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Introduction and summary description


Scope and content



Related material

Detailed catalogue

Company management records

Statutory records and related correspondence, 1985-1987

Board minutes from 1988 to 2004, 1988-2004

Minutes of Annual General Meetings from 1987 to 2003, 1987-2003

Minutes of Finance sub-committee from 1991 to 2003, 1991-2003

Minutes of the Personnel sub-committee from 1996 to 2003, 1996-2003

Committee correspondence from 1987 to 2003, 1987-2003

Business and Development Plans, 1991-1997

Company histories, 1996-2004

Finance records

Company accounts and Annual or Director's reports, 1986-2002

Production and project accounts, 1986-2005

Legal records

Legal case files, 1992-2000

Artistic Management records

Production management correspondence, 1985-2006

Artistic management contracts, 1986-2007

Production management technical files, 1986-2005

Prompt scripts, 1986-2005

Show reports, 1986-2005

Literary records

Scripts, 1962-2005

Records of the Script Reading Service, 1988-2005


Production photographs, 1986-2003

Photographs of projects with young people, c1995-2006

Other photographs, including special events, c1990-2000

Audio-Visual material

Audio recordings for productions, 1988-2005

Video recordings of productions, 1986-2005

Video recordings of Blackgrounds and Blackstage oral history project, 1997-2002

Press and Marketing records

Correspondence about marketing of productions, 1986-2005

Press releases, 1986-2004

Posters, flyers and programmes for productions, 1986-2007

Press cuttings including reviews of productions, 1966-2005

Audience research reports and data, 1989-1999

Fundraising records

Arts Council of Great Britain (later England) correspondence, 1987-2003

Greater London Arts and London Arts Board correspondence, 1987-1998

Corporate sponsorship and funding by charitable foundations files, 1991-2000

Capital Project files, 1994-2006

Project and workshop records

Blackgrounds and Blackstage oral history project files, 1997-2004

Young People's Summer School project files, 1995-2006

Files for other projects with young people, 1993-2006

Workshops relating to individual productions, 1991-2005

Files for Projects with Writers, 1992-2007

Buildings and Estates records

Records of Talawa at the Africa Centre, 1988-1991

Records of Talawa at the Cochrane Theatre, 1990-1995