Picture of the Bell Savage Theatre (Inn-Yard)
The Bell Theatre - Elizabethan (Inn-yard)
The Bell Inn yard theatre was located in Gracechurch Street, London. We have as yet been unable to trace specific records or documentation or any general information regarding this inn-yard other than performances took place between 1576 and 1594. The research continues...
The Elizabethan Inn-Yard
The early days of commercial theatre involved performances in public spaces such as town squares. Acting troupes travelled the country and sought lodgings at inns or taverns. The natural progression for the troupes was to negotiate with the tavern owner, or vintner, in order to stage a performance at the inn. All parties would therefore benefit.