The University Theatre opened in 1965. It was used by a number of University (Stage Society, Drama Group etc.) and non-University groups, of which the most significant was the Contact Theatre Ltd. The Theatre was supervised by a University committee. In 1983 management of the Theatre was transferred to Contact Theatre.
The file contains copies of minutes of the University Theatre Committee. There are also papers relating to the transfer of management of the Theatre to Contact Theatre (1982-1983), and funding arrangements following the abolition of the Greater Manchester Council.
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