Globe Theatre

Timeline created by jtk187
  • Apr 23, 1564

    Shakespeare's birth

    Shakespeare's birth
    William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • May 31, 1576

    James Burbage & The Theatre

    Burbage obtained a lease to build The Theatre in Shoreditch (just north of London). He built it with John Brayne, his brother-in-law. Local authorities in London weren't fans of the idea of theatre, so building it north of the city made for less trouble. The theatre cost about $1000 in today's money. This was a considerable amount at the time.
  • Aug 31, 1576

    The Theatre Opens

    The Theatre Opens
    Burbage opened The Theatre in the fall of 1576.
  • Lord Chamberlain's Men Perform

    Lord Chamberlain's Men Perform
    As one of Lord Chamberlain's Men, he performed many of his plays inside The Theatre until 1597
  • James Burbage Dies

    Burbage died in Shoreditch on 2/2/1597
  • The Theatre is Torn Down

    The Theatre is Torn Down
    After the Lord Chamberlain died, Burbage lost the dontations given to him to help run The Theatre. The lease ended on the building and its owner refused to give Burbage the lease again. James' son Richard along with William Shakespeare tore down the building, crossed the Thames River, and built the Globe.
  • Fire at the Globe

    Fire at the Globe
    During a performance of "Henry VIII," a cannon was used. The cannon misfired and caught the wooden beams of the Globe on fire. No one was injured.
  • The Globe Rebuilt

    The Globe was rebuilt.
  • Shakespeare Dies

    Shakespeare dies.
  • The Globe Torn Down

    The Globe was torn down in 1642 after a group of Puritans demanded all theatres torn down and destoryed.