Jun 10 2020
London’s earliest playhouse may have been discovered at a housing redevelopment in Whitechapel, archaeologists have said.
The Red Lion was thought to be the first purpose-built theatre of the Elizabethan era but its location has long been disputed.
Timber structures, artefacts and buildings were found during excavations in Stepney Way, east London, last year. Archaeologist Stephen White described it as an “extraordinary” discovery.