Theater, Directors, History, Acting, Costumes, Guides and Databases

Alice in Theater Land - Directory of links on acting, theatre history, directors, costume design, theatre magazines, e-texts, plus other theatre directories.

American Musical Theater Reference Library - Extensive directory of contact information for professionals in most aspects of musical theatre, from actors, directors and choreographers, to casting agents, stage managers and scenic designers.

Applied and Interactive Theatre Guide - A resource for those who use theatre techniques for other or more than arts or entertainment purposes, and for those whose theatre styles incorporate other than traditional presentation styles.

Arts Info - International performing arts directory with growing database, items of general interest and copious links to other performing arts sites indexed by continent and country.

Canadian Theatre Directory - Directory of over 400 Canadian theatres providing season and ticket information, reviews, study resources, children's theatre, schools, workshops, and camps.

ClickAfrique - African Theatre - A collection of African theatre links categorized by country.

Cosmopolis - A directory of official websites of theatres worldwide.

EntsWeb Directory - All about theatre from ballet to amdram.

Federation of Scottish Theatre - Scottish theater portal and searchable directory, with news, and competitions.

IETM On The Move - Information about transborder activities, projects and their funding, in the areas of theatre, dance, and other performing arts disciplines.

Internet Broadway Database, The - A comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway, including all "title page" information about each production.

Internet Theatre Database - ITDb is a searchable archive of theatrical shows in the past, present, and future.

IOnVegas - Las Vegas guide to theater performances, shows, special engagements, events, and tickets.

Jack Wolcott's Theatre History - Directory of websites related to theatre history.

Justin's Drama and Theatre Links - Large collection of links including history, practitioners, companies, genres, styles, online plays, playwrights, education institutions, arts organisations, classroom resources, and set/lighting/costume designs.

Off Broadway Online - Information about over 200 theatre companies in New York City, searchable by 21 genres, 16 neighborhoods, name, and date of performance.

Rhodes College Theatre Network Resources - General collections, technical and drama resources, awards, theatre homepages, and email lists.

Scottish Theatre Links - Links to Scottish directors, playwrights, actors, theatres, touring companies, festivals, casting agents, and theatre reviews.

Singapore Theatre Guide, The - Directory of stage management and technical theatre sites.

SPLATworks - Resources for playwrights, theatrical producers, photographers, and journalists.

Stagelink - Links to websites about technical theatre production.

Suite101 Theatre Links - A collection of links, plus a weekly article all about theatre.

TeatroLinks - Site that contains an extensive listing of theatre links, festivals, history of theatre, dramaturgy, and Schools of the Arts. In both the English and Portuguese languages.

Theatre Collection of Northeastern Illinois University, The - A collection of theatrical, media, and communication links.

TheatreUSA.com - Compilation of sites for playwrights, directors, production managers, and patrons.

Top Ten Show Sites - Links to the official sites of all the top shows.

Top20Theater.com - Online directory for theater education including history, playwrights, plays, playwriting, acting, musicals, and film.

Twin Cities Theatre and Film Alliance - Listings of theater and film resources in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, and Western Wisconsin areas.

UK Theatre Web - Information on performing arts throughout the UK. Covers both amateur and professional activities. Links to UK related performing art sites.

Victoria's Acting Links - Links for auditions and industry information for actors, singers, and dancers. Includes film, TV, and stage. New England based.

WillCall - Allows theaters and theater companies to promote their plays and theaters, sell tickets online, cast actors and solicit writers. Free resume postings for actors and free listings for theater resources.

American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 - Selected materials from the popular stage and allied arts housed at the Library of Congress. Includes photographs and memorabilia of Houdini, English playscripts, Yiddish playscripts, a selection of playbills and program books, motion pictures, and sound recordings.

Arthur Lloyd - Biographical information on Arthur Lloyd, major 19th century UK music hall performer and song writer, with details on related Halls and Theatres.

Black Broadway: A Twentieth Century Black Musical Review - A virtual playhouse designed to celebrate the history and future of African-American musical theatre and dance.

Broadway: The Golden Age - Dedicated to Rick McKay's film about the rise of Broadway theatre as told by performers, writers and composers.

