Post-1945 York Theatre Royal Archive

Scope and Content

The Post-1945 York Theatre Royal Archive contains scripts, prompt copies, stage plans, programmes, photographs, show tapes, books of playbills, posters, press cuttings and information on actors from the period after 1945. The collection also includes some administrative documentation, as well as other objects such as printing blocks and production badges.


The archive is arranged as follows:

  • YTRA/M Marketing
  • YTRA/PH Photography
  • YTRA/PS Playscripts
  • YTRA/PP Prompt Packs
  • YTRA/AD Administration
  • YTRA/MS Music Scores
  • YTRA/ACT Actors

Access Information

Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access for York St John University Archives and Special collections.

Please email to make an appointment.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by York Citizen's Theatre Trust in 2008.

Archivist's Note

Primary organisation and description completed by Roger Wolfe and Lottie Alexander - 2016.

Archives Hub records and archival structure by Thomas Peach - begun July 2019.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography of items is permitted without flash. Copies can be made upon request for the standard photocopying fee.

Some materials may have copying restrictions - please see individual item records for more details.