Shoreditch: The Earliest London Theatreland a Talk with Archaeologist Julian Bowsher
St Botolph’s Hall, Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TL
Time: 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Event type: Talk
Although there were a number of theatrical venues throughout London from the 1550s, the earliest concentration developed in Shoreditch in the 1570s. It was situated only a few minutes’ walk from the City, on a major route to the north, well-to-do houses in nearby Hoxton, and home to many of the leading playwrights and actors – all centred around two of the earliest successful playhouses in London. This talk explores these relationships as well as its history and development – and what archaeology has revealed.