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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of the First Theatre

 
 
Site of the First Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
1. Site of the First Theatre Marker
Inscription. William Levingston, merchant of New Kent County, built the first theatre in English America on this site c. 1716. For three decades companies of actors entertained audiences at the "Play House" with latest successes from the London Stage. In 1745 the City of Williamsburg converted the frame structure into a municipal hall. The building was razed c. 1770 after construction of the Courthouse on Market Square.
 
Location. 37° 16.369′ N, 76° 42.102′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is on Palace Green Street north of West Nicholson Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Wythe House and Gardens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Governor's Palace & Gardens (about 400 feet away); Peyton Randolph House (about 600 feet away); The Magazine and Guardhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Anderson's Armoury (approx. mile away); Wetherburn's Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Public Hospital of 1773 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraEntertainment
 
Site of the First Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
2. Site of the First Theatre Marker
Site of the First Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
3. Site of the First Theatre Marker
Site of the First Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
4. Site of the First Theatre Marker
Site of the First Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
5. Site of the First Theatre Marker
 
 
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