The Theatre Royal 1663

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The First Theatre Royal, Bridges Street, 1663: scale reconstruction.1

The turret on top of the theatre can clearly be seen, it would have been built to created more light in the theatre, but it would also have been unglazed and would have let in a great deal of weather.

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1 Richard Leacroft, The Development of the English Playhouse, Eyre Methuen Ltd 1973, p.83.