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Blackfriars Playhouse, London

Blackfriars Playhouse - London, United Kingdom
Blackfriars Playhouse
Playhouse Yard, London, United Kingdom EC4Y 7HLMap
+44 20 8846 9000
Neighborhood: Temple Place
Overview

Though not ornately done, the Blackfriars Playhouse building has seen and housed some of the greatest works of Shakespeare. The playhouse area was owned by the Dominicans known as the Black Friars due to their black habits. The theater was opened for the public by Richard Burbage along with Shakespeare and his partners. Comfortably accommodating around seven hundred people, the playhouse had plays performed by the famous King's Men, formerly known as Lord Chamberlain's Men. Plays written by others such as Ben Johnson and many more were also performed. This literary Mecca can be a great experience for all the fans of the Bard.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
  • Nearest Train: Mansion House
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