greenroom Archive


Established in 1983 to develop and present local, national and international performance, greenroom was situated in two converted Victorian railway arches beneath Oxford Road railway station until its closure in May 2011.

greenroom was Manchester’s centre for new extraordinary performance. Supporting artists by providing resources and a safe space for the creation of new, experimental and contemporary performance, they presented new work created at greenroom and also other new performance (including national and international work) to audiences in appropriate contexts. They also carried out small participation projects with the wider community.

What the collection holds

The archive contains extensive press, publicity and marketing materials, together with organisational administration files, including technical specification files for some performances. It also contains video documentation of several hundred performances on DVD, VHS, and miniDV.

Further information

The greenroom archive is now held in the Live Art Archives of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection. The collection is not yet fully catalogued, but box lists are available on request. Please contact us for further information. 

greenroom a theatre like no other
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