Records of Park Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Business papers including:

  • Park Theatre Club constitution, correspondence, and financial accounts concerning the Summer tour of 1948, 1941-1948

Production and publicity material, 1941-1948, including:

  • Programmes, 1941-1948
  • Photographs of the interior of the theatre, photographs of sets, 1941-1946

Microfilm of material relating to the Park Theatre, 1940-1949, including:

  • Programmes, 1941-1949
  • Press cuttings, 1940-1949
  • Portrait and production photographs, 1941-1948 , including Dr Kenneth Ireland's photographic record of the Park Theatre, 1940s.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Park Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, was founded in 1940  by John Stewart (d. 1957). The company performed at 13 Woodside Terrace, Glasgow, next door to where the Curtain Theatre had been. John Stewart was proprietor and director and Kenneth Ireland (1920-1999) was general manager. The Park Theatre was run as a theatre club with members able to attend performances. After the closure of the Park in 1949 , John Stewart went on to found the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Other Finding Aids

Item and series level paper based sheaf binder available at the Scottish Theatre Archive, Glasgow University Library Special Collections Department.

Item level descriptions are available via the online Scottish Theatre Archive catalogue at http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/STA/search/

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jo Peattie, Scottish Archive Network Project

Conversion from MS Access database, formatting and controlled access terms added by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, October 2002

Related Material

GB 247 STA F Records of Pitlochry Festival Theatre

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