Early Twentieth-Century Russian Drama - An overview of the directors, designers, artists and playwrights in Russia who shaped modern drama during the first two decades of the twentieth century. Includes hundreds of images, multimedia, and commentary.

George M. Cohan - The life of George M. Cohan and his most significant plays are reviewed, along with a complete stageography, filmography and on-going discography.

Golden Age of Theatre (1880-1920), The - Illustrated biographies of major British actors during the early years of the nineteenth century, including Gertie Miller, Gabrielle Ray and Seymour Hicks.

HAT- History of Australian Theatre - Contains articles on Australian theatre history and a 3000 entry historical database of people associated with it.

History of St. John Terrell's Lambertville Music Circus - Provides information, photos, stories, and facts about the establishment.

Modern Theatre in Context: A Chronology of Modern Drama - A chronology of modern British, Irish, American and Canadian drama, including images, contextual history and events, biographies, and other supplementary information.

PeoplePlay UK - 1500 digitised images from the Theatre Museum's collections as well as structured learning packs offering guided tours through the collection and timeline histories.

Playbills from Edinburgh's Theatre Royal - A database of 240 playbills, which were used to advertise performances and events at the start of the 19th century, from the collection of the National Library of Scotland.

Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium Stage of Stars Museum - Shreveport's Historic Municipal Memorial Auditorium. Home of the Louisiana Hayride and the Stage of Stars Museum.

Stage Beauty - Galleries of female stars from the golden age of English Theatre. Listing of the London theatres, and scripts of popular plays from that era.

Theatre Ephemera - Rodney Higginbotham's collection of images primarily from the nineteenth century theatre in the United States, including people, productions and theatres.

Theatre Talks and Walking Tours - Theatre historian Cezar Del Valle offers a series of informative slide talks and walking tours.

TheatreHistory.com - Collections of articles and links on the origins of theatre and theatre history in various countries, cultures, and time periods.

This Month in Theatre History - Milestones of theatre history presented day by day, month by month. A fun resource for theatre educators, students, and scholars.

American Society of Theatre Consultants - Consulting on the planning, design and construction of performing arts architecture worldwide.

Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance - An American organization working to bring the Armenian voice to the world stage and screen. Provides information about playwrights and screenwriters, a directory of theatrical productions and online texts.

Arts Advise - Program consulting for performing arts non-profit organizations.

Arts on the Line - For those who love the arts, and wish to advocate the role of the arts as the center of our communities.

Association for Jewish Theatre - Dedicated to the development and production of plays relevant to Jewish life and culture. With membership form, annual conference information, and newsletter.

Constelacion Theatrical Group - Organization to put dramatic arts into everyone's reach among the Latino population.

Drama League of New York, The - National organization dedicated to building theater audiences and supporting artists. Includes information on membership benefits, discounts, awards, links and contacts.

First Rung Theatre Company, The - UK registered charity organisation with the sole purpose of giving drama graduates a helping hand on their difficult passage from education to employment.

Hammersmith Actors and Writers Group - Offers regular rehearsed professional readings of new plays. View biographies of members, schedule of readings, and newsletter.

Hippodrome Foundation, Inc., The - Nonprofit foundation that seeks to bring national/Broadway-quality theater performances to Baltimore.

Illinois Theatre Association (ITA) - Provides support and focus towards theatre involvement in children's theatre, creative drama, community theatre, professional, secondary school, and college and university programs. Includes events calendar, lesson plans, and contacts.

Informal European Theatre Meeting - IETM exists to facilitate among its members the information exchange on the production and presentation of contemporary performing arts. This is achieved through meetings, publications and other forms of communication.

Institute of Outdoor Drama - A public service agency of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, dedicated to promoting and preserving outdoor drama in the United States.

International Federation for Theatre Research - The world's largest organization for theatre researchers, the IFTR has not only been responsible for many publications about theatre research, but they also hold an anual theatre research conference and a world congress every four years.

ITI Denmark - Non-governmental organization covering all parts of Danish Theaters and performing arts.

Live Tasmania - This group of six performance companies which offers lounge rooms for members, a calendar, and links to the theatres.

