Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Drama Department: Individuals and Organisations, 1942-1995
Reference: ACGB/34
Extent: 2741 folders

Context

The Drama Department was mainly responsible for administering grants to and assessing the work of the Council's revenue and annual drama clients and for administering project grants and awards. It also operated the Council's schemes to encourage new writing for the theatre, which had started in 1952. The 1950s also saw the Drama Department interesting itself in training and this interest was formalised in the early 1970s when a number of advisory working parties and groups were formed. These parties and groups were co-ordinated by a Training Committee which reported to the Drama Panel. In 1974 however, the sphere of operations of this committee was expanded to include other art forms and hence it became directly responsible to the Arts Council itself. The Drama Department serviced the following advisory panels and committees: Drama Advisory Panel (1945 onwards), Experimental Drama Committee (later Fringe and Experimental Drama Committee) (1971/72-1974/75), New Drama Committee (1970/71-1974/75), New Writing Committee (later Theatre Writing and Bursaries Committee (1975/76 onwards), Projects and New Applications Committee (later Projects Committee) (1975/76 onwards), Standards and Reassessment Committee (later Review Committee) (1975/76-1977/78), Young People's Theatre Committee (1971/72-1974/75) and Young People's Theatre Panel (1966/67-1969/70).

Scope and content

This series consists of the files which were kept by the Drama Department on individuals and individual organisations. Ordinarily these individuals and organisations were Arts Council clients and the files therefore contain papers relating to the funding they received. This is not always the case, however, and some files concern individuals and organisations with whom the Arts Council had a non-funding relationship.This series incorporates Drama Department series DG/ORG which consists of files on various organisations connected with drama such as Equity and the Society for Theatre Research. For more information relating to drama client funding see ACGB/41, which contains all the papers, where they are distinguishable, which relate to this topic. ACGB/41 also contains a number of individual / organisation files which have not been listed separately here for reasons of speed and original order. For the same reasons all papers relating to Theatre Writing are at ACGB/40 and all on Young People's Theatre at ACGB/39.

Many of the files contain correspondence not only between ACGB and its clients but between ACGB, theatre managements, local authorities, and / or Regional Arts Associations / Boards giving a detailed picture of how these various groups interacted. In addition to the wide range of records listed under most files, some files contain material relating to Housing the Arts and / or Theatre in Education, Transport Subsidy Scheme and other initatives.

These files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the individual or organisation, or, in the case of building based companies and theatres, alphabetically by the name of the place in which the building is situated, e.g. Averham: Robin Hood Theatre.

Access

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Restrictions on access

Access to some unpublished material may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed. When applying for access, it is helpful if you can quote the reference number, title and covering dates of the file(s) in question. For very large requests you are advised to contact us to discuss your requirements. All requests should be sent by e-mail to archive@vam.ac.uk or by post to Victoria and Albert Museum Archives (ref. ACGB), Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London W14 0QX.


Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/34/168 7:84 Theatre Company
10 folders
1971-1986
Access to material in folder 8 may be restricted until 2063.
ACGB/34/166 Actors Touring Company
11 folders
1978-1996
Access to material in folder 5 may be restricted until 2066, and folder 11 until 2073.
ACGB/34/290 Arena Theatre Company / Intimate Theatre Group
5 folders
1946-1955
ACGB/34/169 Associated Artists Ltd
1 folder
1945-1971
ACGB/34/202 Association of British Theatre Technicians
11 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 1(i) and (ii)
1963-1981
ACGB/34/222 Association of British Theatre Technicians
6 folders
1981-1985
ACGB/34/271 Athea Hall Theatre Company
1 folder
1988-1992
ACGB/34/170 Averham: Robin Hood Theatre
1 folder
1961-1967
ACGB/34/167 Avon Touring Company
12 folders
1976-1990
Access to material in folder 10 may be restricted until 2066.
ACGB/34/13 The Bankside Players
4 folders
1944-1958
ACGB/34/15 Barrow-in-Furness: Renaissance Theatre Trust Company Ltd
12 folders
1958-1971
ACGB/34/1 Basingstoke: Horseshoe Theatre Company
12 folders
1975-1987
Note on box: Devolved to S.A.A.
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2063.
ACGB/34/238 BBC Television
1 folder
1947-1948
ACGB/34/2 Belt and Braces
7 folders
1976-1983
ACGB/34/175 Bexhill-on-Sea: Penguin Players Ltd / De La Warr Pavillion / Theatre South East
1 folder
1961-1971
ACGB/34/6 Billingham: Forum Theatre
7 folders
1967-1978
Access to material in folder 6 may be restricted until 2059.
ACGB/34/7 Birmingham: Alexandra Theatre
4 folders
1957-1976
ACGB/34/8 Birmingham Repertory Theatre Ltd
49 folders
1955-1993
Access to material in folder 12 may be restricted until 2045, folder 35 until 2070, folder 42 until 2066, folders 45 and 47 until 2073.
ACGB/34/174 Birmingham: Crescent Theatre
1 folder
1961-1964
ACGB/34/11 Black Mime Theatre
3 folders
1987-1994
Access to material in folder 1 may be restricted until 2073.
ACGB/34/9 Black Theatre Co-operative
9 folders
1979-1995
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2074, and folder 5 until 2068.
ACGB/34/10 Black Theatre Forum
3 folders
1988-1995
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2073.
ACGB/34/3 Bolton: Octagon Theatre Trust Ltd
22 folders
1960-1994
Access to material in folder 9 may be restricted until 2072, and folder 17 until 2068.
