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Shakespeare’s Globe is planning to build an indoor Jacobean theatre to complement our world-famous open-air stage. The shell of this theatre already exists to the left of the Globe’s main foyer entrance. Shakespeare wrote for both types of playhouse and it was always the intention of Sam Wanamaker to create an indoor Jacobean theatre alongside the outdoor theatre.
It is only now that we are ready to build this second theatre. It will follow authentic designs and craftsmanship of the period to create a theatre that Shakespeare would recognise. With two tiers of galleried seating and a pit seating area, the indoor theatre will inspire a uniquely intimate and intense theatre experience.