As building work progresses on the fabrication of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, we meet Peter McCurdy and his team of craftsmen who are working to realise the architect’s plans.

Learn about the origin of the drawings, the timber and how the frame will be held together, and how research of surviving Jacobean buildings is key to the detail of our new indoor theatre.

Help us build it

Sam Wanamaker’s original vision was for both an outdoor and indoor theatre. With your help we can realise this dream.

We have now raised £6.8 million against the £7.5 million target to build the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Play your part: donate now and help us complete this theatre.

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