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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Circus Friends Association

Circus Friends Association

Founded, as the Circus Fans' Association, in 1934 at Olympia, with the 'involvement and encouragement of Bertram Mills' Circus, to 'champion the cause of the circus in England, to right injustice, ...

Group, Community / Clubs, Theatre

1 memorial
Magic Circle

Magic Circle

Dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of magic. Founded at Pinoli's Restaurant in Wardour Street by twenty-three magicians on July 1st 1905.

Group, Theatre

2 memorials
Sir George Alexander

Sir George Alexander

Actor-manager. Ran the St James's Theatre from about 1891 until his death in 1918.

Person, Theatre

3 memorials
Hoxton Hall

Hoxton Hall

Built 1863 as Mortimer's Music hall. 1866 MacDonald took it over but in 1871 following complaints it lost its performance licence.  Bought in 1879 by rich Quaker philanthropist William Isaac Palmer...

Building, Community / Clubs, Music / songs, Religion, Theatre

1 memorial
Royal Air Force Gang Show Association

Royal Air Force Gang Show Association

The name of this organisation sometimes has "Shows" rather than "Show".

Group, Armed Forces, Aviation, Theatre

2 memorials