Guide to the Records of Company B at Belvoir Street Theatre

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MS 9335

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Collection Summary

Creator
Company B at Belvoir Street Theatre
Title
Records of Company B at Belvoir Street Theatre
Date Range
1982-2006
Collection Number
MS 9335
Extent
75.12 metres (430 boxes, 1 carton, 18 folio packages, 3 large folio boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

This collection includes records on the various shows produced by Company B, general correspondence, correspondence with the New South Wales Minister of the Arts, correspondence of the Artistic Council and the Board of Directors, publicity material, minutes of meetings, memberships, wages and other administrative papers and subject files.

Some of the correspondents include Sue Hill, Chris Westwood, Martin Brown, Barbara Allen, Deborah Collins and Di Ridoutt.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1755384).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Records of Company B at Belvoir Street Theatre, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file number]'.

Provenance

The records were donated to the National Library by Belvoir Street Theatre in 1993. Further papers were added in 2013.

Arrangement

The Belvoir Street Theatre has kept the records in good order and in files. The file titles and the arrangements of records within the files have been preserved by the Library. The Library has, however, arranged the collection into 18 series.

The Library compiled the finding aid based on the inventory supplied by Belvoir Street Theatre.

Administrative History

The Belvoir Street Theatre evolved from the Nimrod Theatre, which was founded in 1970 and closed in 1987.

In 1984 a syndicate, known as Belvoir Street Theatre Ltd., was formed by Sue Hill and Chris Westwood to raise money to buy a building in Belvoir Street, Surry Hills. To achieve its gaol, the syndicate formed a non-profit public company, called Hekla Holdings but operating under the name of Belvoir Street Theatre, to buy the building. Between 1984 and 1988 the director of Hekla Holdings was Viv Fraser and its secretaries were Sue Hill and Chris Westwood.

In 1984 members of the syndicate also formed a non-profit organisation, known as Company B, to manage the theatre and produce the shows. Until 1994 members of the syndicate annually elected up to nine artistic directors and appointed a general manager. Chris Westwood and Sue Hill shared the position of General Manager between 1984 and 1988, Robyn Kershaw between 1989 and 1994, Louise O'Halloran between 1994 and 1997 and Rachel Healy was appointed General Manager in 1997. Neil Armfield was appointed as the Company's single Artistic Director in 1994.

Reference: Companion to theatre in Australia, pp. 85-86 and 407

Item Descriptions

Class MS 9335. Original Consignment

Series 1. Company B productions, 1982-88

Belvoir Street Theatre kept its administrative records for each production in two separate series. Although the records contained in Series 1 and 2 are very similar, the Library has decided to preserve this original arrangement.

The records include correspondence, agreements, contracts, invitations, budget and expenditures, schedules, minutes of meetings, booking records, box office and banking reconciliation sheets, invoices and receipts, press releases, cuttings, advertisements, memoranda, submissions for financial assistance and sometimes brief biographical notes on some the actors.

