Built in 1587 by Philip Henslowe, the Rose was the first theatre on London's Bankside. In 1989 its remains were discovered and partially excavated midst a blaze of international press coverage. History, news and opening times.
The official site includes images and archaeological evidence of the original Elizabethan circular theater, the story of its reconstruction (1994-7) and a timeline.
Peter McCurdy describes the reconstruction by his firm of the Elizabethan theater in London used by Shakespeare. Research, construction.
Describes and illustrates London playhouses in the 16th and 17th century, particularly the original Globe Theatre, and its modern reconstruction. From Reading University.
A history of the first theatre built in London since Roman times from the online collaborative encyclopedia.