Websites and Resources on Performing Arts

Digital Librarian: Performing Arts - Links to performing arts related websites.

Entertaining Arts - Links and information on performing arts organizations in the mid-Columbia region of Washington State.

The National Office for Artistic Diffusion - Offers a guide to international performing arts events, searchable database of performing arts professionals, and links.

Performing Arts Network Japan - Information on theatre, dance, music, venues, presenters and promoters, and service and support organizations. - Directory for performing arts information, including music, music education, dance, dance education, theatre, events and books.


Acrobatics Homepage - Web ring including forums and links.

Dutch Acrobats Federation - Information on what is going on in the field with a scope in the Netherlands and the neighbouring countries. Bilingual site.

Ellert's Akrobatiek Site - Acrobatical world of wonders.

Flying Wallenda's Acrobatic Homepage - Homepage designed to promote acrobatics. Includes pictures tips, training techniques, music ideas, and links.


Actingbiz - Provides articles about auditions, agents, managers, casting directors.

The Alchemy of Acting - Provides articles and blogs for the personal development of actors.

Andy's Show-Biz Page - A site for beginning actors containing many practical and constructive suggestions for the novice actor.

CastNet Websites - Web hosting and design service for professional actors and performers.

Dear Dori - Resources and advice articles specifically for novice actors.

Monologue Archive - An assortment of public domain monologues taken from classic plays organized by gender and type.

Showfax, Inc. - Features acting resources including articles, news, discussion board, industry links, sides and audition material.

Virtual Theater - Provides resource links and articles for actors, directors, theater and film. Includes monologues, method acting class transcripts and more.

Busking and Street Performing

Busker Central - Made by and for buskers and street performers. A reference site for the sport of the performing street arts.

Buskerfest: Sault Ste. Marie - Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Takes place in August each year.

Covent Garden Street Performers Association - Offers performer directory, organization news and contact information.

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival - Yearly July event in Sir Winston Churchill Square. Includes information about performers, visitor tips, volunteers and contact details.

Halifax International Busker Festival - Takes place in August, Halifax, Nova Scotia. - Online community offering information on performing, festivals, and resources.

Toronto Buskerfest - Toronto International Street Performers Festival takes place in August. Toronto, Ontario.

Waterloo Busker Carnival - Includes organization history, photo gallery, press clippings and information about past events. Held in Ontario, Canada.


Circus Record and Documentation Center - Programs, books, news, adresses, links, ads, and discussion group.

Circus Web - History, lore, and links to circuses and organizations.

Circus World Museum - The Circus World Museum salutes over 200 years of the American circus at the original winter quarters of the Ringling Bros. Schedules, shopping, and tickets. - Includes photo galleries, videos, articles, glossary, forum, performer database, and merchandise. [English/Russian]

So You Wanna Join the Circus? - Full-length article tells you exactly how to join the circus.

Sounds of the Circus - Discography of music from the golden age of the American circus performed by The South Shore Circus Concert Band.

Yahoo Groups: Circus Arts - Discussion group for amateurs and professionals.


Artslynx International Dance Resources - Links in areas underserved by other listings from research to notation to the most comprehensive linkings to university dance departments. The site is optimized for teachers, students, and dance researchers.

Ballroom Dance Directory - Provides a listing of ballroom studios and competitions.

Ballroom Dancing Directory - Guide to ballroom dance clubs, instructors and retailers. There is also a discussion forum.

BayFolk - Listing of San Francisco Bay Area folk dance venues, groups, teachers and bands as well as an event calendar and sound clips.

CyberDance - Ballet on the Net - A collection of over 3,500 links to classical ballet and modern dance resources on the Internet.

Dance Forums - Articles and discussion on ballroom, tango, salsa, country western and swing dance.

Dance Forums Dance Directory - A guide divided by locality and dance type.

Dance Lessons - A free service that helps people find dance lessons in their area.

Dance Links - One of the oldest collections of links and thus may not be accurate.

Dance Plexus - A dance blog with information, links and articles.

Dance Section - EntsWeb Directory - All forms of dance and dancers

Dance Spots Network - Searchable list of venues, instructors and events arranged by style and location.