1985 Program: 'Carols by lazorlight' by the Magpie Theatre, 1985 (File 1) - Box 1 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Gertrude Stein and a companion' for the Festival of Sydney, 1985-88 (File 2) - Box 1 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'The giddy people' by the Castenet Club, 1985 (File 3) - Box 1 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'An imaginary life', 1985-86 (File 4) - Box 1 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Joyce', 1985-86 (File 5) - Box 1 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Naked young men', 1986 (File 6) - Box 2 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: One offs, 1984-85 (File 7-8) - Box 2 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Opera! Opera!', 1985-86 (File 9) - Box 2 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Scandals', 1985-86 (File 10) - Box 2 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Statement after an arrest under the Immorality Act', 1986 (File 11) - Box 2 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Stomping Ground' by Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre (AIDT), 1985 (File 12) - Box 2 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: Sunday variety and films, 1985 (File 13) - Box 2 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Toe truck honeyspot', 1984-86 (File 14) - Box 3 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Topp twins', 1985 (File 15) - Box 3 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Two boys and two girls', 1985-86 (File 16) - Box 3 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': agreements, 1985 (File 17) - Box 3 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': biographical note on Franca Rame and Dario Fo (File 18) - Box 3 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': general correspondence, 1984-85 (File 19) - Box 3 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': correspondence with Franca Rame, 1983-85 (File 20) - Box 3 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': correspondence and expenditures, 1984-85 (File 21) - Box 4 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': financial papers, 1985 (File 22-23) - Box 4 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': information on investors, 1985 (File 24) - Box 4 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': notes from meetings, 1985 (File 25) - Box 4 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': publicity, 1985 (File 26) - Box 4 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': rights and licence, 1983-85 (File 27) - Box 4 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': schedules, 1985 (File 28) - Box 5 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': scripts (File 29) - Box 5 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': touring, 1985 (File 30) - Box 5 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: 'Whore in a madhouse': miscellaneous, 1985 (File 31) - Box 5 (MS 9335)
1985 Program: Women Writers Guild and Feminist Publishing Forum, 1985-86 (File 32) - Box 5 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), 1984-85 (File 33) - Box 5 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre (AIDT), 1985-86 (File 34) - Box 5 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'Flying pickets', 1986 (File 35) - Box 5 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'Folkways', 1985-86 (File 36) - Box 5 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'Gulls', 1986 (File 37) - Box 6 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: Jazz concert, 1986 (File 38) - Box 6 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'Katherine Mansfield', 1986 (File 39) - Box 6 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'Kids' stuff' produced by Anthill Theatre (File 40) - Box 6 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'Mambologist', 1985-86 (File 41) - Box 6 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'Masterpieces', 1984-86 (File 42) - Box 6 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: One offs, Jan.-Fen. 1986 (File 43) - Box 6 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: One offs, April-July 1986 (File 44) - Box 6 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: One offs, 1986 (File 45) - Box 6 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'Pearls before swine', 1986 (File 46) - Box 7 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'Redinka's lesson, 1986 (File 47) - Box 7 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'Savannah Bay', 1986 (File 48) - Box 7 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'A smile, a song and a lump of wood' with Geoff Kelso and Anthony Akroyd, 1986 (File 49) - Box 7 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: 'State of shock', 1986 (File 50) - Box 7 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: Sunday music shows, 1986 (File 51) - Box 7 (MS 9335)
1986 Program: Visit of Franca Rame, 1984-85 (File 52) - Box 7 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: Best of Melbourne Spoleto Fringe Festival, 1986-87 (File 53) - Box 8 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: Chinese delegation, 1986-87 (File 54) - Box 8 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Cho Cho San', 1987 (File 55) - Box 8 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Don Quixote, 1987 (File 56) - Box 8 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Europe', 1987 (File 57) - Box 8 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Front lawn, 1987 (File 58) - Box 8 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Gertrude Stein', 1987 (File 59) - Box 9 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'The Hobbit', 1987 (File 60) - Box 9 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Jim and James in Bali', 1987 (File 61) - Box 9 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Katz', 1987 (File 62) - Box 9 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'A lie of the mind', 1987 (File 63) - Box 9 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Lilly and May', 1987 (File 64) - Box 9 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Magpies nest', 1987 Program: 1987 (File 65) - Box 10 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: A month of Sunday benefits, 1987 (File 66) - Box 10 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'On parliament hill, 1987 (File 67) - Box 10 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: One offs, 1987 (File 68) - Box 10 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Pell Mell', 1986-88 (File 69) - Box 10 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Popular mechanicals, 1987 (File 70) - Box 11 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Radio D'Amour' with the Madrigirls, 1987 (File 71) - Box 11 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Scarlet's revenge, 1987 (File 72) - Box 11 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'The serpent's fall', 1987 (File 73) - Box 11 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Shakers, 1987 (File 74) - Box 11 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Skirmishes', 1987 (File 75) - Box 11 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Soldier boys', 1987 (File 76) - Box 12 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Thunderbirds', 1987 (File 77) - Box 12 (MS 9335)
1987 Program: 'Witch play', 1987 (File 78) - Box 12 (MS 9335)

Series 2. Company B program and correspondence, 1984-85

Belvoir Street Theatre kept its administrative records for each production in two separate series. Although the records contained in Series 1 and 2 are very similar, the Library has decided to preserve this original arrangement.

The series includes correspondence, agreements, contracts, budgets, show summaries, schedules, invitations, miscellaneous notes, advertisements, cuttings and financial papers. The correspondents include John Little, Diana Manson, Noni Hazlehurst, Todd Little, Jill Smith, Gloria Payten and Patricia Lovell.

