- 1932 - 1950 (Creation)
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Croydon Repertory Theatre was administered by Croydon Community Theatres Limited. The theatre was situated at 23 Wellesley Road at the junction with Poplar Walk and opened on September 13 1932. It closed in 1940 and was badly damaged by enemy bombs while being used for furniture storage. It never reopened. It was described by one local historian in 1949 as a small, convenient theatre....very popular and had a satisfactory record, producing really good plays with young players, many of whom are now famous.
The Croydon Repertory Association was the Theatres supporters club and was active c.1946-1950 in trying to have the theatre reopened.
Transferred from Local Studies Library ref: S70 (792) CRO
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Accession Number: A732
Croydon Repertory Theatre: Signature Book
Signature book opened 17th September 1932. With some enclosures.
LSL Ref: S70 (792) CRO
Item date: 1932-1950
Accession date: 27 September 2002
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Signature book opened 17th September 1932. Evidently used for post war meetings of the Croydon Repertory Association.
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