McClinton Musical Theatre Arts Foundation, The - Aims to promote and support the development and continuation of musical theatre arts and performance.

National Operatic and Dramatic Association - NODA provides assistance and advice to amateur groups and societies in the United Kingdom. Includes details of membership benefits, regional breakdown, and training.

New England Theatre Conference, Inc. - Non-profit organization focused on providing its members with professional services, career development, and recognition awards in the live theater arts.

NYCPlaywrights - Collective of theatre artists. The purpose of the group is to develop new work through weekly, informal, script-in-hand readings in Manhattan.

RAT - Regional Alternative Theatre - A non-organization focused on representing ideas that are something simultaneously owned by no one, and belonging to all. Features a dictionary of terms, quotes, articles, jounals along with a mailing list, and conference.

Real Circumstance Theatre Company - Produces politically-aware theatre that prioritizes the acting process.

Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, The - Administration and promotion of entertainment copyrights, representing more than one hundred songwriters and authors, dozens of state musicals and concert works, and over 3000 songs. Search site by writer, song or show title.

Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre - A unique playwright-driven organization fostering the development of plays and playwrights in a risk-friendly environment. Based in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Schools Theatre Support Group - A network of professionally employed theatre technicians and managers working in UK schools and colleges. Includes membership information and resources.

Senior Theatre League of America, The - Theatre organization for seniors, promotes and nurtures the growing senior adult theatre movement.

Society of British Theatre Designers - SBTD - UK. Registry of set, costume, and lighting designers, including agent information and selected images of past design work. Membership, list of school and college programmes, publications, industry links, news and awards.

StrawHat Auditions - Organization that supports the careers of non-equity actors and technical artists looking to start and continue their professional careers in the theatre.

Theater Musicians Association - Lobby and support group for American Federation of Musicians members who play in and tour with Musical theater pits.

Theatre Communications Group - The national organization for the American theatre, offers a wide array of services in line with its mission: to strengthen, nurture and promote the not-for-profit American theatre.

Theatre Development Fund - Non-profit service organization for the performing arts. Discount ticket sales, marketing strategies, novice producer training programs.

Theatre Library Association - Non-profit, educational organization established to promote the collection, preservation, and use of theatrical and performing arts materials.

United Stage, The - International consortium of twenty-five thousand theatre professionals who believe playwrights must direct the first production of their plays to fully realize their vision.

Victorian Drama League - Dedicated to the support of amateur theatre in Victoria, Australia. Includes a library of over 7000 book and play titles, membership applications, audition notices, list of events, and available props.

Western Ontario Drama League - Includes support and networking for member groups. Offers members listing, newsletters, guestbook, links, and contacts.

Wille Bobo Production Group - A not-for-profit organization offering management services to artists.

Wyoming Area Drama Club - Includes calendar, history, and members list.

Alice in Theaterland - Theatre and acting resources. Acting tips, monologues, news, casting forum, links, plays and playwrights, actors, directors. Greek/English.

AmericanTheaterWeb.com - Guide and directory to theatres and shows throughout the United States. Offers users the choice to create personalized settings, talk in a chat forum, read announcements, and view listings.

The British Theatre Guide - A guide to all aspects of British Theatre for both the amateur and professional. Includes directors, history, theatres, and theatre companies.

Dramatiques - Message board for help and advice on anything theatre related.

Louis E. Catron's Web Site - Portal for creative writers, authors of non-fiction, playwrights, actors, directors, designers, technicians, and all who are permanent students of the arts. Features such as job information, copyright law, stage directions.

NWTheatre.com - Regional theater reference, resources, and essentials for professional actors, technical workers, and other artists in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and surrounding states of the Pacific Northwest.

Pioneer Drama Service - Provides acting editions and licensing to theatrical productions written for the middle-high school, college, church and community theatre markets.

Realm of Theatre - A site dedicated to theatre persons in search of monologues, solos, duet acting scenes, or duet musicals.

Rogues and Vagabonds - Concentrating primarily on British theatre for professional actors and theatre lovers. Includes a picture gallery, quotes and anecdotes, reviews, news and email first night cards.

Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online - A list of one-act plays for four or fewer actors, with access to over 700 unpublished and published scripts in many languages in various media.

