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.
- 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
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
TheatreUSA.com - Compilation of sites for
playwrights, directors, production managers, and patrons.
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,
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
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.
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
Technical Theater.com - Digital resources
for the technical theatre industry - Theatre links, lighting, sound, stage, rigging,
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