A theatre for training young actors, this one was based at the theatre on Vere Street which had been the headquarters of the King’s Company from 1660-1663.
See also the Nursery Theatre.
‘nursery, n. and adj. < Middle French . .
. .2.c. A theatre established in London for the training of actors. Obs.
1664 S. Pepys Diary 2 Aug. (1971) V. 230 Tom Killigrew..is setting up a Nursery; that is, is going to build a house in Moore fields wherein he will have common plays acted . . ‘
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.