The Early Years of The Gordon Craig - An Exhibition

Brochures and posters from The Gordon Craig Archive
Brochures and posters from The Gordon Craig Archive

An exhibition of historic posters, programmes and brochures from the early years of The Gordon Craig Theatre.

6th – 29th June 2019

Free to visit. Open 9am-6pm and for evening performances.

At The Gordon Craig Theatre foyer, Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

There’s an extra reason to visit The Gordon Craig Theatre this month. The team tasked with investigating the venue’s unexplored archive will be showing off some of their most intriguing finds in a brand-new free exhibition. The foyer exhibition will showcase posters, programmes and brochures from productions in the early decades of the theatre’s 44-year history – a real trip down memory lane for some Stevenage theatregoers! The poster exhibition is part of Stevenage Festival’s 25th anniversary busy programme of community arts events.

We hope the exhibition will bring back some very happy memories of the early days of the Gordon Craig,” says Hilary Spiers, chair of Stevenage Arts Guild, instrumental in making the project happen. “It highlights some of the big changes some of us have lived through…my favourite thing is the ticket price for the very first panto at the theatre in December 1975… 70p!

Presented by Stevenage Museum and Stevenage Arts Guild, part of The Stories from the Gordon Craig project, working to create The Gordon Craig Theatre Archive. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

 

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