(Black) Bull InnThe Bull Inn - Elizabethan Theatre The known facts about the Bull Inn, which was used as one of the venues for early English Elizabethan Theatre, are as follows:
London Location of the Bull Inn - Bishopsgate
Elizabethan plays were performed in the courtyards of the Bull Inn - 1576 - 1594
The Bull Inn was a popular title for many other Elizabethan London Inns
The Elizabethan Acting Troupes would negotiate with the owner, or vintner, of the Bull Inn in order to stage a performance at the Bull Inn
The Cobbled Courtyard of the Bull Inn was the site of Elizabethan plays - a temporary stage would be erected on trestles
People who wanted to watch the plays at the Bull Inn were charged a small fee as they entered the courtyard - they had to pay extra if they wanted a view from the balcony.
In 1574 the City of London started regulating the Inn-yard activities which lead to the development of the covered Playhouses and the open Amphitheatres and the ultimate replacement of the Inn-yards for venues of Elizabethan plays and theatres.
Bull Inn - Interesting Facts and Information about Inn- Yard Elizabethan Theatres Interesting Facts and information about the Bull Inn Elizabethan Theatre
Name of this type of Elizabethan Theatre taken directly from the yard of an Inn
Elizabethan plays were performed in the cobbled courtyard of the Bull Inn
The Queen's Men theatrical troupe performed at the Black Bull Inn during the 16th century
Audience capacity of an Elizabethan Inn-Yard - up to 500
There was gambling and even bear baiting in some of the Inn-yards