General correspondence, 1984-85. The file mostly comprises copies of letters written by Chris Westwood, Sue Hill and Jennifer Rae (File 1-2) - Box 12 (MS 9335)
'Anthill', 1984-85 (File 3) - Box 12 (MS 9335)
'Briefs', 1984-85 (File 4) - Box 12 (MS 9335)
'Dirty rascal', 1985 (File 5) - Box 13 (MS 9335)
'Girl talk', 1984-85 (File 6) - Box 13 (MS 9335)
Ha Ha Ha Production, 1984-85 (File 7) - Box 13 (MS 9335)
Seymour Group, 1984-85 (File 8) - Box 13 (MS 9335)
'Topp Twins', 1985 (File 9) - Box 13 (MS 9335)
'Up against it', 1985 (File 10) - Box 13 (MS 9335)

Series 3. 'Pack of women', 1983-84

'Pack of women', a cabaret devised by Robyn Archer, was first performed in the Drill Hall in London in 1981. In Australia the show was produced by Sue Hill and Christ Westwood for Understudies Pty. Ltd. and it was premiered in 1983 in the Downstairs Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney.

The series include correspondence, scripts, music scores, contracts, agreements, ticket reconciliation, box office summaries, budgets, royalties, insurances, schedules, production sheets, recording of synthesizer data, financial papers, notes, programme sales and papers relating to the performances of 'Pack of women' in Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and overseas.

Papers relating to premiere at the Seymour Centre, 1983 (File 1) - Box 13 (MS 9335)
Correspondence, 1983-84 (File 2-4) - Box 13, 14 (MS 9335)
Adelaide, 1983 (File 5-6) - Box 14 (MS 9335)
Canberra and Brisbane, 1983 (File 7) - Box 14 (MS 9335)
Overseas and Perth, 1983 (File 8) - Box 15 (MS 9335)
Script copy 4 (File 9) - Box 15 (MS 9335)
Script copy 5 (File 10-11) - Box 15 (MS 9335)
Script copy 6 (File 12) - Box 15 (MS 9335)
Music scores (File 13) - Box 15 (MS 9335)
Negatives (File 14) - Box 15 (MS 9335)
Universal Theatre, Melbourne, 1983 (File 15) - Box 15 (MS 9335)
One reel of tape recording of 'Coupling' from 'Pack of women', recorded on the 'Mike Walsh Show', Sydney, 1983 (File 16) - Box 15 (MS 9335)
One cassette of synthesizer data (File 17) - Box 15 (MS 9335)

Series 4. General correspondence, 1986-89

The series comprises copies of letters written by Chris Westwood (General Manager) and Alison Dunn (Publicity Officer) and minutes of meetings. Other correspondents include Leigh Small, Ruth Owens, Hannah Fink, Lindy Davies, Val Mason, Hattie Parsons, Rodney Taylor, Robyn Kershaw, Lyn Pierse, Malcolm Gray, Wendy Mortimer and Anthony Fogg.

The subjects of the correspondence include temporary employment with the Belvoir Street Theatre Company, financial matters and thank you letters sent to donors and volunteers.

1986 (including copies of Chris Westwood's letters) (File 1-3) - Box 16 (MS 9335)
1987 (File 4-7) - Box 16, 17 (MS 9335)
1988 (including copies of Alison Dunn's letters) (File 8-9) - Box 17 (MS 9335)
1988-89 (File 9-10) - Box 17 (MS 9335)

Series 5. Publicity material, 1984-88

The series include press cuttings, programmes and brochures. Most of the papers have been kept in files under the names of the shows.

