Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Arts Council of Great Britain: Touring Drama Files, 1981-1987
Reference: ACGB/99
Extent: 79 folders

Context

The Arts Council's commitment to touring productions of ballet, theatre and opera dates from its earliest days, when it inherited the war-time work of the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA). In 1970, the Arts Council took over the formerly independent Dramatic and Lyric Theatre Association (DALTA) and appointed its director, Jack Phipps, to run a scheme to organise the touring of opera, ballet and drama. Initially, the touring scheme was known as DALTA. By 1973/74, it was being run by the Regional Department and the name DALTA was gradually replaced with 'Arts Council Touring'. In 1975/76, the Regional Department was disbanded and a separate Touring Department was formed. This department existed until 1979/80, when Touring was absorbed within a new Regional Department. The next restructuring took place in 1985/86. After this date, Touring was once again re-established as a separate department.

Scope and content

The majority of records in this series were produced between 1981 and 1985 when the Regional Department had taken over control of Touring at the Arts Council. The allocation of ACGB funds for touring was decided on a project-by-project basis and many of the theatre companies represented in this series were planning touring schedules for a single financial year only. With the exception of the first section in this series (material relating to departmental initiatives and working groups) these files concern specific applications for funding by a variety of touring and repertory companies, and contain related correspondence. In addition, some files contain printed publicity material, correspondence of a more general nature, show reports and / or national press reviews.

This series has been kept separate from other material about touring drama to preserve the original order (which was reflected in the distinctive reference coding: ACT-DR). For more information about touring companies see ACGB/96, ACGB/98, ACGB/102 and the ACGB/42/71

The files in this series are arranged in four sections: departmental initiatives and working groups, large and middle-scale touring companies, repertory companies, and small-scale touring companies. Files are ordered alphabetically within each section.

