Building    From 1577  To 1598

The Theatre

Categories: Theatre

The site of The Theatre is the tall building to the left in the picture. Often claimed to be the first London building specially devoted to the performance of plays though the Red Lion Theatre in Mile End was apparently built in 1567. Built by James Burbage in 1576 just outside the City. It was here that Love's Labours Lost and Much Ado About Nothing were first mounted. The lease ran out in 1597 so the building was dismantled and rebuilt across the Thames as "The Globe".

The foundations were excavated in a MoL archaeological dig in 2008.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
The Theatre

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Shakespeare statue - SE1

From the Cathedral: "Sculpted by acclaimed British sculptor Raphael Maklouf w...

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Shakespeare - The Theatre

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

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The Theatre

The site of this building forms part of what was once the precinct of the Pri...

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Other Subjects

Lady Winifred Fortescue

Lady Winifred Fortescue

Writer and actress. Born as Winifred Beech in a Suffolk rectory. Died France. 1914 she married John Fortescue (1859-1933, librarian, archivist at Windsor Castle and British Army historian), despit...

Person, Benefactor, Literature, Theatre, France

1 memorial
James Burbage

James Burbage

Actor, theatre builder and manager. Built The Theatre in Curtain Road.

Person, Theatre

1 memorial
Prince of Wales Theatre

Prince of Wales Theatre

Built as Prince's Theatre by Charles Phipps in 1884.  Just 2 years later it was renamed as the Prince of Wales Theatre after the future Edward VII.   It was rebuilt in 1937, designed by Robert Cromie.

Group, Theatre

1 memorial
National Theatre Foundation

National Theatre Foundation

From the National Theatre website: "The Royal National Theatre Foundation may be able to assist employees, former employees or others who work or have worked at the National Theatre who are sufferi...

Group, Philanthropy, Theatre

1 memorial
Marie Lloyd

Marie Lloyd

Music hall artiste. Born Matilda Alice Victoria Wood at 36 Plumber Street, Hoxton. She made her debut at the Eagle Tavern in 1884, using the name Bella Delmere. The following year, she changed her ...

Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, Theatre

3 memorials