Fonds AR010 - Bastion Theatre Company of B.C. fonds

Board records Employment records Education records Marketing records Administrative records Financial records Fundraising records Production records

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Bastion Theatre Company of B.C. fonds

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  • Multiple media

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  • 1963 - 1989 (Creation)
    Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia

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8.4 m of textual records and other material

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The Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia was established in 1963 as the Victoria Theatre Studio by director Peter Mannering (born Mainwaring) in Victoria, B.C. It was registered as a non-profit society in B.C. in April 1964 as the Bastion Theatre Studio and, in 1980, the name was changed to Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia. The Theatre provided regular theatre productions as well as a theatre school, youth tours, and a theatre-in-education program. In 1988, the Board suspended operations due to a financial crisis.

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The fonds consists of materials that are reflective of the functions and activities of the Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia, previously operating as the Bastion Theatre Studio and the Victoria Theatre Studio, arranged into eight series: Board records, 1963-1989; Employment records, 1968-1988; Education records, 1965-1988; Marketing records, 1965,1969, 1974-1988; Administrative records, 1963-1988; Financial records, 1963-1989; Fundraising records, 1965-1989; and Production records, 1965-1989.

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The fonds was donated by the New Bastion Theatre Company in 1991.


Arrangement and description was completed in 1995.

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Detailed inventory available. Excerpted file lists are available at the series level.

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Includes ca. 200 photographs, scrapbooks, posters, audio cassettes, videocassettes, and 1 button.

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2013-02-05; Updated 2016-02-26 (MP)

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  • English

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