Hudd Music Hall Archive

Welcome to the Hudd Music Hall Archive Project!  

On these pages you can find out more about the project which ran from September 2011 – September 2013.  The project worked with the unique collection of Music Hall texts, scores and memorabilia owned by the Suffolk-based actor and historian Roy Hudd.  The project enabled local volunteers to be recruited and trained and the archive to be catalogued and made available for research and use.  An exhibition of selected archive materials was open to the public from 14 – 31 August 2013 at Ipswich Town Hall, attended by 3,000 people.  The exhibition will tour to other venues in Norfolk  and Suffolk.  Check  the Exhibition page for updates

The project was directed by Suffolk New College, led by Suffolk-based heritage consultants Oakmere Solutions Ltd and supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

To navigate to other pages please point your cursor at the Hudd Music Hall Archive button in the blue box on the left of the page and click through to project; exhibition; stories; catalogue or Music Hall Gallery.

STOP PRESS: Visitors to the exhibition shared fascinating memories - read all about them and see more photographs here.

Media Releases

21 February 2013:

20,000 songsheets and counting

15 August 2013:

Heritage Lottery Fund: Excitement at launch of Hudd Music Hall Archive Exhibition

27 August 2012:

BBC Radio Suffolk 'Song and Supper'