Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

This intimate candlelit theatre venue puts on the very best Shakespeare plays. Read More


The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is an intimate candlelit indoor theatre space next to Shakespeare's Globe.

The Jacobean theatre is built to authentic designs and craftsmanship of the period to create a theatre fitting of Shakespeare's time. There are two tiers of galleried seating and a pit seating area.

Venue Details & Map

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

21 New Globe Walk
+44 20 7902 1400

Yelp Reviews

9.00 out of 5
based on 3 reviews

Top 3 reviews of Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

5.0 out of 5
29 October 2017
by George C.

This is by far the most atmospheric theatre in London. Candle-lit, with timber everywhere, it is an amazing playhouse. Every production in specially selected to match the theatre's ambient - it is a must to sit here to get that unique feeling if you want to consider yourself a serious theatre-goer. more

5.0 out of 5
01 March 2018
by Trip F.

Saw "Winter's Tale" performed here. The theatre, based upon designs from the original "Blackfrier's" theatre, is beautiful. Lit only with candles (from chandeliers and sconses), the intimate, lightly lit theatre was exceptional, perfect for the play. more

3.0 out of 5
28 April 2015
by Chris K.

I went to see the candle-lit performance of L'Ormindo at this very atmospheric theatre. Candles create the intimate and romantic atmosphere, but the seats are so small and hard, spoiling the fun. The stage is small and side seats have restricted view. I hope they would do something about the seating. more

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