General publicity, 1984-87 (File 1-2) - Box 18 (MS 9335)
Press cuttings, 1985 (File 3) - Box 18 (MS 9335)
Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre (AIDT), 1985 (File 4) - Box 18 (MS 9335)
'Ha HaHa performing humans', 1985 (File 5) - Box 18 (MS 9335)
'Kids' stuff', 1985-86 (File 6) - Box 18 (MS 9335)
Papers relating to the 1986 Season launch (File 7) - Box 19 (MS 9335)
'ABC', 1986 (File 8) - Box 19 (MS 9335)
'Colonel Redl': film shown at the Dendy Cinema, Sydney, 1986 (File 9) - Box 19 (MS 9335)
'Joyce', 1986 (File 10) - Box 19 (MS 9335)
'Dags' ('Toe Truck') and AIDT, 1986 (File 11) - Box 19 (MS 9335)
Melbourne Spoleto Fringe Festival, 1986 (File 12) - Box 19 (MS 9335)
'Pell Mell', 1986 (File 13) - Box 19 (MS 9335)
'Savannah Bay', 1986 (File 14) - Box 19 (MS 9335)
'The state of shock', 1986 (File 15) - Box 20 (MS 9335)
'Statement after an arrest under the Morality Act', 1986 (File 16) - Box 20 (MS 9335)
Papers relating to the 1987 Season launch (File 17) - Box 20 (MS 9335)
AIDT, 1987 (File 18) - Box 20 (MS 9335)
'Cho Cho San', 1987 (File 19) - Box 20 (MS 9335)
'Europe' by Michael Gow, 1987 (File 20) - Box 20 (MS 9335)
'A feminist publishing forum', 1987 (File 21) - Box 21 (MS 9335)
'The front lawn', 1987 (File 22) - Box 21 (MS 9335)
'Get happy' by Thunderbirds', 1987 (File 23) - Box 21 (MS 9335)
'A lie of the mind', 1985-87 (File 24) - Box 21 (MS 9335)
'A month of Sundays', 1987 (File 25) - Box 21 (MS 9335)
'On Parliament hill', 1987 (File 26) - Box 21 (MS 9335)
'Playworks', 1987 (File 27) - Box 21 (MS 9335)
'The popular mechanicals', 1987-88 (File 28) - Box 22 (MS 9335)
'Radio D'Amour' by the Madrigirls, 1987 (File 29) - Box 22 (MS 9335)
'Shakers', 1987 (File 30) - Box 22 (MS 9335)
'Soldier boys', 1987 (File 31) - Box 22 (MS 9335)
'The starlet's revenge', 1987 (File 32) - Box 22 (MS 9335)
'Witch play', 1987 (File 33) - Box 22 (MS 9335)
Miscellaneous publicity material, 1987 (File 34) - Box 22 (MS 9335)

Series 6. Queensland Youth Arts Festival, 1983-85

The Belvoir Street Theatre was involved in the production of a number of plays in the Queensland Youth Arts Festival. The series includes correspondence, publicity material, financial papers, minutes of meetings and other papers.

Aboriginal shows, 1984-85 (File 1) - Box 23 (MS 9335)
Art and technology, 1984-85 (File 2) - Box 23 (MS 9335)
Budget, 1985 (File 3) - Box 23 (MS 9335)
'Chrystal gutters', 1984 (File 4) - Box 23 (MS 9335)
Correspondence and invoices, 1984-85 (File 5) - Box 23 (MS 9335)
Radio Fm. 104, 1985 (File 6) - Box 23 (MS 9335)
Publicity, promotion, advertising and sponsorship, 1985 (File 7) - Box 23 (MS 9335)
Queensland Youth Orchestra and Australian Youth Ballet, 1985 (File 8) - Box 23 (MS 9335)
'Kids' gigs', 1984 (File 9) - Box 24 (MS 9335)
Opening celebrations, 1985 (File 10) - Box 24 (MS 9335)
Queensland resources and ideas, 1983-84 (File 11) - Box 24 (MS 9335)
Staff meetings, 1985 (File 12) - Box 24 (MS 9335)
'The three legends of Kra', 1984-85 (File 13) - Box 24 (MS 9335)
The Toe Truck Theatre, 1985 (File 14) - Box 24 (MS 9335)
Youth Arts Festival Committee, 1984 (File 15) - Box 24 (MS 9335)

Series 7. Correspondence with the Office of New South Wales Minister for the Arts, 1984-87

The series comprises correspondence, applications for grants and minutes of meetings. The correspondents include Di Ridoutt, Chris Westwood, George Paciullo, Jill Nash, Pierre St. Just, Gloria Payten, William Gluth and Morgan Meyer Barron Potts, Solicitors.

