Some of the plays presumed to be written for or staged at the post-1591/2 Rose playhouse require stairs to run from ground to the first level in the tiring house:362

In Titus Andronicus, stairs are indicated in the action as being located behind the gates on which Saturninus and Bassianus pound for admission and through which they enter to ‘goe up into the Senate house.’ 363

In Englishmen for my Money, two separate episodes indicates that the stairs to the gallery are located behind the walls of the main stage (for example, Pisa warns the Moore to ‘Take heede how you goe downe, the staires are bad,/ Bring here a light’).364

In The Death of Robert Earl of Huntington, an episode implies use of the tiring house stairs:
‘Brand: …You must remove your lodging: this is all.
Be not afraid: come, come, here is the doore.
L. O God how darke it is!
Brand. Goe in goe in: its higher up the stairs.’ 365

[362] Rhodes, Henslowe’s Rose, 251–52.

[363] Shakespeare, The Most Lamentable Romaine Tragedie of Titus Andronicus, Sig. A4r.

[364] Haughton, English-Men For my Money, Sig. F1v.

[365] Munday and Chettle, The Death of Robert Earl of Huntington, Sig. H1r-H1v.