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Theatre 1707 fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
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1979-1980, predominantly 1979 (Creation)
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9 cm of textual records and graphic material. - . -- 3 photographs
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Theatre 1707, which first opened in March 1979, derived its name from its location at 1707 Brunswick Street in Halifax. The theatre was established to act as a permanent home for the Bit Players Society from Sydney, Nova Scotia. Its main focus was to produce plays by local playwrights, which were performed by local actors. The theatre operated under an open door policy, which allowed any group to use the facility freely. Throughout the year the theatre presented a series of plays, mime, puppetry, parties, art exhibits, musical concerts, and special events as well as provided workshops and classes for both children and adults.
The collection was donated to the Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia by Weldon Bona in 1980 and was transferred to the Dalhousie University Archives in 2003.
Scope and content
This collection contains materials related to the administration and productions of Theatre 1707 as well as the Bit Players society. The records include administrative documents, reports, programs, posters, proposals, newspaper clippings, reviews, and photographs.
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All files are open.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
Future accruals are possible, but not expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Theatre 1701 fonds, MS-3-31, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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