National Theatre Archive

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83-101 The Cut

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Royal National Theatre
South Bank

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The National Theatre Archive is a treasure trove of material, encompassing all of the creative, technical and administrative records of the National Theatre. The Archive is open to everyone by appointment. The collection covers the movement to found the National Theatre and the period from the start of the company in 1963 right up to the present day. An online catalogue for the material in the collection is accessible via the website. The Archive provides research space and free screening facilities for individuals as well as groups, including schools and universities, and can accommodate up to 65 people for screenings

  • Reprographics: a photocopying service is available for certain types of material
  • ARCHON code: 2080

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