Correspondence concerning Capital Grants, 1984-86 (File 1) - Box 25 (MS 9335)
Correspondence, including submissions, seeking financial assistance to purchase the Nimrod's theatre in Surry Hills, Sydney, 1984 (File 2) - Box 25 (MS 9335)
Government Assistance, 1984-86 (File 3) - Box 25 (MS 9335)
Quarterly report to the Office of New South Wales Minister for the Arts, 1986-87 (File 4) - Box 25 (MS 9335)
Capital grants, 1987 (File 5) - Box 25 (MS 9335)
Contact addresses, 1987 (File 6) - Box 25 (MS 9335)
Minutes of the Cultural Grants Advisory Full Council Meeting, 1987 (File 7) - Box 25 (MS 9335)
Film and Video Committee of Cultural Grants of the Australia Council, 1987 (File 8) - Box 25 (MS 9335)
Submission to the Social History Writing Program of the Cultural Grants Advisory Council, 1987 (File 9) - Box 26 (MS 9335)
Theatre and dance, 1987 (File 10) - Box 26 (MS 9335)
Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC), 1987 (File 11) - Box 26 (MS 9335)
Youth Theatre Policy Committee Meeting, 14 April 1987 (File 12) - Box 26 (MS 9335)

Series 8. Correspondence with the Australia Council, 1984-86

The series comprises mostly correspondence between John Lonie of the Belvoir Street Theatre and Michael Fitzgerald of the Theatre Board and Irene Stevens of the Literature Board.

Correspondence, 1984 (File 1) - Box 26 (MS 9335)
Correspondence, 1985 (File 2) - Box 26 (MS 9335)
Correspondence, 1986 (File 3) - Box 27 (MS 9335)

Series 9. Day files, 1984-88

The 'Day files' comprise pink copies of letters written by Chris Westwood, Martin Brown, Barbara Allen and Deborah Collins.

1984-86 (File 1-5) - Box 27, 28 (MS 9335)
Oct.-Nov. 1986 (File 6) - Box 28 (MS 9335)
Aug.-Oct. 1986 (File 7) - Box 28 (MS 9335)
June-Aug. 1986 (File 8) - Box 29 (MS 9335)
Mar.-June 1986 (File 9) - Box 29 (MS 9335)
Jul.-Dec. 1986 (File 10) - Box 29 (MS 9335)
Jan.-Sep. 1987 (File 11) - Box 29 (MS 9335)
Jan.-Sep. 1987 (File 12-15) - Box 30 (MS 9335)
Oct.-Dec. 1987 (File 16-17) - Box 31 (MS 9335)
Jan.-Apr. 1988 (File 18-19) - Box 31 (MS 9335)
Jan.-Apr. 1988 (File 20) - Box 32 (MS 9335)

Series 10. Financial papers, 1986-88

The series includes copies of Chris Westwood's letters concerning financial matters, invoices and receipts. Most of the papers have been filed in alphabetical order.

Financial records of Understudies Pty. Ltd and copies of Westwood's letters, 1983 (File 1-2) - Box 32 (MS 9335)
Budget papers, 1985-86 (File 3) - Box 33 (MS 9335)
Invoices and receipts, Jan.-June 1986: A (File 4) - Box 33 (MS 9335)
Invoices and receipts, Jan.-June 1986: B (File 5) - Box 33 (MS 9335)
Invoices and receipts, Jan.-June 1986: C (File 6) - Box 33 (MS 9335)
Invoices and receipts, Jan.-June 1986: D-K (File 7) - Box 33 (MS 9335)
Invoices and receipts, Jan.-June 1986: L-S (File 8) - Box 34 (MS 9335)
Invoices and receipts, Jan.-June 1986: T-Y (File 9) - Box 34 (MS 9335)
Invoices and receipts, July-Dec. 1986: A-C (File 10) - Box 34 (MS 9335)
Invoices and receipts, July-Dec. 1986: D-O (File 11) - Box 34 (MS 9335)
Invoices and receipts, July-Dec. 1986: P (File 12) - Box 35 (MS 9335)
Invoices and receipts, July-Dec. 1986: R-W (File 13) - Box 35 (MS 9335)
Receipt books, 1986-88 (File 14) - Box 35 (MS 9335)
Bank statements, 1985-86 (File 15) - Box 36 (MS 9335)
Financial papers for 'ABC', 1986 (File 16) - Box 36 (MS 9335)
Financial papers for 'Joyce', 1986-87 (File 17) - Box 36 (MS 9335)

Series 11. Correspondence of the Artistic Council of Company B, 1984-88

The series comprises the correspondence of Sue Hill and Chris Westwood with various Australian (and some overseas) theatre companies and organisations. They contain submissions to the Artistic Council of the Belvoir Street Theatre to use the theatre as a venue for their productions. Each submission was given a number and the submissions were kept in numerical order.

