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Photograph, construction of foyer (1962)

Showing a visit to the foyer during construction

Letter, Chichester Festival Theatre Society (1962)

Letter to all members about opening night tickets

Season Poster (1962)

Poster detailing shows produced by Chichester Festival Theatre in 1962.

Press cutting, The Stage and Shape of the New Chichester Theatre (1962)

The Stage and Shape of the New Chichester Theatre – Seen from the lighting gallery which runs across the centre of the Theatre

Postcard, exterior of Chichester Festival Theatre (1962)

Showing the outside of the original Theatre

Production photograph, Uncle Vanya (1962)

Featuring Joan Plowright as Sonya and Laurence Olivier as Astrov

Backstage footage, The Chances (1962)

Featuring the cast of The Chances getting ready backstage

Photograph, Laurence Olivier on the building site (1962)

Arriving for the Topping Out ceremony

Footage, Opening night (1962)

Featuring Chichester Festival Theatre’s opening night

Rehearsal photograph, The Chances (1962)

Featuring Laurence Olivier, John Neville and Keith Michell

Souvenir programme (1962)

Including in-depth articles by Laurence Olivier and Leslie Evershed-Martin

Photograph, construction of Festival Theatre auditorium (1962)

Interior view showing the construction of the stage