Dance World - Offering links to country, western, ballroom and social dancing related sites. Includes club, studio and cruise listings. - A search engine for the Canadian dance industry.

DanceScape Dance Forums - Discussion on a wide variety of dance topics, as well as dance products.

DanceScape Global Dance Directory - Comprehensive Global Dance Directory of dance suppliers, studios, organizations, vendors products and services. - Online registry of dance, and other entertainers and performers.

DanceUSA - A galleria of resources, articles, professional organizations, team websites and companies for a dance team, drill team, pep squad, pom team, cheerleaders, color guard, band or any other performance group.

Henry's Dance Hotlist - A large index of dance-related Web links.

Irish Dancing Directory - Find teachers, schools, dressmakers, suppliers, and feis information.

The National and New England Swing Dance Server - Teacher, DJ and dance partner directory. Includes calendar and discussion forums.

New England Line Dance Resource - Directory of line dance instructors, choregraphers, DJs and dance clubs in New England.

Sapphire Swan - Covers Clogging to samba to Irish jigging and Chinese dancing.

Southern California Dance and Directory - Louise Reichlin's attempt to increase awareness of Southern California as a dance center: links to Los Angeles choreographers and dancers.

@URL Internet Arts Resources: Dance - Topical collection includes Mega dance resources, New Zealand dance, and dance and related technologies.


Arts Academy of Hollywood - Florida, USA. Offers classes in art, acting, musical theater, voice and music, Tai Chi/martial arts, holistic arts, yoga, and all forms of dance for toddlers through seniors, as well as facilities rental. Includes class details, events calendar, testimonials, news, employment opportunities, and video clip.

Australian National Theatre - Providing training in drama, dance and musical theatre. Victoria, Australia.

The College of Santa Fe - Offering BFA and BA in all aspects of theatre, and theater management. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Emerson College - Offers undergraduate and graduate programs in theater and dance. Boston, Massachusetts.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama - A conservatoire whose purpose is to provide and develop the highest attainable quality of creative education, training and research in musical and theatrical performance.

Humboldt State University - Provides courses in theatre, film and dance in the BA program, as well as training in commercial theatre and independent film production on the graduate level. Arcata, California.

The Irish Institute of Performing Arts - Offers classes, courses and individual tuition for adults and children in acting, dancing, theatre, television and movie production. Cork City, Ireland.

The Juilliard School - Private conservatory offering programs through the Divisions of Dance, Drama, and Music from its campus at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Leicester College of Performing Arts - Provides professional training in Dance, Drama, Singing, and Musical Theatre. Leicester, England.

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts - Based in Paul McCartney's old school in Liverpool. Specializes in music, dance, acting, sound technology and community arts.

The London Drama School - Offers drama, theatre, film, TV and radio presenter training.

Louisiana Tech University | School of the Performing Arts - Encompasses the academic areas of music and theatre. Information on departments, programs, courses, events and organizations. Ruston, Louisiana.

Millsaps College - Department of Performing Arts provides information on degree programs, courses, scholarships, professional affiliations, and current theater and music productions and events. Jackson, Mississippi.

Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts - Overview of programs offered at The Music Conservatory and The Theatre Conservatory.

Tulane University - Department of Theatre and Dance offers departmental overview plus information on faculty, undergraduate and graduate studies. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Union College - Offering programs in music, theatre and dance. Schenectady, New York.


Croc Festival - Annual festivals held in many locations around Australia, involving Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people. Presents photographs, tour schedule and kits for schools and the media.

Festival of Arts - Pageant of the Masters - Summer-long arts festival. Site includes history, exhibitor list, ticket information and calendar.

Five Lyra Music and Dance Olympics - Information on biennial event.

Spoleto - 17-day long festival in Charleston, South Carolina, offering opera, music theatre, dance and special events.

Hypnotism & Hypnotists

Classics in the History of Psychology - William James' 1890 study of Hypnotism. - Historical information with excerpt from "Secret, Don't Tell" by Carla Emery.

Alexander - Based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact information, show descriptions and pictures .

