Records relating to the Little and New Theatres, Hull



Admin History:
The Hull New Theatre's origins began in 1924 with the Hull Repertory Company, who performed in the Little Theatre, a converted lecture theatre. The company engaged Peppino Santangelo to run the theatre, and with his drive and enthusiasm 1939 saw the New Theatre open, utilising the existing building and the assembly rooms next door. In 1961, Hull City Council took over the theatre after some difficult financial times. For a more detailed history see the Hull new theatre's webpage at
Includes programmes of performances, newspaper articles, a souvenir booklet commemorating 21 years of management 1933-1954, minutes of directors' meetings of the Little Theatre 1932-1940 and the New Theatre 1940, Little Theatre Directors' reports 1931-1938, chairmans' remarks and speeches 1934-1941, General Purposes Committee Meeting Reports 1932-1933, Guild Committee Meeting report Dec 1932, Notices of various meetings 1932-1933, and sundry financial papers dated 1933-1940