Access

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Restrictions on access

Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old 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/99/47 Council of Regional Arts Associations (CoRAA) Working Party on Small-Scale Touring Drama
1 folder
1984
This file contains correspondence with a variety of companies about projected tour plans, costs, and funding.
ACGB/99/51 Departmental Matrices
1 folder
1986
This file contains internal memos and correspondence about the initiative to illustrate the department's work with graphics.
ACGB/99/46 Ethnic Minority Arts Working Group
2 folders
1983-1985
This file includes minutes of meetings, internal memos, reports on Ethnic Minority Arts, development strategies, details of Race Awareness training schemes. For information on the Ethnic Minority Arts Unit, see ACGB/79 and ACGB/90.
ACGB/99/45 Ethnic Minority Arts Working Group
1 folder
1986
This file includes action plans, minutes of meetings and correspondence on the promotion and funding of Ethnic Arts. For information on the Ethnic Minority Arts Unit, see ACGB/79 and ACGB/90.
ACGB/99/54 Graham Devlin: Correspondence
1 folder
1986
Access to material contained in this file may be restricted until 2048.
ACGB/99/52 Independent Theatre Council
1 folder
1984-1986
This file includes reports and correspondence.
ACGB/99/53 London International Festival of Theatre
1 folder
1984-1985
This file includes correspondence, schedules and budgets.
ACGB/99/44 Small-Scale Drama and Dance Touring Schemes
2 folders
1984-1986
ACGB/99/50 Touring Drama: Correspondence
1 folder
1984-1986
ACGB/99/57 Touring Drama: Correspondence with Regional Committees
1 folder
1984
ACGB/99/56 Touring Drama: Funding Allocations, Correspondence, Budgets
1 folder
1984-1986
ACGB/99/48 Touring Drama: Reports, Minutes, Correspondence
1 folder
1981-1985
ACGB/99/55 Triangle Arts and Media Centre
1 folder
1987
This file includes correspondence, reports and grant applications.
ACGB/99/49 'What's On Where and When'
1 folder
1984-1986
This file contains correspondence about the 'What's On Where and When' information service.
ACGB/99/8 Acclaim Productions
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/2 Century Theatre
1 folder
1983-1984
ACGB/99/1 Century Theatre
1 folder
1985
ACGB/99/3 Cheek by Jowl
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/9 Compass Theatre
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/10 E&B Productions
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/62 Flying Tortoise
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/63 Flying Tortoise
1 folder
1985
ACGB/99/68 Frisby & Kemp Ltd
1 folder
1984
ACGB/99/61 Jamie Phillips Organisation
1 folder
1987
This file contains only printed publicity material only.
ACGB/99/59 London Comedy Company
1 folder
1983-1985
ACGB/99/7 Lyceum Productions, Malcolm Rae Associates Ltd, Martin Newcombe Productions and Meridian Productions
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/4 Millstream
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/58 New Shakespeare Company
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/5 New Vic
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/6 Oxford Playhouse Productions (Anvil Productions Ltd)
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/60 Permutt-Hadley Productions
1 folder
1984-1986
ACGB/99/65 Riding Lights Theatre Company
1 folder
1985-1986
ACGB/99/69 Robert Fox Ltd
1 folder
1984-1987
ACGB/99/64 Scottish Theatre Company
1 folder
1985
ACGB/99/66 Triumph Apollo Productions
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/67 Uppity Stage Company
1 folder
1986
ACGB/99/70 Whirligig
1 folder
1983-1986
ACGB/99/76 Leicester Haymarket
1 folder
1985
Access to material contained in this file may be restricted until 2066.
ACGB/99/72 National Theatre
1 folder
1984
This file contains tour contracts only.
ACGB/99/71 National Theatre
1 folder
1984-1985
This file contains correspondence about regional touring schedules.
ACGB/99/77 Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre Company
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/75 Royal Shakespeare Company
1 folder
1983-1985
ACGB/99/74 Scarborough Theatre-in-the-Round
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/73 Tynewear Theatre Company
1 folder
1984
ACGB/99/12 7:48 Theatre Company
1 folder
1985
ACGB/99/34 Asian Co-operative Theatre
1 folder
1985
ACGB/99/39 Black Theatre Co-operative
1 folder
1986
ACGB/99/37 Borderline Theatre
1 folder
1987
ACGB/99/43 Bristol Express Theatre Company
1 folder
1984
ACGB/99/33 Centre Ocean Stream
1 folder
1985
ACGB/99/30 Channel Theatre Company
1 folder
1982-1985
ACGB/99/38 Cherub Theatre Company
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/99/31 Chipping Norton Theatre Company
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/32 Cliff Hanger Theatre
1 folder
1984-1986
ACGB/99/40 Confederacy of Fools
1 folder
1986-1987
ACGB/99/42 Fusion
1 folder
1985-1986
ACGB/99/21 Gate Theatre Club at the Latchmere
1 folder
1984
ACGB/99/25 Gay Sweatshop
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/24 Grand Union Theatre
1 folder
1984-1985
This file also contains show music on audio cassette.
ACGB/99/26 Great Eastern Stage
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/27 Hesitate & Demonstrate
1 folder
1983-1984
ACGB/99/28 Incubus Theatre
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/29 Inner City Theatre Company
1 folder
1985-1986
ACGB/99/18 Interim Theatre Company
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/19 The Irish Company
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/41 Jill Freud & Company
1 folder
1984-1987
ACGB/99/20 Kaboodle
1 folder
1985-1986
ACGB/99/22 Medieval Players
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/23 New Theatre Company
1 folder
1984-1986
ACGB/99/17 Northern Black Light Theatre
1 folder
1985
This file contains printed publicity material only.
ACGB/99/16 Not the National Theatre
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/15 Pip Simmons Group
1 folder
1984-1986
ACGB/99/14 Polka Children's Theatre
1 folder
1984-1985
ACGB/99/13 Siren Theatre Company
1 folder
1984
ACGB/99/35 Small-Scale Touring Companies (Various)
1 folder
1984-1986
ACGB/99/36 Small-Scale Touring Companies (Various)
1 folder
1985-1986
ACGB/99/11 TNT Theatre
1 folder
1984-1985