Fact-finding and research

Scope and Content

Documents fact-finding and research undertaken by the Joint Council of the National Theatre and the Old Vic, and by the National Theatre Building Sub-Committee, to inform the planning of the National Theatre. The series includes correspondence with research enquiries to different theatres and responses obtained, as well as material documenting fact-finding trips organised by the Committee.

Administrative / Biographical History

The aim of the research performed by the Joint Council and the Building Committee was to gather information about architectural aspects, funding and general organisation of a number of theatres in Europe, to inform the planning of the National Theatre in London.

Such research work included correspondence enquiries to a number of theatres, as well as research trips, for example a tour of Scandinavian theatres in 1946.

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