Programme for performance of H.A. Rendle's "Chesney Wold," 1873
Detail of 1886 map of Boston, showing Globe Theatre
Seating chart, 1883
The Globe Theatre (est.1871) was a playhouse in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. It was located on Washington Street, near the corner of Essex Street. Arthur Cheney oversaw the Globe until 1876. From 1871-1873 it occupied the former theatre of John H. Selwyn. After a fire in May 1873, the Globe re-opened on the same site in December 1874. Architect B.F. Dwight designed the new building. From 1877-1893 John Stetson served as proprietor; some regarded him as "a theatrical producer with a reputation for illiteracy in his day such as Samuel Goldwyn has achieved" in the 1960s. The theatre burned down in January 1894.
^The Globe occupied the site on Washington Street opposite the Park Theatre, on the block between Essex Street and Hayward Place: no.364 Washington Street, 1871-ca.1876 (Boston Almanac. 1871, 1875) later re-numbered as no.598 Washington Street, ca.1877-ca.1894 (Boston Almanac. 1877, 1881, 1887, 1891, 1894)
^Boston Daily Globe, July 17, 1872; Boston Evening Transcript, Sept. 9, 1876