ACGB/34/14 Bournemouth Theatre Trust Ltd
7 folders
1962-1974
ACGB/34/171 Brian Rix Enterprises Ltd
1 folder
1965-1968
ACGB/34/4 Bristol: Theatre Royal and Old Vic Company
89 folders
1942-1994
Access to material in folder 27 may be restricted until 2042, folder 30 until 2044, folder 34 until 2034, folder 40 until 2042, folder 44 until 2044, folder 50 until 2048, folder 57 until 2061, folder 72 until 2068, folder 78 until 2053, folder 81 until 2072.
ACGB/34/231 British Children's Theatre Association
1 folder
Previous ref: DG/ORG/YPT/MISC Box 1
1967-1974
ACGB/34/203 British Council
14 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 2(i) and (ii)
1956-1981
Access to material in folder 12 may be restricted until 2060.
ACGB/34/233 British Council
3 folders
1992-1995
ACGB/34/204 British Drama League / British Theatre Association
13 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 3(i), (ii) and (iii)
1956-1984
ACGB/34/275 British Summer School of Mime
2 folders
1986-1988
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2055.
ACGB/34/172 British Theatre Association
1 folder
1987-1990
ACGB/34/216 British Theatre Institute
3 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 11
1972-1980
ACGB/34/5 Bromley Theatre Trust Ltd and Churchill Theatre Trust Ltd
17 folders
1961-1985
Access to material in folders 7 and 9 may be restricted until 2064, folder 12 until 2062, folder 16 until 2060.
ACGB/34/173 Bury St Edmunds Theatre Management Ltd
1 folder
1967-1968
ACGB/34/12 Bury St Edmunds: Theatre Royal
3 folders
1963-1971
ACGB/34/16 Cambridge: Arts Theatre
12 folders
1963-1971
ACGB/34/17 Cambridge Theatre Company
21 folders
1969-1995
Access to material in folder 13 may be restricted until 2069.
ACGB/34/29 Candida Plays Ltd
1 folder
1967-1972
ACGB/34/18 Canterbury: Marlowe Theatre and Canterbury Theatre Trust
19 folders
1950-1981
Access to material in folder 5 may be restricted until 2039, folder 10 until 2049, folder 13 until 2054, folder 16 until 2060.
ACGB/34/176 Carlisle Theatre Trust Ltd
1 folder
1960-1963
ACGB/34/34 CAST (Cartoon Archetypal Slogan Theatre)
8 folders
1976-1985
ACGB/34/21 Century Theatre
22 folders
1947-1994
Access to material in folder 5 may be restricted until 2039, folder 9 until 2046, folders 17 and 21 until 2073.
ACGB/34/31 Cheek by Jowl
2 folders
1988-1995
ACGB/34/27 Chelmsford: Civic Theatre
1 folder
1963-1976
ACGB/34/28 Chelmsford: John Ridley Projects Ltd
1 folder
1968-1971
ACGB/34/22 Cheltenham: Everyman Theatre
21 folders
1956-1988
Note on box: Devolved to SWA.
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2042, and folder 9 until 2052.
ACGB/34/20 Chesterfield Civic Theatre Ltd
34 folders
1945-1979
Access to material in folder 1 may be restricted until 2030, folder 6 until 2029, folder 16 until 2034, folder 20 until 2036, folder 22 until 2038, folder 26 until 2045, folder 27 until 2048.
ACGB/34/26 Chester: Gateway Theatre
22 folders
1964-1988
Note on box: Devolved to NWA.
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2048, folder 12 until 2061, folder 14 until 2062, folder 17 until 2064.
ACGB/34/23 Chichester Festival Theatre
9 folders
1960-1982
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2044.
ACGB/34/25 Colchester Repertory Theatre Ltd and Colchester Mercury Theatre
16 folders
1957-1989
Note on box: Devolved to EAA.
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2044, and folder 13 until 2064.
ACGB/34/32 Common Stock
7 folders
1976-1984
ACGB/34/372 Compass Theatre Company
1 folder
1984-1988
ACGB/34/30 Compass Theatre Company
2 folders
1992-1995
ACGB/34/246 Cornwall Project 86
1 folder
1985-1987
ACGB/34/245 Cosmorama
1 folder
1988-1990
ACGB/34/221 Council of Europe Colloquy on Fostering Artistic Creation in the Theatre
1 folder
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 17
1981
ACGB/34/205 Council of Repertory Theatres
15 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 4(i), (ii) and (iii)
1945-1976
ACGB/34/33 Covent Garden Community Theatre
6 folders
1975-1984
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2061.
ACGB/34/19 Coventry: Midland Theatre Company and Belgrade Theatre Trust
65 folders
1947-1994
Access to material in folder 19 may be restricted until 2036, folder 34 until 2038, folder 35 until 2040, folder 40 until 2044, folder 47 until 2055, folders 53 and 54 until 2060, folder 59 until 2062.
ACGB/34/24 Crewe Theatre Trust Ltd and Lyceum Theatre
13 folders
1965-1981
Access to material in folder 3 may be restricted until 2049, and folder 5 until 2054.
ACGB/34/35 Croydon: Warehouse Theatre
9 folders
1976-1985
ACGB/34/304 Croydon: Warehouse Theatre
1 folder
1986-1991
ACGB/34/244 Cultural Imperatives
1 folder
1987-1988
ACGB/34/243 Curtain-Up Children's Theatre Company
1 folder
1985-1986
ACGB/34/242 DAC Theatre Company
1 folder
1986-1989
ACGB/34/248 Dangerous Entertainment
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/38 David Glass Mime
1 folder
1993-1995
ACGB/34/36 Derby: Playhouse
26 folders
1956-1988
Note on box: Devolved to EMA.
