Los Angeles Theatre, Los Angeles, California -- This theater with its gorgeous French Baroque-inspired décor was designed by S. Charles Lee in 1931 and was the last, most extravagant of the movie palaces built in L.A. during the Hollywood glam days. [1st of four pins]
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
Theatre of Palmyra Palmyra's Theatre was, until the 1950's, buried beneath the sand, however it has been restored continuously since then. The freestanding stage facade of the theatre itself is designed along the lines of a palace entrance, complete with a royal door and smaller doors on either side. During the Palmyra Festival, which runs from the end of April to the beginning of May, music and dance performances are held in the theatre.