridge (Jubilee line, Northern line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 45, 63, 100, 15, 17, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 381 , RV1, 344.  For directions to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse?
There is no specific dress code at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has an Air Conditioning system.
What is the Accessibility at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse?
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse accessibility information
Access phone number: 020 7902 1409
Access email address:
Accessible toilets situated: Piazza level, Lecture Theatre level
Number of Wheelchair spaces: 2
Sound amplification: Induction Loop
Access from street to foyer: Level access (foyer at street level)
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 0 to Stalls, 15 to Lower Circle, 35 to Upper Circle
Level access: To Stalls
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: Lift to all levels
How many seats are in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse?
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has 340 seats.
Who owns the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse?
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is owned by owner_globe

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Facts

What date did the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse open?

12th June 1997

Who designed the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse?

Jon Greenfield, in collaboration with Allies and Morrison

What was the first production at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse?

The Duchess of Malfi

Other Sam Wanamaker Playhouse facts

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is an indoor theatre forming part of Shakespeare's Globe, along with the Globe Theatre on Bankside, London. A reconstruction of an indoor Jacobean playhouse, it opened on 15 January 2014 with a production of The Duchess of Malfi. Designed by Jon Greenfield, in collaboration with Allies and Morrison, it is an oak structure built inside the building's brick shell. Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre. It was founded by American actor and director Sam Wanamaker and is built about 230 metres from the site of the original theatre. The original Elizabethan Theatre called the Globe was built in 1599 by the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men, to which Shakespeare belonged. It was destroyed by fire on 29 June 1613 and rebuilt by June 1614. It was closed in 1642 and demolished in 1644. 

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Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse include:

Titus Andronicus
Henry V
The Winter's Tale
The Merchant of Venice
Measure for Measure

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