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Theatre Collection Collections

ACE Live Art and Performance Archive (ACELAP) Videos and documentation which represent the development of innovative contemporary arts practice during the 80's and 90's in the UK
ACH Smith Collection Information coming soon
Adrian Varcoe Collection Information coming soon

Alan Tagg Collection
Professional design records of the theatre designer responsible for creating the set design of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger.
Alastair Snow Archive Archive of the artist and photographer which contains a wealth of material from his performances, including many photographs and props such as The Guerilla Squad masks and pieces of 'edible art' from the Edible Art Association event in 1981.
Alex Reeve Collection Information coming soon
Alix Stone Collection Information coming soon
Arnold Ridley Collection Personal archive of the British playwright and actor.
Audrey Noble Collection Information coming soon
Bath Theatre Royal Collection Information coming soon
Beerbohm Tree Collection Archives relating to Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Maud Tree and their families.
Berta Friestadt Collection Information coming soon
Bodies in Flight Archive Information coming soon
Brian Austin Collection Information coming soon
Bristol Old Vic Archive Archive of the Bristol Old Vic Company, based at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, from 1946 onwards.
Cecil Madden Collection Information coming soon
Cicely Courtneidge & Jack Hulbert Archive Professional records relating to the variety entertainers, including theatre, radio, film and television.
CWTDA Archives Information coming soon
Cynthia Burrett Collection Information coming soon
David Hughes Live Art Archive Incorporating Live Art Listings, Hybrid Magazine and liveartmagazine. The material includes video tapes, mini DV tapes, DVDs, catalogues, printed material, brochures, playbills, posters, ephemera such as day bills & fliers, plus a few iconic objects which date from 1978 to the present.
David Phethean Collection Information coming soon
David Walker Collection Archive of the talented designer.
Deidre Clancy Collection Information coming soon
Derek Balmer Archive Information coming soon
Digital Performance Archive (DPA) A video and CD-ROM archive, which also contains some printed material such as press cuttings and supporting information.
Edward Gordon Craig Collection Information coming soon
Ella Burra Collection Small archive of correspondence of the early 20th century female playwright, with theatrical personalities of her day.
Ellen Terry Collection Information coming soon
Eric Jones Evans Collection Information coming soon
Ernest Thesiger Collection Personal journals, scrapbooks and photographs illustrating the stage and film career of the man who played Dr Pretorius in The Bride of Frankenstein.
Eugene Wellesley Collection Information coming soon
Flora Robson Collection Information coming soon
Franko B Archive Archive of the internationally renowned performance artist, covering the last 20 years of his work, and including material in a wide variety of formats related to his performances, screenings, exhibitions, collaborations, mentoring, books and visual art.
Frederick Crooke Collection Artistic collection of the theatre designer who worked closely with Tyrone Guthrie and the London Old Vic Company in 1940's & 1950's.
George Relph Collection Information coming soon
George Rowell Collection Information coming soon
Glynne Wickham Collection Information coming soon
Gog Theatre Company Archive Information coming soon
Graham Barlow Collection Barlow's design archive from his time at the Bristol Old Vic, and academic archive from his time spent teaching.
greenroom Archive Archive of the prestigious Manchester Venue.
Harry Carter Archive Information coming soon
Henry Marshall Collection Information coming soon
Henry Woolf Collection Information coming soon
Herbert Farjeon Archive Information coming soon
Herbert Norris Collection Information coming soon
Hermann Vezin Collection Details of the actor and elocutionist, who was one of the most significant drama teachers at the turn of the 20th century.
Hope Centre Archive Information coming soon
Hull Time Based Arts Archive Information coming soon
Irving Family Archive Archives relating to the Irving family, including Sir Henry, H.B., Laurence and John.
Ivor Novello Collection Information coming soon
Jack Allen Collection Information coming soon
Joe Aveline Archive Information coming soon
John Clements Archive Professional records relating to the theatrical career of the distinguished British actor / manager, director and author.
John Elvery Collection Theatre design collection of the Bristol Old Vic Designer (1972-1986).
John Fox Collection Information coming soon
John Moody Collection Personal and working papers of the actor, director and designer.
John Perry Collection Information coming soon
John Phillips Collection Information coming soon
John Vickers Collection Details of the famous photographer and his photographic archive.
John Warner Collection Information coming soon
Joseph Jefferson Farjeon Collection Information coming soon
Journals Alphabetical listing of research periodicals and magazines held at the Theatre Collection.
