Records of Scottish Ballet, ballet company, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Programmes, photographs, leaflets, periodicals, press cuttings, posters and other papers relating to the Scottish Ballet and Western Ballet Theatre, c1957-1999

Administrative / Biographical History

Scottish Ballet was originally formed in 1957  by choreographer and producer Peter Darrell (1929-1987) and Elizabeth West (d. 1962) as the Western Theatre Ballet, in Bristol. The Company transferred to Glasgow in 1969 , to become The Scottish Theatre Ballet. It later changed its name to Scottish Ballet. The Company is now led by Robert North. A decision was made in 1998  to amalgamate with Scottish Opera and today the companies are ran by a joint board.

Access Information

Restricted. Only some of the material is available for consultation by the public, please contact the Scottish Theatre Archive to determine availability

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the online Scottish Theatre Archive catalogue at

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jo Peattie, Scottish Archive Network Project

Conversion from MS Access database and controlled access terms added by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, November 2002

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