Andrews, Blake - Based in Longview, Texas. Includes show description, biography, myths and contact information.

Andrews, Rick - Performing in Spain, UK and Ireland. FAQs, video files, profile, photo gallery and booking information.

Anthony, Scott - Performer from South Wales, UK. Interview, guestbook and e-mail included.

Ashing, Stuart - In the United Kingdom. Show profile, downloads, contact form and background information included.

Attila - Canadian based entertainer performing Internationally. Includes show profile, news, and services available.

Becker, Andrew - Includes schedule, biography, show profile, common questions and contact form.

Blaine, Michael - Based near Plattsburgh, New York. Includes photos, background and contact information.

Blaze - Show details and descriptions, FAQs, biography and contact information included.

Boddington, Grant - Contains show profiles, merchandise and contact information.

Cerbone, John - Stage shows, customer programs, and leadership development.

Clemons, Chris - Based in Dallas, Texas, available for private and corporate events. Includes show descriptions, picture gallery and general information.

Dare, Sami - Female performer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Provides biography, show description and contact information.

Darrow, Lee - Performer presents his biography, news, previous clients, and show descriptions and photos.

De La Font, Richard - Background information, reviews and showcase video available

DeLuca, Tom - Includes profile, show and service profiles, news and contact information.

DeVito, Joe - Boston based performer providing schedule, booking information and show descriptions.

Donohue, Walt - Based in Hudson, Massachusetts and includes show descriptions and contact information.

Dr. Julian - Florida based performer. Includes biography, show description, pictures and video clips.

Faith, Bob - Nationally touring performer. Features biography, client list, testimonials, tour dates and contact form.

Fox, Travis - Touring performer providing show schedule, resume, pictures and booking information.

Genie and Richard - Show descriptions, schedule, reviews, multi-media galleries, and booking information included.

Grant, James - Manitoba, Canada, performer combines magic and music. Resume, contact and booking information, and photos included.

Grise, Kevin - Based in Australia, includes show description, biography and booking information.

Haner, Suzy - California based entertainer. Show and contact information, biography and performance video.

Hemberger, Harold - Includes biography, photos, contact and booking information. [Viewable with Netscape]

Hill, Dave - Performer includes show profiles, seminars, testimonials and contact information.

Hook, Brian Michael - Booking and contact information for touring performer.

Jones, Barry - Performer based in California. Biography, show profile and contact information included.

Kand, Erick - Florida based entertainer for public and private events. Includes FAQs, photos, and information request form.

Knight, Paul - Contains show information, photos, biography and news.

Lady Rainey - Based in Wisconsin. Includes biography, questions and answers, past clients and contact information.

Laurie, Jack - Entertainer and instructor providing biography, schedule, past appearances, show descriptions and contact information.

Lennon, Hugh and Hypnodog - UK based entertainer providing biography, schedule, past appearances and contact information.

Mamos, Pete - Entertainer based in North East United States. Provides show description, schedule, biography and contact information.

Mapes, James - Available for public and private events. Includes contact information, picture gallery, biography, schedule and booking details.

Martin, Gene - Based in El Paso, Texas providing show description and contact information.

Mecci, Asad - Available for college and corporate events. Contains biography, FAQs, show descriptions and booking information.

Michaels, Steve - New Jersey based performer providing show description, reviews and contact information.

Michele, Christine - Performer located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Show profiles, biography, news, schedule and photo gallery included.

Miller, Glenn - Performer available nationally for public and private events. Includes biography, background information, request form and contact details.

Milligan, Chuck - Entertainer located in Santee, California. Includes, contact information, biography and show profiles.

Mitchell, Troy - Entertainment for show or seminar. Includes biography, show description and contact information.

Monticelli, Daniel - Contains the history of hypnotism, show profile, biography and contact information.

Night, Adam - Comedy stage hypnotist. Located in the United Kingdom, available worldwide. Includes news, information on hypnosis, show profile, contact information and biography.

Peak, Russ - Contains show profiles, background and contact information, client list and reviews.

Peter The Great - International hypnotist with over 20 years experience. Available in English, German and Spanish. Contact information included.

