Newington Butts is a former village, now an area of south London. It is most famous as the location of the Newington Butts Theatre in the late 1500s. Some of the first performances of plays such as Hamlet, Titus Andronicus and The Taming of a Shrew happened here. It probably gets its name from an archery butts, or practice field.
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- Lysons, Daniel (1792). Newington Butts. Vol. 1. pp. 389–398. Retrieved 21 August 2013.