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Photograph, construction of Festival Theatre auditorium (1962)

Interior view showing the stage nearing completion

Founder’s Scrapbook (1962) 1 of 2

Leslie Evershed-Martin’s collection of press cuttings, invitations, telegrams and letters

Photograph, wardrobe (1962)

Costume making during the early years of the theatre

Photograph, completed Festival Theatre foyer (1962)

Interior view showing the finished foyer

Programme, The Chances (1962)

Listing cast and production team and show dates

Season Flyer (1962)

Detailing the shows and actors at Chichester Festival Theatre in 1962

Photograph, slatted staircase (1962)

Exterior close up of slatted staircase

Programme, The Broken Heart (1962)

Listing cast and production team and show dates

Photograph, construction of the Festival Theatre foyer (1962)

Featuring the laying of the foyer flooring

Programme, Uncle Vanya (1962)

Listing cast and production team and show dates

Oral history clips, Uncle Vanya (2013 – 2015)

A series of clips remembering the 1962 production of Uncle Vanya

Photograph, Aerial view of Chichester Festival Theatre (c.1962)

Showing ramps needed to move scenery in and out of the auditorium