Record

Ref NoRVHF
TitleThe Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (RVHF) Business Archive
DescriptionThe business archive of The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (RVHF), a charity which owned The Old Vic Theatre London from 1891 - 1982. Since 1982 the RVHF has had no legal or administrative connection to the modern Old Vic theatre, but is solely a body which awards annual grants to smaller scale professional theatre projects based in London (RVHF documentation prior to 1982 has been absorbed into the London Old Vic Theatre Archive (OV), reflected by the Catalogue Series OV/RVHF).

This collection contains legal and financial documentation related to the running of the charity and its affiliated bodies POST 1982. It includes Minutes, Memorandum and articles of Association, financial statements and receipts.
Date1982 -
AdminHistoryA brief chronology of the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (RVHF) is as follows:
1818 – 1891: The Old Vic Theatre was owned by a number of different companies and hosted a range of house and visiting theatre groups.
1891: The Old Vic Theatre's freehold was bought by charity The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, who hosted various theatrical companies.
1963 – 1976: The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation leased the building to the National Theatre Company while it waited for the Southbank building to open.
1977 – 1982: The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation leased the building to the Prospect Theatre Company.
1982: The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation sold The Old Vic Theatre to Canadian entrepreneur Ed Mirvish and are no longer legally or administratively connected to the modern theatre from this point.
1982 - date: The RVHF has had no legal or administrative connection to the modern Old Vic theatre, but is solely a body which awards annual grants to smaller scale professional theatre projects based in London
ArrangementThe collection is uncatalogued and so remains in the form of the original accessions.
Related MaterialThe Old Vic Archive; Lilian Baylis, Emma Cons; Tom Vaughan; The National Theatre Archive
Extent3 boxes
LevelCollection
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