Scope and Content

The collection includes records of Theatr Clwyd; Theatr Clwyd Company; Clwyd Youth Theatre; Clwyd Opera; Oriel Gallery; and Dance Companies. Records include promotional material such as leaflets and posters; production and associated files; administrative files; and applications for auditions.

Administrative / Biographical History

Theatr Clwyd is part of a 'Centre for the Arts' which was planned and developed by Flintshire County Council from 1967 onwards. The theatre was built in 1969 and has since developed into an arts centre housing a theatre, gallery, and film theatre. It has its own professional theatre company whose work is also complemented by a range of visiting performance activity. The theatre provides a range of outreach activities serving schools and communities in Flintshire.

The name of the theatre was changed to Clwyd Theatr Cymru in 1998 to reflect its national identity, following changes brought about by the Local Government re-organisation in Wales. A full history of the theatre can be found on its own web-site:

Theatr Clwyd was established by Flintshire County Council and then became part of the Chief Executive's Department of Clwyd County Council in 1974. In 1996, it returned to the governance of Flintshire County Council under Local Government re-organisation.

The collection contains administrative files; correspondence; promotional material such as leaflets, events diaries and posters; production and associated files relating to individual shows; and applications for auditions from actors hoping to appear at the theatre.


Arranged into Sections, Series and Sub-Series according to listing schemes of Flintshire Record Office.

Access Information

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

CC/TC/7 has access restrictions under the Data Protection Act. Individual files are marked with access restrictions.


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Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright restrictions apply.

Appraisal Information

All files in this collection have been deemed worthy of permanent preservation.

Custodial History

Deposited by Theatr Clwyd, Chief Executive's Department, Clwyd County Council, at Flintshire Record Office (initial accession number not found). A further deposit was transferred from Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin, in November 2007 (AN 4123). A further deposit was received from Theatr Clwyd, November 2008 (AN 4206). A further deposit was received from a member of the public, November 2008 (AN 4207).