Records for the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford and other Theatres in Great Britain

Scope and Content

Including accounts 1921-1974, house receipts 1938-1970, posters 1967-1973, programmes 1940-1974, scripts for pantomimes 1926-1957; with programmes and scripts for Prince's Theatre, Bradford and various theatres throughout the country; also with deeds relating to Forest of Knaresborough 1826-1861; Plays and Players Magazine 1953-1973 and Theatre World Magazine 1951-1962

Please note that this collection has been catalogued from an old printed list and automatically converted into calmview using ocr software as a result there may be typographical errors

Administrative / Biographical History

Bradford's Alhambra Theatre opened in 1914. Francis Laidler was the proprietor and author of many of the pantomimes performed there and in other theatres. The theatre was refurbished in the 1980s.

Access Information

These records are available from the Bradford Office by appointment. WYAS uses the CARN readers ticket system, please see our website at

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