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Theatre was a form of art involving actors and playwrights which included performances of plays, often at locations also called theatres.

The Carrionites tried to use a 1599 production of Love's Labour's Won to enter our universe. They were stopped by William Shakespeare, with help from the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones. (TV: The Shakespeare Code)

When the Doctor's TARDIS landed in 1605, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright attempted to make it to the Globe Theatre. (PROSE: The Plotters)

On 29 June 1613, the Globe Theatre was destroyed by fire. It had been set by Francis Pearson, who was jealous of Shakespeare's success. (PROSE: Managra)

As a precaution against the spreading Bubonic Plague in 1665, King Charles II ordered the theatres closed. This put actor Richard Mace out of work, causing him to become a highwayman. (TV: The Visitation)

On 14 April 1865, Ford's Theatre was the site of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, as witnessed by the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe. (AUDIO: Assassin in the Limelight)

Palace Theatre box

Leela, Henry Gordon Jago and the Fourth Doctor in a box at the Palace Theatre in 1889. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

In 1889, the Fourth Doctor treated Leela to an evening at the Palace Theatre which included singing and a conjuring act by Li H'sen Chang with his sidekick Mr Sin. Chang was secretly using the cellar of the theatre as a temporary base of operations. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

After the scandal following the Weng-Chiang incident, Henry Gordon Jago sold the Theatre. (PROSE: The Shadow of Weng-Chiang) He later acquired the New Regency Theatre. (AUDIO: The Theatre of Dreams)

There were numerous theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue. (PROSE: In Search of Doctor X)

By 2025, all theatres had been closed to save energy. (AUDIO: Energy of the Daleks)

Theatre also existed on Traken. (AUDIO: The King of the Dead)

The Doctor's TARDIS had a theatre. (AUDIO: Mel-evolent)