Charles B. Cochran Collection

Scope and Content

Charles B. Cochran was a theatrical showman who made his mark in nearly all areas of entertainment, from drama and ballet to circus and cabaret. He commissioned work from both the famous and from young artists at the beginning of their careers, and had a long association with Noel Coward.

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection comprises press cutting albums compiled by Charles B Cochran relating to his work, although some of his very early and late productions are not represented or comprehensively covered.

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 Charles B. Cochran may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

Please ask for details.