British Actors' Equity Association

Scope and Content

This file documents the position of the British Actors' Equity Association with regards to the National Theatre project and to the prospective involvement of the Old Vic, the Royal Stratford Theatre and Sadler's Wells in the project. The Association is supportive of the National Theatre project but expresses concern at the suggested merge of the three associations. The file also covers some discussion on proposed running costs for the National Theatre.

The file includes correspondence as well as the following memoranda and statements by the British Actors' Equity:

- 'National Theatre - A memorandum on the proposals of the Chancellor of the Exchequer' [1961].

- Press statements on 'National Theatre', (21/08/1961).

'The National Theatre - A second memorandum to the Chancellor of the Exchequer' (May 1962).

Conditions Governing Access