Joyce Grenfell Archive Personal archive of the British comedy actress.
Julia Trevelyan Oman Archive Personal archive of the celebrated theatre, television, ballet and opera designer.
Kathleen Barker Collection Resource for the study of all aspects of regional entertainment, with an emphasis on Bristol theatre.
Leon Quartermaine Information coming soon
Live Art Archives Including the National Review of Live Art Archive, Digital Performance Archive, Record of Live Art Practice, Arts Council England Live Art and Performance Archive, Franko B Archive, David Hughes Live Art Archive, Alastair Snow Archive and Performance magazine Archive.
London Old Vic Archive Records of the London Old Vic Company, Sadlers Wells, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and the personal collection of Lilian Baylis.
Macready/McFadyean Collection Information coming soon
Magic Lantern Slides Images of late nineteenth century magic lantern slides.
Mander & Mitchenson Collection Artwork, recordings, props, photography, costumes and ceramics and a vast array of archival material. The collection is particularly strong in material relating to the London stage and 18th- and 19th- century theatre.
Margaret Macnamara Collection Information coming soon
Marie Scharning Collection Information coming soon
Medieval Players Archive Archive of the Medieval Players professional touring theatre company.
Michael Knight Collection Information coming soon
Moving Target Theatre Company Archives Information coming soon
National Review of Live Art Archive Primarily a video archive that holds footage of performances from the prestigious NRLA festival. The footage covers the period from 1986 to when the festival finished in 2010.
National Student Drama Festival(NDSF)Collection Information coming soon
Norman Hunter Collection Information coming soon
Osiris Repertory Theatre Company Collection Information coming soon
Owen Paul Smyth Collection Information coming soon
Peggy Ann Wood Collection Personal archive of the early career of the character actress who went on to run the Little Theatre and the Rapier Players, with her husband Ronnie Russell.
Percy Burton Collection Information coming soon
Performance Magazine Archive Performance magazine was a UK-based European cross-artform journal and the key UK Live Art/Performance magazine from the late 1970s through to the early 1990s. Now historic, it holds within its 70 or so issues an unmatched history,development and account of UK Live Art over that period, and is crucial to the subject area.
Phil Smith Archive Information coming soon
Phylida Garth Archive Information coming soon
Playbills & Posters Resource for the study of all aspects of 18th and 19th century entertainment.
Programmes Comprehensive records for theatrical performances from the West End and regional centres.
Prospect Theatre Company Archive Information coming soon
Queerupnorth Video Archive The archive contains videos submitted by artists, along with other materials promoting their work, videos recorded by, or on behalf of queerupnorth, mostly within venues in Manchester during the festival and videos relating to LGBT issues and produced by interested groups.
Ralph Adron Collection Information coming soon
Ray Ingram Archive Information coming soon
Record of Live Art Practice (RLAP) A Collection of material relating to over 200,000 records of Live Art/Performance Art primarily in England and the UK, from 1994 to the present. Mostly paper-based, although it does contain some videos and dvds, audio-tapes and slides, RLAP is the most extensive record of Live Art worldwide.
Reginald Tate Collection Information coming soon
Richard Digby-Day Collection Information coming soon
Richard Southern Collection Theatrical image collection, accumulated by the theatre historian Dr Richard Southern, with special interest in theatre architecture and stage machinery.
Robert Donat Collection Personal records and correspondence relating to the theatrical career of the British film star, known for his role in Goodbye Mr Chips.
Robert Tanitch Collection Information coming soon
Rosalinde Fuller Collection Information coming soon
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory Collection Information coming soon
Shirley Brown Collection Information coming soon
Show of Strength Theatre Company Archive Information coming soon
Stephanie Cole Collection Archive of the actor famous for her roles in Tenko, Waiting for God and many others.
Suspect Culture Theatre Company Archive Information coming soon
Sylvia Rayman Archive Information coming soon
Theatre Collection Design Collection Information relating to the artificial collection of designers works in the Theatre Collection.
Tom Vaughan Collection Information coming soon
University of Bristol Drama Department Records Information coming soon
Val Lorraine Collection Information coming soon
Welfare State International Theatre Company Collection Archive of the celebratory theatre company, based in Ulverston in Cumbria.
William Grossmith Collection Information coming soon
Women's Theatre Collection Archives, books and scripts, recording women's contribution to theatre.