The founder of our theatre, Sam Wanamaker would have been 98…


Celebrating the successful settlement of the 1986 High Court case against Southwark Council and Derno Estates which gave him a 125-year lease on the site for the new Globe. Photo: Alan Butland


Sam receiving oak from the New Forest for The Globe. Photos: Rod Leslie


1936-37: At the Great Lake festival in Cleveland, Ohio, in front of a replica Globe donated by the British Government. He played Shakespeare here for the first time.


Sam receiving oak from the New Forest for The Globe. Photos: Rod Leslie


Sam receiving oak from the New Forest for The Globe. Photos: Rod Leslie


On the Globe site in 1991, watching Phoebus Cart’s Tempest.


Sam posing in front of a model box of the Globe


Portrait of Sam Wanamaker (C) Tom Boulting


Getting his Honorary CBE from Peter Brooke (National Heritage Secretary), July 1993.

The founder of our theatre, Sam Wanamaker would have been 98 today. We have a lot to be thankful to him for. Please help us celebrate his birthday by sharing your memories

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