The Theatre, Shoreditch
(1577-1598)

place and theatre

Closed aged c. 21

Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Nick Harrison on Flickr

The site of this building forms part of what was once the precinct of the Priory of St John the Baptist, Holywell. Within a few yards stood from 1577 to 1598 the first London building specially devoted to the performance of plays and known as 'The Theatre

86-88 Curtain Road, EC2 Hackney, London, United Kingdom where it sited

William Shakespeare acted at The Theatre. Built by James Burbage. Plays by Shakespeare were performed here.

Curtain Road, London, United Kingdom where it sited