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2043, folder 8 until 2047, folder 16 until 2060, folder 18 until 2059, folder 24 until 2066.
ACGB/34/37 Double Edge
4 folders
1992-1994
Access to material in folder 1 may be restricted until 2074.
ACGB/34/249 Douglas Dent
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/34/229 Drama and Theatre Education Council
1 folder
Previous ref: DG/ORG/YPT/MISC Box 1
1976
ACGB/34/239 Dramatic & Lyric Theatres Association
2 folders
1969-1971
ACGB/34/42 EAST (Eastend Abbreviated Soapbox Theatre)
10 folders
1976-1988
Note on box: Devolved to GLAA.
ACGB/34/39 East Grinstead: Adeline Genee Theatre
6 folders
1965-1976
Access to material in folder 1 may be restricted until 2052.
ACGB/34/207 Equity
2 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 5
1957-1969
ACGB/34/234 Equity and Allied Organisations
1 folder
1949-1995
ACGB/34/40 Exeter: Northcott Theatre
26 folders
1963-1994
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2026, folder 5 until 2047, folder 10 until 2051, folder 13 until 2054, folder 18 until 2058, folder 23 until 2071.
ACGB/34/45 Farnham: Castle Theatre / Redgrave Theatre
22 folders
1953-1988
Access to material in folder 8 may be restricted until 2057, folder 10 until 2051, folder 15 until 2062, folder 22 until 2067.
ACGB/34/206 Federation of Repertory Playgoers Society
3 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 5
1960-1978
ACGB/34/230 Federation of Young Playgoers
1 folder
Previous ref: DG/ORG/YPT/MISC Box 1
1966-1969
ACGB/34/319 Flying Tortoise
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/34/43 Foco Novo
10 folders
1976-1989
ACGB/34/320 Fo-Rame Theatre Project
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/34/44 Forkbeard Fantasy
4 folders
1988-1995
ACGB/34/321 Foundation
1 folder
1986-1990
ACGB/34/323 Fusion
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/34/179 Gay Sweatshop
5 folders
1986-1992
Access to material in folder 5 may be restricted until 2049.
ACGB/34/56 Gay Sweatshop
2 folders
1992-1995
Access to material in folder 1 may be restricted until 2073.
ACGB/34/324 Gbakanda Afrikan Tiata Company
1 folder
1987-1988
ACGB/34/325 Geminii Productions
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/34/326 General Theatre Company
1 folder
1986-1988
ACGB/34/327 Gentle Reader
1 folder
1987
ACGB/34/260 Giselle Enterprises
1 folder
1986-1991
ACGB/34/259 Glasse Project
1 folder
1984-1989
ACGB/34/270 Glassworks
1 folder
1984-1987
ACGB/34/57 Gloria
1 folder
1992-1995
ACGB/34/261 Glory What Glory
1 folder
1987-1990
ACGB/34/269 Go-Go Boys
1 folder
1988
ACGB/34/291 GOG Theatre Co-operative
2 folders
1986-1992
ACGB/34/268 The Grand Union
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/219 Greater London Council
6 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 16
1972-1984
ACGB/34/267 Great Western Touring
1 folder
1989-1990
ACGB/34/266 The Group
1 folder
1986-1988
ACGB/34/46 Guildford: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Trust
26 folders
1948-1985
Access to material in folder 5 may be restricted until 2038, folder 11 until 2048, folder 18 until 2055.
ACGB/34/208 Gulbenkian Foundation
4 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 6
1956-1969
ACGB/34/48 Harrogate (White Rose) Theatre Trust Ltd
27 folders
1960-1988
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2044, folder 10 until 2054, folder 16 until 2058, folder 20 until 2063, folder 26 until 2067.
ACGB/34/177 Henley-on-Thames: Kenton Theatre
1 folder
1969-1970
ACGB/34/264 Hidden Grin Theatre Company
1 folder
1986-1988
ACGB/34/361 Hoo Theatre Company
1 folder
1989-1990
ACGB/34/47 Hornchurch: Queen's Theatre
19 folders
1956-1987
Access to material in folder 1 may be restricted until 2040, folder 4 until 2044, folder 6 until 2046, folder 8 until 2051, folder 17 until 2065.
ACGB/34/362 Hornpipe Theatre Company
1 folder
1990
ACGB/34/49 Hull Truck Theatre Company Ltd
12 folders
1976-1988
Access to material in folder 9 may be restricted until 2064.
ACGB/34/363 I Gelati
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/34/364 Impact Theatre Co-operative
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/52 Incubus Theatre Company
7 folders
1976-1984
ACGB/34/341 Industrial and Domestic Theatre Contractors
1 folder
1986-1989
ACGB/34/228 International Centre for Children's Culture
1 folder
Previous ref: DG/ORG/YPT/MISC Box 1
1979
ACGB/34/210 International Theatre Association / International Theatre Institute
18 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 7(i), (ii) and (iii)
1949-1983
ACGB/34/53 Interplay
5 folders
1976-1988
ACGB/34/350 Intimate Strangers
1 folder
1986-1990
ACGB/34/50 I.O.U. Ltd
11 folders
1976-1995
ACGB/34/51 Ipswich: Arts Theatre / Wolsey Theatre
32 folders
1945-1994
Access to material in folder 3 may be restricted until 2029, folder 10 until 2047, folder 13 until 2051, folder 15 until 2053, folder 20 until 2057, folder 32 until 2075.
