SHALT: Shakespearean London Theatres

The sites of many of the London theatres of Shakespeare’s time have been positively identified and can be enjoyed as tourist destinations. This project aims to increase public awareness of these sites and to promote their enjoyment by producing a map, a printed guide, interactive software, public talks, and downloadable short films that will enable the public to travel to the modern London locations of these theatres and learn about them.

Via our outputs we offer knowledge about the histories of particular theatres–who owned them, how they were designed, what plays were performed there, their playwrights, and what kinds of audiences came–as well as social and cultural differences between these locations now and 400 years ago.