Allies and Morrison has been appointed to design a new indoor Jacobean Theatre for the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre on London’s Southbank
The 320-seat theatre will feature a ‘faithful’ Jacobean interior and is planned to open in winter 2013.
Paul Appleton, Allies and Morrison partner said: ‘For us, the prospect of recreating, in the heart of Southwark, a theatre for which Shakespeare might have written his last plays, represents an extraordinary privilege.’
Neil Constable, Shakespeare’s Globe chief executive added: ‘We are delighted that Allies and Morrison will be working with us on this exciting project to continue Sam Wanamaker’s dream of the Globe performing both indoors and outdoors.
‘We are confident that their experience, enthusiasm and skill will enable us to deliver this project to the standards of original detail and period reference that it requires. They will work closely with Jon Greenfield, Reconstruction Architect, and our Architecture Research Group to ensure a faithful and considered approach to the historical references in this project.’
The theatre is fundraising for the project which is expected to start on site in November 2012.