ACGB/34/366 Irish Company
1 folder
1986-1991
ACGB/34/330 Jacob Marley Project
1 folder
1989
ACGB/34/365 Jam Jar Theatre Company
1 folder
1987
ACGB/34/322 Jill Freud and Company
1 folder
1986-1990
ACGB/34/265 Jiri Hanak
1 folder
1990
ACGB/34/54 Joint Stock Theatre Company
7 folders
1976-1989
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2066.
ACGB/34/339 Joint Stock Theatre Company
1 folder
1989
ACGB/34/58 Kaboodle
2 folders
1992-1995
ACGB/34/340 Kascade
1 folder
1990
ACGB/34/293 Keeping Mum
1 folder
1988-1990
ACGB/34/286 Kick Theatre Company
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/308 Kinetik CommunityTheatre
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/307 King's Head Theatre Club
1 folder
1986-1991
ACGB/34/178 Kingston upon Hull New Theatre Company Ltd
1 folder
1969-1971
ACGB/34/55 Kingston-upon-Thames: Overground Theatre
6 folders
1974-1981
Access to material in folder 5 may be restricted until 2062.
ACGB/34/310 Knuckle Sandwich Theatre Company
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/309 Laborintus
1 folder
1987-1990
ACGB/34/311 Labyrinth
1 folder
1986-1990
ACGB/34/63 Lancaster: Duke's Playhouse
27 folders
1971-1988
Note on box: Devolved to NWA.
Access to material in folder 3 may be restricted until 2054, folder 8 until 2059, folder 17 until 2063, folder 20 until 2065, folder 28 until 2069.
ACGB/34/180 Lanchester Marionettes
2 folders
1943-1964
ACGB/34/312 Large Scale International
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/34/95 Leatherhead Repertory Company Ltd / Thorndike Theatre
18 folders
1956-1988
Note on box: Devolved to SAA.
Access to material in folder 15 may be restricted until 2062.
ACGB/34/59 Leeds Playhouse / West Yorkshire Playhouse
25 folders
1961-1994
Access to material in folder 7 may be restricted until 2053, folder 22 until 2070, folder 25 until 2073.
ACGB/34/60 Leicester: Phoenix Theatre / Haymarket
47 folders
1962-1994
Access to material in folder 1 may be restricted until 2044, folder 5 until 2047, folder 7 until 2049, folder 11 until 2093, folders 21 and 28 until 2060, folder 32 until 2062, folder 36 until 2064, folder 38 until 2067, folder 41 until 2072, folder 46 until 2073.
ACGB/34/314 Leicestershire Schools' Theatre Company
1 folder
1987
ACGB/34/313 Let's Formation
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/65 Lincoln: Theatre Royal
20 folders
1956-1976
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2043, folder 8 until 2046, folder 16 until 2054.
ACGB/34/209 Little Theatre Guild
1 folder
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 6
1956-1968
ACGB/34/62 Liverpool: Everyman Theatre
24 folders
1964-1993
Access to material in folder 13 may be restricted until 2063.
ACGB/34/61 Liverpool: Liverpool Repertory Theatre Ltd / Liverpool Playhouse
26 folders
1962-1993
Papers dated between 1982 and 1992 are missing.
Access to material in folder 1 may be restricted until 2042, folder 4 until 2044, folders 8 and 12 until 2048, folder 15 until 2054, folder 22 until 2060.
ACGB/34/385 London Actors Ensemble (Trickster)
1 folder
1988-1990
ACGB/34/80 London: Aldwych Theatre / World Theatre Season
1 folder
1967-1973
ACGB/34/374 London: Almida Theatre
1 folder
1984-1988
ACGB/34/70 London: Alternative Theatre Company / Bush Theatre
11 folders
1972-1994
Access to material in folder 6 may be restricted until 2069, and folder 10 until 2072.
ACGB/34/88 London: Arts Theatre
1 folder
1948-1962
ACGB/34/85 London: Barbican Theatre
1 folder
1966-1968
ACGB/34/66 London: Caryl Jenner / Unicorn Theatre for Young People
36 folders
1949-1994
Access to material in folder 13 may restricted until 2051, folder 16 until 2055, folder 24 until 2061, folder 30 until 2065, folder 34 until 2067.
ACGB/34/71 London: Combination at the Albany Empire
12 folders
1968-1983
Access to material in folder 6 may be restricted until 2062.
ACGB/34/247 London: Corner Theatre
1 folder
1986-1988
ACGB/34/84 London: Covent Garden Arts Laboratory
1 folder
1967-1969
ACGB/34/83 London: Elizabethan Theatre Ensemble
2 folders
1966-1970
ACGB/34/64 London: Greenwich Theatre / Woolwich Tramshed
32 folders
1962-1994
Access to material in folder 10 may be restricted until 2057, folder 15 until 2059, folder 25 until 2069, folder 29 until 2070, folder 31 until 2073.
ACGB/34/90 London: Half Moon
17 folders
1972-1989
Note on box: Devolved to GLAA.
Access to material in folder 15 may be restricted until 2076.
ACGB/34/72 London: Hampstead Theatre
16 folders
1962-1994
ACGB/34/262 Harmony Theatre
1 folder
1987-1988
ACGB/34/99 London: Inter-Action Trust
19 folders
1968-1982
Access to material in folder 18 may be restricted until 2061.
