Erected in 1599, The Globe was London’s first theater built by and for actors. As one of seven shareholders in the company that commissioned it (not to mention the company’s chief playwright), Shakespeare probably had some say in the theater’s design. He wrote many of his plays, from Julius Caesar on, with this venue in mind. To quote the bard, "O for a muse of fire!" Henry V
Denys Lasdun, Brutalist architecture - Béton brut - Royal National Theatre, South Bank Lambeth, London. Prince Charles described the building in 1988 as "a clever way of building a nuclear power station in the middle of London without anyone objecting" What does he know.
The Palace Theatre, Broadway theatre located at 1564 Broadway (at West 47th Street) in midtown Manhattan, New York City. From 1913 through about 1929, the Palace attained legendary status among vaudeville performers as the flagship of the monopolistic Keith - Albee organization, and the most desired booking in the country.