904/1A National Theatre Closed 2

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  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/2/2
  • Dates of Creation
      04 May 1973-21 May 1975
  • Physical Description
      3 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains 'client' correspondence and enclosures mainly sent between Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and the National Theatre, including equipment schedules with prices; completion and modification to various parts of the equipment, such as the stage floors, the PABX installation, scenery hoists, paintframe and sound installation; the post-contract timetimetable; estimated cost of moving into and commissioning the National Theatre; talking points for Peter Hall's press conference; a draft job specification for building services, the booking system; loading and speeds of operation for equipment; meetings of the 'Ginger Group'; equipment accessories; job advertisements and candidate interview notes; technical staffing for the Theatre; and inspections and tests requiring certificates. Other correspondents include Steel Brothers & Higgins Ltd; Cayzer, Steel, Swain & Co Ltd; the South Bank Theatre Board; Pye Business Communications Ltd; Rank Strand Electric Ltd; Hall Stage Equipment Ltd; Timothy O'Brien; Denys Lasdun & Partners; Mole Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd; LWI Productions Ltd; David Hersey Associates Ltd; Laurence Olivier; and Middlesex Polytechnic. The file also includes two documents titled 'A brief description of the new building for the National Theatre now being built on the South Bank' and a sketch, number RGB/SK/620 'Proposed National Theatre Booking System for Reserved & Unreserved Seats Using V D U Displays & Paper Tape Stores'. The original card folder has been disposed of. 'NT 1A(2)' and 'NB! 1A(1) in Sep Cabinet.' were written on the front, and '904/1A the National Theatre Closed 2' was written on the spine.

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