The correspondents include the Australia Council, The Drama Studio (Sydney), Nancy Cole (Paris) relating to 'Gertrude Stein'), The Sydney Committee Ltd. (Organiser of the 1984 Sydney Festival), The Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe (Queensland), The New Dance Theatre (Sydney), The Play Box Theatre (Melbourne), M & L Ltd. (Sydney), Murray River Performing Group Ltd. (Albury), Nepean School of Arts, Anthony A. Williams Management (New York), Goodwin Associates (London) and Critical Mass Theatre (London).

Original numbered submissions (in alphabetical order), including register of scripts, 1984-88 (File 1) - Box 36 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 1-46 (File 2) - Box 36 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 47-103 (File 3) - Box 37 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 104-147 (File 4) - Box 37 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 148-210 (File 5) - Box 37 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 211-240 (File 6) - Box 37 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 241-299 (File 7) - Box 37 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 300-360 (File 8) - Box 38 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 364-399 (361-363 not received) (File 9) - Box 38 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 401-499 (400 not received) (File 10) - Box 38 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 500-534 (File 11) - Box 38 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 535-599 (File 12) - Box 39 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 600-674 (File 13) - Box 39 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 675-699 (File 14) - Box 39 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 700-737 (File 15) - Box 39 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 738-788 (File 16) - Box 40 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 789-799 (File 17) - Box 40 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 800-841 (File 18) - Box 40 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 842-899 (File 19) - Box 40 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 900-925 (File 20) - Box 41 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 926-981 (File 21) - Box 41 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 982-999 (File 22) - Box 41 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 1000-1068 (File 23) - Box 41 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 1077-1116 (1069-1076 not received) (File 24) - Box 42 (MS 9335)
Submissions and possible projects: 1117-1188 (File 25) - Box 42 (MS 9335)

Series 12. Papers of the Board of Directors of Company B, 1984-89

The series includes minutes of meetings and the Chairman's report.

Minutes of meetings, 1984-87 (File 1-2) - Box 42 (MS 9335)
Minutes of meetings, 1987-89 (File 3) - Box 42 (MS 9335)
Chairman's report, 1985 (File 4) - Box 43 (MS 9335)

Series 13. Administrative files, 1984-89

The series includes minutes of meetings, financial papers, memberships lists and shareholders correspondence of Company B.

Minutes of meetings of members of Company B, 1985 (File 1) - Box 43 (MS 9335)
Papers concerning the nominations of Company B Board members and the naming of the company, 1984-85 (File 2) - Box 43 (MS 9335)
Company B: taxes, 1985-86 (File 3) - Box 43 (MS 9335)
Company B: wages: casuals, 1985-86 (File 4) - Box 43 (MS 9335)
Company B: wages: theatreports, 1985-87 (File 5) - Box 43 (MS 9335)
Company B: wages: Company B 2, 1985-86 (File 6) - Box 43 (MS 9335)
Company B: wages: bar, 1985-86 (File 7) - Box 44 (MS 9335)
Company B: wages, 1985-86 (File 8) - Box 44 (MS 9335)
Company B: wages: ordinary, 1986-87 (File 9) - Box 44 (MS 9335)
Memberships, 1985 (File 10-11) - Box 44 (MS 9335)
Memberships, 1986 (File 12) - Box 45 (MS 9335)
Memberships, 1986-87 (File 13-14) - Box 45 (MS 9335)
Memberships, 1988 (File 15) - Box 45 (MS 9335)
Shareholders correspondence, 1984-85 (File 16-17) - Box 46 (MS 9335)
Shareholders correspondence, 1985-87 (File 18-19) - Box 46 (MS 9335)
Syndicate names and addresses, 1987 (File 20) - Box 47 (MS 9335)
Syndicate names and addresses, 1988 (File 21) - Box 47 (MS 9335)
Minutes of meetings of the Syndicate concerning the purchase of the Nimrod building, 1984 (File 22) - Box 47 (MS 9335)
Syndicates notes and other papers, 1984-85 (File 23) - Box 47 (MS 9335)
Minutes of staff meetings, 1986-87 (File 24) - Box 47 (MS 9335)
Minutes of staff meetings, 1987-88 (File 25) - Box 47 (MS 9335)
Minutes of staff meetings, 1987-89 (File 26) - Box 48 (MS 9335)
Minutes of staff meetings, 1988 (File 27) - Box 48 (MS 9335)
Minutes of staff meetings, contracts and memoranda, 1988 (File 28) - Box 48 (MS 9335)

Series 14. Hekla Holdings, 1984-88

Hekla Holdings, trading as Belvoir Street Theatre, was a non-profit public company which operated under the name of Belvoir Street Theatre. It owns the building in 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills. The Director of Hekla Holdings is Viv Fraser and its secretaries are Sue Hill and Chris Westwood. The series comprises minutes of meetings.

