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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Cinema Theatre Association

Cinema Theatre Association

Founded by journalist Eric George, who wanted to draw attention to the magnificent "cinema theatre" movie palaces of the twenties and thirties that were beginning to disappear from our towns and ci...

Group, Cinema, Theatre

1 memorial
Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly

Theatre director and producer. Born Liverpool. 2005 Appoint Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre.

Person, Politics & Administration, Theatre

1 memorial
Alison Steadman

Alison Steadman

Actor. Born Liverpool. Married Mike Leigh. Has worked very successfully in the theatre, cinema, TV and radio.

Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Ian Albery

Ian Albery

Chief Executive of Sadler's Wells when the new theatre opened in October 1998.

Person, Politics & Administration, Theatre

1 memorial
Virginia McKenna

Virginia McKenna

Actor and wild-life campaigner.  Born Marylebone.  Briefly married to actor Denholm Elliott, then to actor Bill Travers 1957 until his death in 1994.  Played Violette Szabo, in the 1958 film 'Carve...

Person, Animals, Cinema, Theatre

1 memorial