This faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse where Shakespeare wrote many of his greatest plays marvelously re-creates the 16th-century theater experience. Standing room in the "yard" in front of the stage costs £5. The season runs April through October, but an exhibition and theater tours run year-round. The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a replica Jacobean (early-17th-century) indoor theater named after the Globe's founder, opened in early 2014. It hosts plays, concerts, and operas by candlelight in winter, when the open-air theater is closed. Tours of the playhouse are available on selected dates.