Incorporated Stage Society Archive

Scope and Content

Collection of material documenting the work of the Incorporated Stage Society an English theatre society with limited membership which mounted private Sunday performances of new and experimental plays, mainly at the Royal Court Theatre.

The collection, which has been built up over time, includes scripts, clippings, programmes and correspondence relating to the Society up to its abeyance in 1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

The society documented their dealings in the theatre for over 50 years including many prompt scripts still with notes. Also Correspondence from both members and business associates.

Access Information

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here:

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here:

Appraisal Information

This collection was appraised in line with the collection management policy.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Department of Theatre and Performance. Material relating to The Incorporated Stage Society may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

Please ask for details.