Powers, Peter - Australian entertainer providing schedule, news, show description and contact details.

Proto, Paul - Based in the United Kingdom. Includes biography, venues, photos and contact information.

Ray, Michael - Based in Glens Falls, New York. Includes show descriptions, biography, photo gallery, schedule, past appearances, and contact information.

Rhino - Available in Kansas and Missouri provides show description.

Riley, William J. - Located in Sydney, Australia for corporate events. Biography, show description and contact information included.

Robertson, Blair - Available for corporate events. Includes show options, booking information and references.

Ronning, Geoffrey - Lynnwood, Washington performer providing show profiles, client list and contact information.

Ronson, Ray - Entertainer from the United Kingdom. Includes biography, show profile, photos and client list.

Royle, Jonathan - Performer from Great Britain. Biography, show profiles, past shows and contact information.

Sinclair, Barry - Dublin based entertainer and motivational speaker. Includes biography and information about shows and clinics.

Skylr - Entertainer providing show dates and descriptions, and booking information.

Smith, Harrison - Show profiles, reviews, video clip, and newsletter included.

St James, Shane - Available for corporate and private events within Australia and New Zealand. Includes show description, pictures and booking information.

Starr, Mark - Based in the Midwest, providing show profiles, photos and contact information.

Steele, Greg - Performer based in Ohio, available for private and corporate events. Includes show descriptions, video files, testimonials and contact information.

Stevens, Rod - Located in the UK. Includes biography, show profile and booking information.

Stewart, Ian - Located in Nova Scotia available for events. Includes background and contact information, past appearances and frequently asked questions.

Stone, Kevin - From Hollywood, California. Includes show description, upcoming events and contact information.

Stubbs, Ron - Washington state based performer for private and public events. Includes show descriptions, schedule, booking and contact information.

Szeles, James - Biography, booking, contact and show information included.

Tyzen - Canadian based performer. Contains show profile, biography, hypnotism F.A.Q.s, references and contact information.

The Unknown Hypnotist - Performance description, images, movies, and upcoming performances.

Valley, Jerry and Tommy Vee - Includes background and contact information and news.

West, Jeff - Performer from London, Ontario, Canada, providing biography, show profiles, and booking and contact information.

White, Don - Based in Edmond, Oklahoma available for college and corporate events. Includes show profile and contact information.

Williams, Dave - Based in Northeast England, UK. Includes show description, photographs and contact information.

Wolfe, Kevin - Featuring hypnosis facts, reviews, fundraising, photos, and merchandise. Also includes information on hypno-therapy.


Crazy Tie Guy - How to juggle, details of tricks, instructions on making your own beanbags and clubs, routines, and stories.

Internet Juggling Database - Juggling resource containing event information, articles, links, videos, and club listings.

Jochen Voss - Juggling - Personal page, including details of the mathematics of juggling, and ladder diagrams for a rangs of two-person passing patterns

Juggling - Provides information about juggling tricks, patterns, notation, and theory. Also offers a shareware download of the JuggleKrazy animation software.

Juggling Information Service - Juggling help, list of jugglers' home pages, picture gallery, festival information, club and organizations list, magazine information, and software.

Juggling World - Biography, booking information, guestbook, tricks, photo gallery, and links.

The Passing Database - Provides information and tutorials on many aspects of club passing; including rhythms, feeding, stealing, and other tricks.

Vete's Juggling Page - Devil sticking, juggling balls, clubs, and bouncing balls. How to make balls, clubs, and cigar boxes.

World Juggling Day - Introduction and contact information.


Cain's Magical Site - Magical entertainment and instruction from magician Ron Cain, magic shop tricks and mystical merchandise, advice on leading a magical life, and information on magical and monstrous creatures.

Creating Sigils with Runes - Creating servitors with runes and glyphs, magick and spell work related. How to type of a site.

Genii, The Conjurors' Magazine - News from the magic world, reviews of tricks, tapes and books; also contains several columns on mentalism, performing, and tricks.

GregMagic - Learn magic, juggling, and balloon sculpting with many links.

Hats And Rabbits - Magic tricks, card tricks: news for magicians, magic entertainers and performers. Magician's database, an online magic course, magic news and magic history.

