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Hackney Citizen – Celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

08 April 2014

The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) is putting on a number of free events between 30th April and 1st June to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Families are invited to take part in excavations at the site of The Curtain Theatre, where Galliard’s joint venture and mixed-use development, The Stage, is set to be built. The remnants found will then sit in a heritage centre at the centre of the new Shoreditch development. 

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The Independent Online – Shakespearean Culture Meets Shoreditch Luxury

07 June 2012

The Curtain Theatre is set to be the centrepiece for Galliard’s joint venture and new luxury development, The Stage. It is said to be the best-preserved example of Elizabethan theatre in the UK, according to excavators at the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA). Named after the nearby Curtain Close, the unearthing of the theatre was an inspiration for the mixed-use project, which will feature a heritage centre and sunken amphitheatre for public display and enjoyment. 

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Sky News Online – Shakespearean Discovery at The Stage

06 June 2012

Shoreditch’s vibrant culture is a mystery to no one; however what had remained a mystery for over four centuries was the exact whereabouts of Shakespeare’s original playhouse, The Curtain Theatre. In 2011, the remains were found and the  Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) are optimistic that they will discover around three quarters of the original theatre, which will be preserved in a brand new heritage centre in Galliard’s new development, The Stage. 

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"One of the best preserved examples of an Elizabethan theatre in the UK"

The Telegraph Online – London’s New Cultural Destination

06 June 2012

The world’s most famous playwright and Britain’s most celebrated export, William Shakespeare, has made his way into the headlines more than 400 years after his death. His original playhouse, The Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch has been unearthed and is set to be the showpiece of Galliard’s brand new mixed-use development, The Stage. The heritage centre and sunken amphitheatre will sit in the central piazza, and will be open to the public as a new cultural destination. 

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Current Archaeology Online – A Cultural Centrepiece at The Stage

06 June 2012

Shoreditch’s dynamic history and colourful character was a major contributor in the decision to build a new luxury development there. In 2011, excavators found a treasured piece of history to add to the area’s charm – the remains of The Curtain Theatre, Shakespeare’s original playhouse. Now, as a tribute to the playwright and the area’s culture, Galliard’s joint venture and mixed-use project, The Stage, will feature a brand new heritage centre to showcase the remains. 

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ArtsBeat: The New York Times Online – History Beneath The Stage

06 June 2012

Before the Globe, there was The Curtain Theatre – home to the Lord Chamberlain’s men who performed there between 1597 and 1599. For centuries the theatre had remained a mystery, but in 2011 the site was excavated as part of plans to build a luxury new development in Shoreditch. The remains will now be carefully preserved in a heritage centre, as the centrepiece for Galliard’s new joint venture and mixed-use project, The Stage. 

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