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.