Part of:
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Joan Littlewood (client)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)




Level of archival description:
File 53
Extent and medium:
  • 32 drawings
    29 reprographic copies
    0.02 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
File documents the unexecuted conversion of the Donmar rehearsal studio in Covent Garden, London, England, United Kingdom into an experimental theatre and late night meeting place. The client was the Fun Palace Trust ("Cedric Price Supplement", 'Architectural Design', vol. 40, (October 1970), 515) and negotiations for the conversion were undertaken with Donald Albery of New Theatre and Donmar Productions Limited. Movable platforms, furniture, and fittings were designed so that various seating and performance areas of different sizes could be created to accommodate a wide range of activities and entertainment of an impromptu nature. Survey drawings show the Donmar rehearsal studio and environs. Drawings for the conversion include plans, sections, axonometric projections, cutaway axonometric drawings showing the interior layout from two points of view, and conceptual sketches and perspectives of interior spaces in use. Axonometric drawings for fittings and furniture show platforms, a small stage, a chair/table, and a "conversation box". A drawing examines the sightlines of the converted interior by showing human figures in relationship with the movable units. Amended floor plans and sections show variations for the interior layout. Material in this file was produced between 1963 and 1964.

File contains design development drawings and textual records.
Reference number:


Materials in this series were kept in the original order in which they were received.

London Greater London England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • English
Related units of description:
  • For additional materials related to this project, see files DR2004:0036 and DR1995:0216:400 in this fonds.

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