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University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Cantocks Close
Bristol, UK

Phone: (0117) 3315086

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Theatre Collection Enquiries & Research Service

Making Enquiries
The Theatre Collection is happy to deal with initial enquiries about our holdings via email, phone, letter or fax.

If you have an enquiry about our holdings, we would advise you to search our online catalogue prior to contacting us.
Please note that if you email us, you will receive an automated response on receipt of your query, but due to the high number of enquiries which come in to the Theatre Collection, our response to your information request may take up to 20 working days.

Any enquiries regarding commercial picture rights or copies for this purpose should be directed to ArenaPAL

The Theatre Collection is open to all genuine researchers, whether academics, theatre practitioners or those with a personal interest in drama and theatre history. We encourage visitors to use our study facilities and undertake their own research. An initial search of our online catalogue will help you to decide whether you may need, or like, to visit us in person.

For non-commercial enquiries (i.e. personal research/reference) received from researchers who are unable to visit the Theatre Collection, we can offer paper or electronic copies of images.
For enquiries received by letter or email, it is not Theatre Collection policy to charge for the initial maximum search period of 15 minutes. However, if a more extensive search is necessary, there may be an additional charge of 25. The enquirer will be informed prior to any additional searches and charges being made.Please visit our Copying Service and Picture Library page for details of our reprographics and reproduction fees.

Research Service
Due to staff numbers and increased enquiries it is no longer possible for the Theatre Collection to undertake in depth research. Please contact us if you would like help in finding an independent researcher to undertake such research for you.

For further information contact the Theatre Collection: tel. 0117 331 5086 (daytime) or email