I Saw That! - Original close-up and stand-up magic, books, and tricks with presentations for sale. Free articles, reviews, tricks, and discussions.

The Learned Pig Project - A repository of magical documents which can be read on-line.

Magic & Illusion - guide to magic, including news, chat, original feature articles and links.

Magic Castle - Performance venue, club & restaurant in Hollywood, CA.

Magic Show - Weekly e-zine of magic & magicians. - Extensive, ever-growing site dedicated to everything involving Magic And Illusion. Features include: Online Magic Shop, Interactive Tricks, Magic Library, Magic Museum, Magic Sites. - Magic resource with tricks, videos, chat, auctions, links, and shops.

MagicDan's Home Page - Contains information to learn more about magic as a performing art.

MagicWeek - A magazine focusing on Magic in the UK. Designed and produced by Duncan Trillo. Updated every Saturday.

Monty's World of Magic - Variety of tricks and supplies for all ages. Calendar of upcoming events.

Psychic Stunts - Features simple stunts of mentalism, apparently "psychic" demonstrations, and other interesting oddities.

Something up my Sleeves - A place for magicians to come together, meet and share ideas and thoughts about the magic community. Also a place for people interested in hiring a performer to browse through various magician profiles. Site includes chats, profiles, message boards, e-mail links.

TenyoWorld - A huge information site devoted to Tenyo Magic. Photo gallery, product descriptions and detailed lists, articles, and news.

Toronto Magical Arts Festival - News, schedule, venues, and performers.

Ultimate Magic - Magic, Magicians, Illusion, Calendar, MagicSearch. The Ultimate Magic Guide to the internet.

The Vanishing Rabbit - Free tricks, and links to magician's sites, clubs, magazines, and shops.

Visions - Features articles, reviews, theatrical assistance, and online contests. Includes links, downloads and effects.


The World of Mime Theatre  International mime theatre information, including a library, resources, performer contacts, and events calendar.

Flemish Mime Federation - Umbrella organization in Belgium's Flanders region comprising a festival and mime center. In English, Dutch, and French.


Alliance of Special Effects and Pyrotechnic Operators - Mission statement, membership information, video library, member area, and store.

Association of Performing Arts Presenters - Continuing education, Funding, Government Affairs, Members Conference.

Bangalore Society for Performing Arts - Nonprofit society in Bangalore, India that promotes music, theatre and dance.

Bluepipa - Blue Pipa, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration and promotion of traditional and modern music from all cultures, including jazz, film and theater-works from around the world.

Canadian Actors' Equity Association - Professional association of performers, directors, choreographers and stage managers in Canada, who are engaged in English-language live performance, including stage, opera, ballet and dance.

Christian Artists and Entertainers - Christian Artists and Entertainers is a non profit organization that offers support in Melbourne, Sydney and Australia.

A Different Corner Productions - Nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the performing arts to the Asian-Australian community and their culture to the mainstream. Includes event information, ticket sales, newsletters, mailing list, and links.

Early Arts Guild of Victoria - The Early Arts Guild of Victoria was formed in 1978 to promote and support Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Arts in Victoria (Australia) and beyond.

Ebony Showcase Theatre and Cultural Centre - Non-profit organization founded by Nick and Edna Stewart. Supports the theatre's rebuilding project by selling vintage movie and classic TV videos, showbiz memorabilia and collectibles including autographed items dontated by Nick Stewart and Alan Young. Also features talent showcase, photos, newsroom and archives, and other information.

Free Street Programs - Free Street is a creative writing and performing community arts organization in Chicago. The site describes the various programs offered and mission and gives examples of student writing.

Friends of the Performing Arts Center - Supports the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, through region-wide community outreach, advocacy, education and fundraising for capital projects. Portland, Oregon.

International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts - SIBMAS is a global forum promoting research, practical and theoretical, in the documentation of the performing arts. Provides information about membership and related collections.

Irish Board of Speech and Drama - The Irish Board of Speech and Drama is a speech and drama examining body whose purpose is to inspire confidence and imagination in young people and adults.

