Old Vic committees - minute book

Scope and Content

Includes minutes for the following Committees:

- Old Vic Executive Committee (1948-1950).

- Directors of the Old Vic Trust Limited (1948-1950).

Minute book includes index of topics coverd in the minutes; topics listed are as follows:


Australian Tour; Accidents; American Fund for Palestinian Institutions; 'Antigone'; Administrator; Administration Expenses'; Artists' Percentages; Alteration of weekly timetable; Accounts; Auditors; Arts Council; Alternative Theatre; Armorial Bearings.


British Theatre Conference; Budget; British Council; Benevolent Fund; Barrault-Jean Louis; British Drama League; Bequests; Birmingham theatre exhibition; Belgian National Theatre; Bath Festival; Bars, Waterloo Rd. Theatre; Bristol; Bristol season; Bristol Old Vic Director; Bristol season; Bristol admin. charges; Bristol School staff; Bristol tours; BBC "Back to the Old Vic"; Bristol amateur week; Bristol management committee.


Contracts; C.O.R.T. [Conference of Repertory Theatres]; Canadian & US Tour; Committees' luncheons; Charity matinees; 'Cocktail Party'; contracts:Mr Baliol Holloway; C.P.F. [City Parochial Foundation]; Chairman of Governors; Chairman of Executive Committee; Clerk to the Governors.


Drama Plans; 'Dr. Faustus'; Director's Fees; Dramatic Schools; Disabled persons' act; Drama plans.


Edinburgh Festival; Exchange visits; Electricity Board Economy Regulations; Exhibition of theatre models; Expenses allowance; Executive Committee.


Finance; Festival of Britain; Foundations - Association betweem Sadler's Wells and Royal Victoria Hall; Finance Sub-Committee.


Gifts; Goethe Bi-Centenary; Globe Theatre; Governing body.


'Hassan'; Honour's list; Hospitality; Honorary Counsellors; Holiday payments.


International Theatre Institute; Insurances.


Joint Council of the SMNT and the Old Vic.




Miles, Bernard; Memoranda; Musical director; 'Month in the Country'.


New Vic; New Theatre; New Theatre - pricing of seats; National Association of Girls and Mixed Clubs; Napier, Frank; National Theatre.


Old Vic Theatre Centre; Old Vic Theatre Waterloo Road; Old Vic Theatre School; Old Vic Theatre Co. Director; [Old Vic Theatre Co. Business Manager; Old Vic Theatre Company; Outside engagements; Old Vic Theatre Co. - Box office receipts; Old Vic theatre co. broadcasting.


Parties; Periodicals; Procedure; Premises; Press representative; Publicity; Publications; Personnel; Press correspondence; Press releases; Prices of seats; Proposal for Old Vic Club; Personal Expenses.


Retirement of members; Rylands, Mr George; Royalties; Resignations from Governing Body; Rehearsal payments.


Scholarship Fund Committee; Salaries; Sickness Benefit; 'The School for Scandal'; Subsistence Allowance; SMNT expenses; Stock, Nigel; Sullivan, John.


Tours; Tours, Old Vic Theatre Company; Tours, Bristol; Tours, Young Vic; Touring Allowances; Theatre School; Television; T.M.A. [Theatre Managers' Association]; Theatre Programmes; Theatre, alternative [premises].


Vic-Wells Dance; Vic-Wells Association; Wardrobe Mistress (Bristol); Westminster Bank; 'Wilderness of Monkeys'.


Young Vic; Young Vic Players.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Front and back covers in plywood covered in dark blue marbled faux-leather; spine and corners covered in dark red leather. End papers marbled.

Labelled at the front.

Related Material

- See SMNT/1/5/1 for additional copies of minutes, reports and agenda for meetigs of the Old Vic Sub-Committee, later the Old Vic Executive Committee.