In this video we visit the Paint Room at the Central School of Speech and Drama where the ceiling panels for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse are being painted.

John Greenfield (Reconstruction Architect) talks us through the sources and styles of the decoration which centres around Luna surrounded by cherub, clouds and stars. Details are highlighted out with gold leaf which will reflect the candle light being used to light the theatre.

See Scenic Artists  Peter Cromby and Pierre Beaudry at work. They both also worked on the decoration of the Globe theatre, lending a consistency in the style and creatively linking the two theatres.

First season announced, performances from January 2014.
Booking now open.


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 £7.1 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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