Viewing Event Record: The Privy Council stops construction of a new theatre


The privy council writes to the Middlesex justices on behalf of the inhabitants of the parish of St Giles Cripplegate, concerning the building of the new theatre. They note that there are already too many like buildings in the neighbourhood, and that to suffer a new playhouse there would be a scandal and a displeasure to her majesty. They order the justices to have the construction stopped immediately and any building already constructed, defaced.

Date Event Recorded

From: 9 March 1600 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

From: 9 March 1600 (Source of claim: original)


Fortune (I)


Name Role
Waad, William council clerk
Fowler, Thomas justice of the peace
Vaughan, Edward justice of the peace
Collyns, Nicholas justice of the peace
Bertie, Peregrine, Baron Willoughby de Eresby parishoner
Drewry, Drew parishoner

Event Type

  • playhouse context
  • playhouse restraint