ACGB/34/93 London International Festival of Theatre ( LIFT)
3 folders
1989-1994
ACGB/34/182 London: International Theatre Club
1 folder
1969-1970
ACGB/34/181 London: Intimate Theatre, Palmer's Green
1 folder
1969-1970
ACGB/34/94 London: King's Head
6 folders
1971-1986
ACGB/34/78 London: Little Angel Marionettes (Portheinos Ltd)
1 folder
1976-1979
ACGB/34/87 London: Little Theatre Club
3 folders
1967-1977
ACGB/34/86 London: LTG Adventures Ltd
3 folders
1977-1983
ACGB/34/92 London: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
8 folders
1966-1994
Access to material in folder 5 may be restricted until 2067.
ACGB/34/379 London: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
1 folder
1979-1988
ACGB/34/183 London Mask Theatre
2 folders
1947-1952
ACGB/34/335 London: Matchbox Theatre
1 folder
1986-1989
ACGB/34/75 London: Mermaid Theatre
26 folders
1956-1983
Accesss to material in folder 6 may restricted until 2045.
ACGB/34/67 London: National Theatre
96 folders
1957-1994
Access to material in folder 31 may be restricted until 2055, folder 54 until 2061, folder 62 until 2063, folder 69 until 2069, folder 75 until 2071, folder 81 until 2073, folder 84 until 2072.
ACGB/34/375 London: National Theatre
1 folder
1980-1984
Only contains press cuttings relating to "The Romans In Britain".
ACGB/34/378 London: National Theatre
2 folders
1985-1987
ACGB/34/273 London: New Vic Theatre
1 folder
1990-1991
ACGB/34/76 London: Old Vic
24 folders
1940-1978
Access to material in folder 11 may be restricted until 2020.
ACGB/34/97 London: Open Space
9 folders
1963-1989
Access to material in folder 7 may be restricted until 2058.
ACGB/34/96 London: Oval House
9 folders
1970-1989
Note on box: Devolved to GLAA.
Access to material in folder 3 may be restricted until 2029.
ACGB/34/69 London: Polka Children's Theatre
19 folders
1968-1993
Access to material in folder 8 may be restricted until 2068.
ACGB/34/342 London: Pop Up Theatre
2 folders
1988-1991
ACGB/34/89 London: Round House / Centre 42
4 folders
1961-1969
ACGB/34/41 London: Royal Court Theatre / English Stage Company
54 folders
1952-1995
Access to material in folder 20 may be restricted until 2044, folder 24 until 2051, folder 33 until 2057, folder 45 until 2072.
ACGB/34/184 London: St George's Elizabethan Theatre
1 folder
1969-1974
ACGB/34/77 London: Shaw Theatre / National Youth Theatre / Dolphin Theatre Company
19 folders
1964-1984
Access to material in folder 15 may be restricted until 2059.
ACGB/34/73 London: Soho Poly
15 folders
1968-1994
Access to material in folder 1 may be restricted until 2052, folder 5 until 2062, folder 9 until 2069, folder 14 until 2073.
ACGB/34/283 London: Stary Theatre
1 folder
1988
ACGB/34/81 London: Theatre at New End (Hampstead)
1 folder
1974-1979
ACGB/34/68 London: Theatre Royal, Stratford East
25 folders
1956-1989
Access to material in folder 17 may be restricted until 2062, folder 21 until 2065, folder 23 until 2064
ACGB/34/227 London Union of Youth Clubs
1 folder
Previous ref: DG/ORG/YPT/MISC Box 1
1970-1972
ACGB/34/301 London: Upstream Children's Theatre
1 folder
1989-1990
ACGB/34/91 London: Wakefield Tricycle
11 folders
1976-1990
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2059.
ACGB/34/82 London: Wimbledon Theatre / Merton Civic Theatre Trust Ltd
2 folders
1961-1971
ACGB/34/74 London: Young Vic
30 folders
1967-1994
Access to material in folder 13 may be restricted until 2062, folder 17 until 2064, folder 22 until 2068, folder 25 until 2067, folder 27 and folder 29 until 2071.
ACGB/34/79 Loughborough: Stanford Hall
4 folders
1957-1966
ACGB/34/185 Lowestoft Repertory Company Ltd
1 folder
1948-1949
ACGB/34/98 Lumiere and Son
8 folders
1976-1992
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2071.
ACGB/34/102 M6 Theatre Company
7 folders
1977-1988
Note on box: Devolved to NWA.
Access to material in folder 7 may be restricted until 2069.
ACGB/34/332 Made In Wales
1 folder
1987-1990
ACGB/34/103 Major Road
7 folders
1976-1992
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2059.
ACGB/34/114 Malvern Festival Theatre Trust
2 folders
1963-1969
ACGB/34/186 Malvern Festival Theatre Trust
1 folder
1969-1971
ACGB/34/100 Manchester: 69 Theatre Company / Royal Exchange Theatre
28 folders
1967-1994
Accesss to material in folder 22 may be restricted until 2042.
ACGB/34/187 Manchester: Library Theatre
1 folder
1966-1969
ACGB/34/377 Manchester: Royal Exhange Theatre
1 folder
1979-1986
ACGB/34/101 Manchester: University Theatre / Contact Theatre Company
16 folders
1971-1994
Access to material in folder 9 may be restricted until 2065, and folder 14 until 2067.
