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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Sir Harry Lauder

Sir Harry Lauder

Internationally successful singer and comedian, music hall artiste (e.g. "Roamin' in the Gloamin'"). Born Edinburgh. His first London engagement was in 1900 and, having reduced his strong accent, t...

Person, Music / songs, Theatre, Scotland

1 memorial
Golders Green Hippodrome

Golders Green Hippodrome

Former theatre. Built by Bertie Crewe as a 3,000 seat music hall. It became famous as a venue for travelling shows before and after their West End appearances, featuring some of the biggest names o...

Building, Theatre

1 memorial
Sir Charles Wyndham

Sir Charles Wyndham

born Charles Culverwell at Liverpool. Qualified as a doctor. Actor and manager.

Person, Theatre

4 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
Mary Moore, Lady Wyndham

Mary Moore, Lady Wyndham

Actress. Married Charles Wyndham.

Person, Theatre

1 memorial