Minutes of meetings of members of shareholders, 1984-86 (File 1) - Box 48 (MS 9335)
Copy of an application made by Hekla Holdings for assistance, under the New South Wales Government Program of Capital Grants, for works on the theatre building, 1984 (File 2) - Box 48 (MS 9335)
Minutes of Board meetings, 1984-85 (File 3) - Box 48 (MS 9335)
Minutes of Board meetings, 1987-88 (File 4) - Box 49 (MS 9335)

Series 15. Subject files, 1980-87

The series includes correspondence, cuttings, notes and seminar papers.

Cuttings of articles on the arts, 1980-87 (File 1-2) - Box 49 (MS 9335)
Belvoir Street Theatre diary, 1986 (File 3) - Box 49 (MS 9335)
A copy of 'Guidelines for the development of EEO management plans', 1981 (File 4) - Box 49 (MS 9335)
New South Wales Women and Arts Festival: Seminar, 1982 (File 5) - Box 50 (MS 9335)
Position papers, 1984 (File 6) - Box 50 (MS 9335)
Public lecture given by Dacia Maraini, Italian writer, at the Belvoir Street Theatre, 1987 (File 7) - Box 50 (MS 9335)
'Save the Regent Theatre Summit', 1984 (File 8) - Box 50 (MS 9335)
Seminar on Parents in the performing arts, 1985 (File 9) - Box 50 (MS 9335)
Wintergarden Action Committee: campaign for the preservation of the Wintergarden and Capitol Theatres, Sydney, 1985 (File 10) - Box 50 (MS 9335)
Work experience students, 1988 (File 11) - Box 50 (MS 9335)
Women and Arts Festival: correspondence, 1982 (File 12) - Box 50 (MS 9335)
Miscellanous correspondence, 1982 (File 13) - Box 51 (MS 9335)
Theatre seminars, 1982 (File 14-15) - Box 51 (MS 9335)
Notes and minutes of meetings, 1982 (File 16) - Box 51 (MS 9335)
Notes on sponsorships (File 17) - Box 51 (MS 9335)
Women and the arts festival: miscellaneous papers, 1984-85 (File 18) - Box 51 (MS 9335)
Women and the arts festival: printed material (File 19) - Box 51 (MS 9335)
Women and arts projects, 1982 (File 20) - Box 52 (MS 9335)

Series 16. Information from other companies, 1991

The series comprises programmes, leaflets, brochures and posters sent to Belvoir Street Theatre by other performing arts companies including The One Extra Company (Sydney), NIDA, the Australian Opera, Theatre North (Lismore), Canberra Theatre, Festival of Sydney, Downstage Theatre Trust Board (Wellington, NZ), Hackney Empire Theatre (London), Women's Playhouse Trust (London) and Royal Court Theatre (London).

Correspondence concerning information from other companies, 1991 (File 1) - Box 52 (MS 9335)
Programmes and leaflets (File 2-13) - Box 52, 53, 54 (MS 9335)

Series 17. Australia and New Zealand theatre records, 1987-92

The series comprises copies of Australia and New Zealand theatre records, 1987-92 (incomplete)

Series 18. Posters, c. 1990-93

The series comprises posters of shows which had been performed in the Belvoir Street Theatre, including: 'Djunba woman' and 'Reflections' presented by the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre Student Ensemble, Belvoir Street Theatre, 1991; 'Dreaming: fact not fiction' by the National Aboriginal Islander College, Belvoir Street Theatre, 1992; 'Sha Sha Higby in the tin twin' and 'Fred and Ginger get laid' by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Belvoir Street Theatre, 1992-93; 'The diver' by Toe Truck Theatre, Belvoir Street Theatre [n.d.]; 'Wallflowering' by Canberra Theatre in conjunction with the Sydney Festival, Belvoir Street Theatre, 1990.

Posters (File 1-18) - Map-Folio [unnumbered] (MS 9335)

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