ACGB/34/333 Manic Misfits
1 folder
1986-1990
ACGB/34/106 Margate: Theatre Royal / Margate Stage Company
6 folders
1955-1968
ACGB/34/331 Marlowe Project
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/334 Mazdac Theatre Group
1 folder
1987-1990
ACGB/34/329 Metro Theatre Company
3 folders
1986-1990
Access to material in folder 3 may be restricted until 2043.
ACGB/34/104 Mikron Theatre Company
4 folders
1976-1985
ACGB/34/295 Milton Keynes: Theatre of Fact
2 folders
1986-1992
ACGB/34/336 Mimika
1 folder
1990-1991
ACGB/34/337 Ministry of Power
1 folder
1986-1989
ACGB/34/220 Miscellaneous Organisations
5 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 17
1970-1981
ACGB/34/236 Miscellaneous Organisations
1 folder
1992-1994
ACGB/34/338 Model Citizens
1 folder
1986-1990
ACGB/34/351 Modern Times Theatre Company
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/352 The Monkey King Project
1 folder
1987-1988
ACGB/34/105 Monstrous Regiment
7 folders
1975-1992
Access to material in folder 6 may be restricted until 2032.
ACGB/34/353 Moremi Theatre Workshop
1 folder
1991
ACGB/34/354 Music Theatre Manchester
1 folder
1989
ACGB/34/355 Mutant Productions
1 folder
1988-1989
ACGB/34/356 Mutoid Waste Company
1 folder
1990
ACGB/34/211 National Council for Civic Theatres
3 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 8
1963-1977
ACGB/34/223 National Council of Theatre for Young People
7 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG/YPT Box 1(i) and (ii)
1967-1981
ACGB/34/371 National Youth Theatre
1 folder
1977-1987
ACGB/34/110 Natural Theatre Company
11 folders
1976-1994
Accesss to material in folder 9 may be restricted until 2045.
ACGB/34/115 Newbury: Watermill Theatre
1 folder
1968
ACGB/34/188 Newbury: Watermill Theatre
3 folders
1970-1976
ACGB/34/109 Newcastle upon Tyne: Flora Robson Playhouse / University Theatre / Tyneside Theatre Trust Ltd / TyneWear Theatre Company / Northern Stage Company
45 folders
1959-1994
Access to material in folder 17 may be restricted until 2058, folder 20 until 2023, folder 27 until 2031, folder 36 until 2068, folder 45 until 2075.
ACGB/34/357 New Focus Theatre Company
1 folder
1987-1989
ACGB/34/118 New Shakespeare Company
10 folders
1962-1983
ACGB/34/150 Norfolk and Suffolk Theatre Consortium
1 folder
1988-1992
ACGB/34/108 Northampton: Repertory Theatre/ Royal Theatre and Opera House
20 folders
1949-1988
Note on box: Devolved to EMA.
Access to material in folder 9 may be restricted until 2057, folder 13 until 2013, folder 15 until 2062.
ACGB/34/358 Northern Black Light
1 folder
1986-1988
ACGB/34/347 Northern Classical Theatre
1 folder
1989-1990
ACGB/34/348 Northern Studio Theatre
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/34/226 Northumberland Association of Youth Theatres
1 folder
Previous ref: DG/ORG/YPT/MISC Box 1
1968-1970
ACGB/34/111 North West Spanner
6 folders
1976-1983
ACGB/34/116 Norwich: Theatre Royal
1 folder
1966-1969
ACGB/34/189 Norwich: Theatre Royal
1 folder
1969-1971
ACGB/34/349 Not Exotic Theatre Company
1 folder
1988-1989
ACGB/34/285 Nottingham: Noc-on-Theatre
1 folder
1992
ACGB/34/107 Nottingham: Playhouse
52 folders
1947-1994
Access to material in folder 31 may be restricted until 2058, folder 34 until 2055, folder 43 until 2033, folder 51 until 2071.
ACGB/34/328 Nottingham: Playhouse
2 folders
1993-1994
ACGB/34/360 Not The RSC
1 folder
1987
ACGB/34/359 Nuombo Theatre Project
1 folder
1987-1989
ACGB/34/346 Nyahbinghi Project
1 folder
1988
ACGB/34/117 Oily Carte Theatre Company
3 folders
1989-1994
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2048.
ACGB/34/190 Oily Carte Theatre Company
1 folder
1988-1991
ACGB/34/317 Oily Carte Theatre Company
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/34/315 Oldham: Coliseum Theatre
3 folders
1993-1994
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2074.
ACGB/34/113 Oldham Repertory Theatre Club / Oldham Coliseum
15 folders
1952-1994
Access to material in folder 6 may be restricted until 2057, and folder 10 until 2063.
ACGB/34/112 Oxford Repertory Players / Meadow Players Ltd / Anvil Productions Ltd / Oxford Stage Company
39 folders
1953-1994
Access to material in folder 22 may be restricted until 2056.
ACGB/34/316 Oxford Stage Company
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/34/191 Oxfordshire Rural Community Council
1 folder
1948-1951
ACGB/34/124 Paine's Plough
13 folders
1975-1994
Access to material in folder 5 may be restricted until 2062, and folder 9 until 2067.
ACGB/34/272 Pan Optic Theatre Trust
1 folder
1989-1991
ACGB/34/122 The People Show
6 folders
1976-1994
ACGB/34/121 Perspectives Theatre Company
12 folders
1973-1988
Note on box: Devolved to EMA.
Access to material in folder 12 may be restricted until 2067.
