Built on a 35 acre WWII bomb site, The Barbican is both a major arts complex and an area of exclusive high rise dwellings, surrounding the only building to survive the bombing, St Giles Cripplegate, on which the placemark sits.
This replica of the original Globe, opened 1599 and burned down during a performance in 1613, was the brainchild of Sam Wanamaker, who started the fundraising around 1970 and sadly died in 1993 before the Globe reopened in 1997.
Royal Albert Hall, left, opened 1871, and Albert Memorial, right, completed 1876.
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An arts venue dedicated to Queen Victoria's husband and consort, Prince Albert. It is situated in London, England in the royal borough of Westminster, within the area also known as Albertopolis. It forms the practical part of a national memorial to ...
In 1874 the present Grand Théâtre de Genève replaced the Théâtre de Neuve. Directly inspired by the Paris Opera House the Grand Theatre is one of the most magnificent opera houses in Europe with a seating capacity of 1500.
"On October 23, 2002, Chechen rebels stormed a Moscow theater during a performance of the musical Nord-Ost, taking an estimated 900 people hostage, including 90 staff members of the theater. The standoff ended three days later, when Russian troops raided the building. 129 hostages died in the takeover, almost all as a result of a gas that was used by federal forces to subdue the rebels."