The Rose Playhouse

Theatre in South Bank

The Rose Playhouse, for which Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson wrote some of their greatest plays and in which Shakespeare learned his craft, is unique: its original 16th-century foundations were discovered in 1989 beneath an office building and given a protective concrete cover with floor lighting to outline the remains. Administered by the Rose Theatre Trust, it's open to the public on Saturday open days and for performances; check the website for details.