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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

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Date: 1684-2000
  • London
Functions, occupations and activities: Domestic and leisure services > Theatres
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C96357 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B9270 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1919-1921: house receipt book No 1
London University: Senate House Library
See Annual Return 2019
1684-19th cent: list of shareholders, papers rel to patent, receipts, recitation addresses, Sheridan's corresp incl accounts and memoranda
British Library, Manuscript Collections
c1714-c1880: journals, accounts, pay books, inventories, order books, ledgers, lists of plays etc
Folger Shakespeare Library
NRA 20981 Theatre Royal
1791-1898: minutes, accounts, corresp and financial papers
V&A Theatre and Performance Archives
NRA 23030 Theatre Royal
1747-1839: Corresp and papers
V&A Theatre and Performance Archives
See Accessions to Repositories 1965, 1972, 1973
1746-48: Drury Lane Theatre account book
Unknown location
NRA 5262 Theatre Royal Book

See Confidential
1770-77: misc papers among RB Sheridan papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 8254 Salt's
1795-1812: Thomas Sheridan papers, mainly rel to Drury Lane Theatre
British Library, Manuscript Collections
19th-20th cent: manuscript performance material
British Library, Music Collections
See Annual Return 1998
c1739-1940: papers
London Metropolitan Archives: City of London
NRA 28054 Russell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [90f]
1921-1927: treasury sheets rel to expenditure incl shows and production Rose Marie
V&A Theatre and Performance Archives