the tiring house

The backstage space was known as the "tiring-house" and has not been paid much attention by historians. Little is known about dressing rooms, storage space and other preparation spaces for the plays. (Brockett : 174) Other aspects of the Globe, Shakespeare's theatre, are better known.

Textual examples:

In III i 4, during the artisans' rehearsal in the woods, Quince decides that "this hawthorn-brake [shall be] our tiring-house."