Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th Anniversary Season

10 November 2023 to 14 April 2024 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse


Celebrate ten years of London’s only candlelit theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, with a season of intensely intimate and powerfully compelling drama, all told by the beautifully beguiling glow of candlelight. Plus, look back at a decade of unparalleled performance and exploration in the Playhouse in a variety of enlightening and insightful research events.

For the first time ever in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, experience the work of Henrik Ibsen with a ‘superb’ ★★★★ (Time Out) and ‘devastating’ ★★★★ (Evening Standard) adaptation of Ghosts, a scandalous and searing exploration of family secrets and forbidden desire.

Enter the intimate Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as Shakespeare’s blistering tragedy, Othello, is illuminated by candlelight this winter. Celebrated by many, Othello has risen through the ranks. But can his hard-won reputation, his marriage to Desdemona, and his own subconscious survive the toxic systems that surround him?

Ten years after opening the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2014, John Webster’s seminal revenge tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, returns to London’s only indoor candlelit theatre from February 2024.

The Sixteen, one of the world’s most renowned musical ensembles, present a live concert created specifically for the unrivalled intimacy of the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.