Records of Scottish Repertory Theatre, theatre company, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Programmes for productions, 1910-1914
  • Souvenir booklet, The Scottish Playgoers' Company Opening Season, 1909
  • List of productions, 1909-1914

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow Repertory Theatre, a theatre company in Glasgow, Scotland, was founded in 1909  by Alfred Wareing (1876-1942). Most plays were performed at the Royalty Theatre, Glasgow and the Alhambra Theatre. The aim was to encourage the initiation and development of a purely Scottish Drama. It was a 'Stock Company' with permanent actors. It was financed by the Scottish Playgoers' Company, a limited company. It was run on a subscription basis. In the four years of its existence it produced over 35 new Scottish plays. The Theatre folded at the outbreak of the First World War. The remaining funds helped to finance the Scottish National Players.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Other Finding Aids

Item level printed list available at the Scottish Theatre Archive

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

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