Reference code(s): GB 0214 DTHN
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: New Theatre, Cardiff collection
Short Title: New Theatre, Cardiff, collection
Creation date(s): 1988-1993
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.024 cubic metres (2 boxes)
Name of creator(s): New Theatre, Park Place, Cardiff
Administrative/Biographical history: The New Theatre was opened in Park Place, Cardiff, Glamorgan, in December 1906, by a London company owned by the actor/manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1852-1917). It was designed by the London architects Messrs Runtz and Ford. The theatre could accommodate 2,000 people, and boasted of a stage measuring 76 feet (23 m) by 54 feet (16 m). The theatre was was purchased by Cardiff Corporation in 1969. The theatre was renovated in stages between 1969 and 1976, and again underwent a major refurbishment in 1987-1988. The New Theatre Society provided benefits for regular attendees.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the New Theatre, Cardiff, including: programme for the refurbished New Theatre, 1988; New Theatre Society, membership application form, 1988; notes on the history of the New Theatre, [1980s?]; New Theatre programmes (117 booklets), 1988-1993. There are no records relating to its operation as a private theatre.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Physical characteristics: Good condition
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the New Theatre, Cardiff at various intervals.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the New Theatre.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004