ACGB/34/128 Phantom Captain / Unexpected Developments Ltd
3 folders
1976-1982
ACGB/34/212 Pilgrim Trust
3 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 8
1961-1975
ACGB/34/123 Pip Simmons Theatre Company
5 folders
1976-1984
ACGB/34/256 Pip Simmons Group
1 folder
1986-1991
ACGB/34/125 Pirate Jenny
4 folders
1976-1979
ACGB/34/119 Plymouth: Athenaeum / Plymouth Arts Guild / Plymouth Theatre Trust Ltd / Theatre Royal
28 folders
1961-1994
Access to material in folder 13 may be restricted until 2060, folder 16 until 2062, folder 25 until 2071.
ACGB/34/127 Plymouth: Proposed New Civic Theatre Complex
4 folders
1969-1982
Access to material in folder 3 may be restricted until 2032.
ACGB/34/126 Pop-up Theatre Ltd
2 folders
1991-1994
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2073.
ACGB/34/120 Prospect Productions / Prospect Theatre Company
16 folders
1958-1979
ACGB/34/218 Puppet Centre Trust
6 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 15
1975-1985
ACGB/34/129 Quicksilver Theatre for Children
4 folders
1988-1994
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2047.
ACGB/34/298 Quicksilver Theatre for Children
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/34/384 Radix
1 folder
1990
ACGB/34/292 Raw Cotton Theatre Company
2 folders
1986-1991
ACGB/34/284 Raw Stock Company
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/193 Reading: Everyman Theatre
1 folder
1957-1959
ACGB/34/134 Red Ladder Theatre Company Ltd
6 folders
1976-1994
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2066.
ACGB/34/296 Red Ladder Theatre Company Ltd
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/34/367 Red Shift Theatre Company
2 folders
1988-1991
ACGB/34/132 Red Shift Theatre Company
1 folder
1991-1994
ACGB/34/297 Red Shift Theatre Company
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/34/192 Redvers Miniature Theatre
1 folder
1945-1946
ACGB/34/252 ReSisters
1 folder
1985-1989
ACGB/34/225 Remedial Drama Centre (U.N.T.I.E.)
1 folder
Previous ref: DG/ORG/YPT/MISC Box 1
1971-1975
ACGB/34/133 Remould Theatre Company
1 folder
1987-1994
ACGB/34/255 Rent-A-Role Drama Service
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/34/131 Richmond Fringe Theatre Company / Orange Tree Theatre
5 folders
1971-1990
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2063.
ACGB/34/130 Richmond Theatre Productions Ltd
4 folders
1962-1975
ACGB/34/251 Rollercoaster Theatre Company
1 folder
1987-1991
ACGB/34/195 Rosehill Arts Trust
1 folder
1969-1970
ACGB/34/194 Rotherham Civic Theatre
1 folder
1968-1971
ACGB/34/253 Round the Hat Rack
1 folder
1991
ACGB/34/381 Rowan Tolley
1 folder
1988-1990
ACGB/34/288 Rational Theatre (RT) Productions
1 folder
1987
ACGB/34/376 Royal Shakespeare Company
1 folder
1985-1986
ACGB/34/146 Salford: Civic Theatre / Victoria Theatre
1 folder
1962-1969
ACGB/34/197 Salford: Victoria Theatre
1 folder
1969-1971
ACGB/34/135 Salisbury: Arts Theatre / Salisbury Playhouse
34 folders
1944-1994
Access to material in folder 32 may be restricted until 2071.
ACGB/34/299 Salisbury: Salisbury Playhouse
3 folders
1993-1994
ACGB/34/278 Salto Collective
1 folder
1989-1990
ACGB/34/318 Scarborough (and Newcastle-under-Lyne): Studio Theatre
6 folders
1955-1963
ACGB/34/139 Scarborough Theatre Trust Ltd / Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round
5 folders
1967-1988
Note on box: Devolved to YAA.
ACGB/34/144 Scunthorpe: Civic Theatre
1 folder
1960-1969
ACGB/34/198 Scunthorpe: Civic Theatre
1 folder
1969-1971
ACGB/34/142 Shared Experience
7 folders
1975-1994
ACGB/34/373 Sheffield: Crucible Theatre
1 folder
1983-1986
ACGB/34/344 Sheffield Popular Theatre
1 folder
1986-1990
ACGB/34/136 Sheffield Repertory Company Ltd / Crucible Theatre
35 folders
1948-1994
Access to material in folder 13 may be restricted until 2054, folder 28 until 2070, folder 30 until 2036, folder 33 until 2073.
ACGB/34/196 Sherek Players Ltd
2 folders
1946-1951
ACGB/34/254 Sidewinders Project
1 folder
1989
ACGB/34/294 Siren Theatre Company
1 folder
1986-1990
ACGB/34/279 Skylight Circus
1 folder
1992
ACGB/34/305 Smile Theatre Company
1 folder
1988-1991
ACGB/34/345 Snapdragon Circus
1 folder
1990-1992
ACGB/34/300 Snowball Events
1 folder
1987
ACGB/34/213 Society for Theatre Research
2 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 9
1955-1966
ACGB/34/224 Society of Education Officers
1 folder
Previous ref: DG/ORG/YPT/MISC Box 1
1975-1977
ACGB/34/281 The Somerset & Dorset Theatre Company
1 folder
1986-1993
ACGB/34/147 Southampton: Nuffield Theatre
9 folders
1970-1994
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2066.
ACGB/34/148 Southend-on-Sea / Westcliff-on-Sea: Palace Theatre
10 folders
1967-1988
Note on box: Devolved to EAA.
