Bringing Shakespeare's Original London Playhouse Back To Life

Bringing Shakespeare's Original London Playhouse Back To Life

One of the most important places in the story of Shakespeare sits in London, and yet many people have never even heard of it. If Shakespeare's Globe theatre on South Bank is springing to mind, think again.

This is The Theatre; the original Shakespearean playhouse in London, situated in Hackney. Archaeologists from Museum of London Archaeology are conducting excavations at this fascinating site, restoring it to former glory and uncovering a whole host of Tudor treasures along the way.

But what will become of the site? Will we be able to view these remains that haven't been seen by the public for over 400 years? We paid a visit to The Theatre and the team behind the restoration, to find out exactly what the future holds.

The Theatre is set to open late 2019. Find out more about the project at the Museum of London Archaeology website.

Last Updated 25 September 2018