Plaque

The Theatre

The Theatre & Shakespeare
The Theatre
Inscription

The site of this building forms part of what was once the precinct of the Priory of S. John-the-Baptist, Holywell. Within a few yards stood, from 1577 to 1598, the first London building specially devoted to the performance of plays and known as 'The Theatre'.

Site: The Theatre & Shakespeare (2 memorials)

EC2, Curtain Road, 86-90

February 2013: planning permission was granted to build a theatre on this site.
2023: Now the plans are for housing and a Shakespeare Museum.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
The Theatre

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The Theatre

The site of The Theatre is the tall building to the left in the picture. Ofte...

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Priory of St John-the-Baptist, Holywell

Founded before 1127. Augustinian. Disbanded y Henry VIII c. 1540.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
The Theatre

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Shakespeare - The Theatre

Shakespeare - The Theatre

It is thought that Shakespeare lived in Norton Folgate, close to here.

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Bertrand Russell

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1 subject commemorated
Aske's Hospital - left - 1828

Aske's Hospital - left - 1828

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Note that the plaque says that not only was a new building erected but also that the site was extended into the adjacent ground.

3 subjects commemorated, 5 creators
Nicholas Saunders

Nicholas Saunders

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Nicholas Saunders, 1938 - 1998. He put Neal's Yard on the map.

1 subject commemorated
Frank Pick

Frank Pick

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Note the use of London Underground’s own typeface, Johnston Sans.

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Ravenscroft Park

Ravenscroft Park

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The plaque is on the low, angled, wall - angled upwards to catch the rain, hence its poor condition.

1 subject commemorated, 3 creators