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UK Theatre Archives

British Library: Theatre Archive Project

Provides access to catalogues of the British Library's archives of key post-war figures, and an oral history of British theatre 1945-1968, with over 100 transcripts, images and sound extracts.

The East London Theatre Archive

Holds a comprehensive and invaluable database of performing arts resources including press cuttings, photographs and old programmes.

National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive

An online catalogue of the first professional production of every African, Caribbean, and Black British play produced in the U.K.

The Oldest Theatres in Britain

Images, the history and locations of the oldest public theatres in Britain including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane established in 1662.

Templeman Library Theatre Collections

Victorian and Edwardian theatre collections held at the University of Kent. Provides details of the Melville, Pettingell, Reading Rayner and Boucicault archives plus an index of the playbill collection.

Theatre Collection

The University of Bristol Theatre Collection is a museum and research centre for the study of British theatre history. Provides details of its collections and visitor information.

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