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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th April 2004 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) officially opened.go to related location

27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London

27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)

27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)

27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

The First ever London Theatre



The First ever London Theatre

London's first ever theatre was opened here by James Burbage.

Location: 86-88 Curtain Road

Description: This is the site of the first ever theatre in London, the forerunner of the Globe.

James Burbage's theatre of 1576 featured a troupe including William Shakespeare and some of his plays were believed to have been performed here.

After a lease dispute they knocked it down and took it to the Southbank where they built the Globe Theatre. There was another theatre opened near here the year after called The Curtain.


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The First ever London Theatre

London's first ever theatre was opened here by James Burbage.


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