Local Committees

Scope and Content

A list of the local committees of the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre movement that were formed up to November 1909 and a list of names of representatives of local committees [1915].

Administrative / Biographical History

The organisation of Local Committees (also referred to as 'local branches') for the promotion of the movement in the provinces as well as a variety of London boroughs was recommended at an Executive Meeting of 31/03/1909.

Conditions Governing Access


Related Material

- Information about the formation of the Local Committees may be found in the minutes of the Executive Meeting of 31/03/1909, in SMNT/1/6/1.

- Additional information about the work of the Local Committees may be found among the finance papers in series SMNT/8. SMNT/8/3 includes accounts for local branches of the Shakespeare Memorial movement. Several of such accounts include reference to activities organised by the local branches, such as fund-raising performances, or include annual reports with a description of the work of the branch.