StageAgent.com - Resource portal to the performers and producers of musicals, dramas, and operas. Includes auditions, current shows, help for producers, and information about musicals, dramas, and operas of shows.

Theatre Forum - International theatre journal which includes at least two previously unpublished scripts, dozens of photographs, and a variety of articles and interviews written by both scholars and artists.

Theatredigz.com - Database for the UK entertainment community to find suitable accommodation and relevant touring information.

TheatreWorld Internet Magazine - Electronic only magazine from England which includes many links.

UK Theatre Network - Includes areas to post requirements for characters, to find suitable parts. Offers training resources, and free websites.

Association of British Theatre Technicians - The UK Association for all Theatre Professionals.

Backstage Jobs.com - A free resource listing all "behind-the-scenes" jobs in the live entertainment industry.

Canadian Institute Of Theatre Technology - Representing the Canadian live performance community.

Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms - Listing of technical terms and their definitions.

Glossary of Theatre Terms - Provides definitions of many technical theatre terms.

High School Tech Production - Technical theatre information aimed at high school students.

IATSE National - Official site for the IATSE, the union of professional stagehands, motion picture technicans, and allied crafts.

Professional Lighting and Sound Association - Trade association within the entertainment technology industry.

Rigger's Page - Ratings charts and usage information for a variety of theatrical rigging hardware.

Ring Award - International competition for stage direction and design.

Southampton University Backstage Society - Provides technical support to internal and external performing arts societies.

Special Effects: A History - A history of special effects and stagecraft in the theatre.

Stagecraft Mailing List - Mailing list which covers all aspects of stage work including design, construction, and production.

Stagecraft.com - Online tools for entertainment production include contacts, news and sourcebook.

Stagespecs - Database of technical specifications of theatres across U.S. and Canada.

Technical Theatre Handbook - Online book about stagecraft.

U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology - A union of theatre technology professionals.

Theatre Crafts  - Offers practical information and advice about technical theatre techniques. Includes comprehensive glossary of technical theatre terms.

Backstage Technical Services - A club/society of students who provide technical expertise to other students' union clubs and societies and event organisers in sound, lighting and stage management for the University of Bath. This site has tutorials in lighting, sound, stage management, and stage safety.

Blue Room Technical Chat - Theatre forums with large archive of technical questions. Many different categories, stagecraft, technical, props.

Careers in Technical Theatre - Brief descriptions of work that may be carried out by the various theatre departments. Includes directors, designers, wardrobe, stage management, set construction, and lighting.

ControlBooth.com - A site devoted to teaching high school-level techies practical and useful skills they can use and apply in the theatre and provide an online community of techies where younger and newer techies can talk with their peers or more experienced techies.

Custom Stage Services - Custom Stage Services provides services related to the design, construction, equipping, and operation of theatres. Our primary area of concentration is in the field of stage rigging systems.

IES pioneers of Sine Wave Dimming - The most advanced IGBT and sine wave dimming for theatres, TV and touring

J.R. Clancy - Designs, manufactures and installs theatrical equipment worldwide.

Legend Theatrical - Online theatre equipment store.

Moving System for Blind Actors - A staging system for blind persons to perform on stage or in threatre. Includes information on product. French and English language option.

Stagelink - Links to websites about technical theatre production.

Technical Theater.com - Digital resources for the technical theatre industry - Theatre links, lighting, sound, stage, rigging, and wardrobe.

Theatre Power - Provides lighting, video, sound and special effects equipment for professional and amateur groups in the Hertforshire, Bedforshire and Buckinghamshire area of England.

UK Sound and Lighting Community - Includes articles, equipment reviews, news, hire company database and a forum.

WirelessMic.net - Features articles, reviews, and discussion on theatrical sound design and wireless microphone technology.

Curtain Rising - A growing list of links to live theatre, geographically organized, and validated monthly.

The Kingswood Players - A theatre group in Bristol who stage three productions annually. Lists current and historical information on their activities, updated weekly.

The 21 Yellow Anorexic Elephants - Theatre Company - Catalan Street Theatre Company which is well-known for their surrealistic touches and their ability of playing with music, dresses and non-sense elements.