Building From 1587 To 1605
First Elizabethan theatre on Bankside and probably the first building dedicated to theatrical entertainment in London. Built here because it was outside the jurisdiction of the City of London. Overtaken by other newer theatres, such as the nearby Globe, it was demolished and forgotten, until 1989 when the office block on the site was pulled down and the Museum of London's archaeological team investigated and uncovered the theatre's foundations. The planned new building was redesigned to protect these remains which are now open for visits every Saturday 10-5, as described by IanVisits. The picture source website gives a good history of the theatre.