St Leonard’s in Shoreditch is the burial place of James Burbage and other actors from the Shakespearean period.

It is often known as 'the Actors’ Church' because of the various Tudor and Stuart actors who were buried here. As it is located in Shoreditch, St Leonard’s is very close to both the Theatre and the Curtain playhouse sites.

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A memorial at the church relating its links to the Shakespearean theatres

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St Leonard's Church
Junction of Shoreditch High Street and Hackney Road
E1 6JN



National Grid Reference

533464 182632


From Old Street Underground Station take the eastern exit at the bottom of City Road into Old Street, walking along it to the junction with Shoreditch High Street. Cross the road to St Leonard’s Church.