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Premises purchased in Tavistock Place, Sunderland, for £1,178.3s.0d, which was converted into the “Little Theatre”.

Little Theatre opened October 20th 1931 with a performance of “Four one-Act Plays”. This theatre was used for “Private” performances only (i.e. Members only and for no charge). Public Performances were held in the nearby Victoria Hall

“News Chronicle” Play Competition
“The Mystery At Greenfingers” by J.B.Priestley
January 22nd 1938 – Fortune Theatre, London
Sunderland Drama Club placed third

The British Drama League (Northern Area) Full-Length Play Contest
“The Rivals” – R.B.Sheridan
Playhouse, Buxton
Sunderland Drama Club placed First.

The British Drama League Community Theatre Festival
“While of Unsound Mind” – Nan Richenberg (Drama Club member)
May 22nd 1939 – The Scala Theatre, London
Sunderland Drama Club placed Fourth

Production dates were carefully chosen to coincide with the full moon because of black-out restrictions