Where Did Shakespeare Perform His Plays?

William Shakespeare’s plays were performed in London, England, at the Theatre and at the royal court before 1599 and at the Globe Theatre after 1599. Many of the plays, especially the later plays, were performed by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, a theatre company to which Shakespeare belonged.

The Globe Theatre is the place most commonly associated with the performance of William Shakespeare’s plays. It was erected in 1599 in London by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, and they used it as their performance space thereafter. The theatre was destroyed by a fire on June 29, 1613. A reconstruction of the Globe is a popular tourist attraction in London today.