The Indoor Jacobean Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe Named Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole said: "The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will allow the Globe to continue its experimental vision of going back to the future. Just as with the Globe itself, these unique playing conditions offer an opportunity to refresh our understanding of Jacobean theatre, and to provoke new visions for the future of how theatre can be made".
Chair of the Architecture Research Group (ARG) Dr Farah Karim-Cooper said: "This theatre will allow us finally to achieve Sam's mission to build both types of theatre Shakespeare worked in so that, through performance and research, we can continue to discover how these plays worked in their original environment".
Chief Executive of Shakespeare's Globe Neil Constable said: "We are thrilled at the generosity of our supporters to this unique and groundbreaking project. The reconstruction of the indoor theatre takes us another step closer to achieving Sam Wanamaker's vision, enabling the Globe to present theatre performances across 52 weeks of the year, within yet another beautiful and rarely seen theatre space. I know it will also prove an invaluable arena for Globe Education programmes and further research into Shakespeare theatres. We look forward to our many national and international supporters joining us on the next stage of the Globe's remarkable journey."
Oliver Heywood, Project Associate Architect for The Sam Wanamaker Theatre and Globe foyer redevelopment said: "We are thrilled to be part of the team delivering the new Indoor Jacobean Theatre and foyer redevelopment. The design process has been a rich and rewarding experience, having been given the privilege of collaborating with the world's leading scholars, historians and craftsmen; a fruitful process that should be credited to the clear vision and drive of Shakespeare's Globe."