ACGB/34/145 Southport: Scala Theatre
1 folder
1960-1965
ACGB/34/149 South West Theatre Consortium
6 folders
1986-1992
Note on box: Delegated to SWAB.
ACGB/34/140 Spectrum Theatre Company
11 folders
1971-1989
Note on box: Devolved to EAA.
Access to material in folder 8 may be restricted until 2063.
ACGB/34/199 Stage Arts Players Ltd
1 folder
1969-1972
ACGB/34/214 Standing Conference of Drama Associations
2 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 9
1956-1966
ACGB/34/369 Stephen Taylor Woodrow
1 folder
1989
ACGB/34/152 Stirabout
2 folders
1976-1983
ACGB/34/137 Stoke-on-Trent: Victoria Theatre / Newcastle-under-Lyme: New Victoria Theatre
33 folders
1966-1994
Access to material in folder 22 may be restricted until 2033, and folder 28 until 2047.
ACGB/34/263 Stoke-on-Trent: Victoria Theatre / Newcastle-under-Lyme: New Victoria Theatre
7 folders
1969-1976
ACGB/34/138 Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare Memorial Theatre / Royal Shakespeare Company / Royal Shakespeare Theatre
66 folders
1956-1994
ACGB/34/143 Sunderland Empire Theatre
4 folders
1964-1969
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2042.
ACGB/34/200 Sunderland Empire Theatre
1 folder
1969-1970
ACGB/34/141 Swansea: Grand Theatre
7 folders
1948-1952
ACGB/34/157 Talawa Theatre Company
5 folders
1988-1994
Access to material in folder 5 may be restricted until 2090.
ACGB/34/383 Tao Alliance Theatre Company
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/156 Tara Arts
5 folders
1987-1994
Access to material in folder 3 may be restricted until 2072, and folder 5 until 2074.
ACGB/34/380 Tell Tale Theatre
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/34/158 Temba Theatre Company
19 folders
1973-1991
Access to material in folder 10 may be restricted until 2067, folder 15 until 2072, folder 17 until 2029.
ACGB/34/201 Tennent Productions Ltd / Company of Four
15 folders
1942-1967
ACGB/34/382 That's Not It
1 folder
1986-1989
ACGB/34/368 Theatre By Stealth
1 folder
1991
ACGB/34/153 Theatre Centre Ltd
19 folders
1966-1994
Access to material in folder 16 may be restricted until 2067.
ACGB/34/155 Theatre de Complicite
5 folders
1987-1996
ACGB/34/370 Theatre Image-In-Aire
1 folder
1986
ACGB/34/276 Theatre in Conservation
1 folder
1987-1988
ACGB/34/217 Theatre Investment Fund
4 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 12
1968-1972
Access to material in folder 3 may be restricted until 2028.
ACGB/34/240 Theatre Museum
1 folder
1976-1985
ACGB/34/287 Theatre of Black Women
2 folders
1986-1988
ACGB/34/215 Theatres Advisory Council / Theatrical Managers Association
9 folders
Previous ref: DG/ORG Box 10(i) and (ii)
1961-1986
ACGB/34/232 Theatres Advisory Council
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/34/302 Theatre Venture
1 folder
1987-1991
ACGB/34/235 Theatrical Management Association / SWET
1 folder
1991-1994
ACGB/34/277 Tic Toc
2 folders
1986-1990
ACGB/34/154 Trestle Theatre Company
5 folders
1982-1993
ACGB/34/289 Two Thirty Four Company
1 folder
1988-1989
ACGB/34/258 Van Dyk & Company
1 folder
1991-1992
ACGB/34/257 Vestris
1 folder
1991-1992
ACGB/34/241 Vesuvius Theatre Company
1 folder
1989-1990
ACGB/34/250 Visual Theatre Productions
1 folder
1989-1990
ACGB/34/159 Watford Civic Theatre Trust Ltd / Palace Theatre
20 folders
1961-1994
Access to material in folder 6 may be restricted until 2052, folder 10 until 2058, folder 17 until 2067.
ACGB/34/163 Welfare State / Galactic Smallholdings
15 folders
1976-1994
Access to material in folder 11 may be restricted until 2040.
ACGB/34/161 West of England Theatre Company
9 folders
1947-1958
ACGB/34/151 Windsor: Theatre Royal
2 folders
1948-1967
ACGB/34/237 Windsor: Theatre Royal
1 folder
1970-1975
ACGB/34/343 Women's Comedy Workshop
1 folder
1986-1988
ACGB/34/164 Women's Theatre Group / The Sphinx
8 folders
1976-1994
Access to material in folder 4 may be restricted until 2067, folder 6 until 2070, folder 8 until 2072.
ACGB/34/280 Wooden Indian Theatre Company
1 folder
1987-1988
ACGB/34/162 Worcester: Swan Theatre
13 folders
1963-1989
Note on box: Devolved to WMA.
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2048, and folder 8 until 2062.
ACGB/34/303 Workers for Art
1 folder
1988-1989
ACGB/34/282 The Works
1 folder
1986-1988
ACGB/34/274 The World Turned Upside Down
1 folder
1987-1990
ACGB/34/160 Worthing: Connaught Theatre
16 folders
1961-1986
Access to material in folder 2 may be restricted until 2048, folder 7 until 2034, folder 13 until 2061.
ACGB/34/165 York: Theatre Royal
30 folders
1961-1996
Access to material in folder 11 may be restricted until 2058, folder 19 until 2064, folder 22 until 2068, folder 29 until 2074.
ACGB/34/306 Zoots and Spangles
1 folder
1987-1990