ISPA - International Society for the Performing Arts - Nonprofit organization of executives and directors of concert and performance halls, festivals, performing companies, and artist competitions, government cultural officials, artists' managers, and other interested parties with a professional involvement in the performing arts.

Just Off Broadway Theatre Association - A member-based performing arts organization that works to improve opportunities and resources for Kansas City's eclectic and thriving performing arts culture.

The Kitchen center for video, music, dance, performance, film and literature - The Kitchen is a non-profit experimental performance space located in New York City and presenting video, music, dance, performance, film and literature events.

National Performance Network - Provides support for established and emerging artists in dance, music, theatre, performance art, puppetry and spoken word.

Non-Traditional Casting Project - A not-for-profit advocacy organization established to address and seek solutions to the problems of racism and exclusion in casting.

The Orpheus Centre - A residential centre, which enables disabled and non-disabled people to work together in the arena of performing arts.

Perform - Joint initiative of Theatre Nova Scotia, Dance Association of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Choral Federation that brings performing arts programs to schools across Nova Scotia.

Prodigy Arts Coalition - Creates and provides education, opportunity, and support to students, interns and colleagues of all ages nurturing imagination and a life-long appreciation for the arts.

RKA Cinema Society - Organization for African-American and Latino artists. Background information, career evaluation, online magazine, resources, message board, and store.

Santa Fe Performing Arts - Performing arts in Santa Fe, offering training and theatre performance, youth, teen and adult drama education.

Talent Rock - Talent Rock is an organization that hosts uinque talent search events and industry workshops for aspiring actors, models, dancers, comedians and singers.

Western Arts Alliance - The Western Arts Alliance supports performing arts touring and presenting in the West.


Aminibigcircus - A gathering of artists producing works in film, music, and live performance. Background information, movie clips in QuickTime format, and music in MP3 format.

Bubblemania - Casey Carle puts on a program combining soap bubbles, physical comedy and artistic achievement. Programs available for science assemblies, corporate and civic events, libraries, theaters, cruise ships, science fairs and museums.

Bubblesmith - Sterling Johnson is available for corporate events, theaters and museums. Biography, contact information, recipe for bubble solution, and recommended links.

International Performers Directory - Register your entertainment business on this free directory used by entertainment coordinators and booking agents.

Jamie Wilson - Canada. Stand up comedian, comic juggling and improvisational performer. Includes show profiles, schedule, biography and contact information.

Louis Pearl: The Amazing Bubble Man - Pictures, biography, and show repertoire.

The Performing Arts - A tribute to selected performing artists.

Tom Noddy's Bubble Magic - Performer available for indoor shows. Site has biography, previous venues, tips and advice, interview snippets, and contact information.


Currency Press - Australia's performing arts publisher offering theatre, music, and film and television publications.

International Index to the Performing Arts - Subscription-based content from more than 200 international periodicals, articles and obituaries appearing in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Women and Performance - Bi-annual publication featuring essays, scripts, interviews and articles on performance from interdisciplinary feminist perspectives.


The Puppetry Home Page  Dedicated to international puppetry and lists puppetry information and resources.

Dynamic New Animation - A performance company that uses puppetry to creates shows for children and adults, and teaches puppetry. Information about shows, education, history, and contact details.

The Great Shadow Play Nang Yai - An introduction to the classical Thai shadow play and the Nang Yai Conservation Project.

Greek Marionette Theater - All about marionettes in Greece and world wide. Videos, photos, links, and the marionette history.

Internationaal Poppentheater Festival - An annual puppet theatre festival held each summer in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Includes program information and photos from previous years' events.

International Marionnette Institute - The International Puppet Institute of Charleville-Mézières was founded in 1981. Together with its National School of Puppetry (ESNAM), both with a world-wide concern, it represents an unparalleled set of means and activities dedicated to puppetry and its promotion. The Institute deals with many fields: education, vocational and continuous training, courses, meetings, publishing, research and documentation, exhibitions. Site in French and English.

The Jim Henson Foundation - Founded in 1982 by Jim Henson to promote and develop the art of puppet theater in the United States, the Foundation awards grants to American puppet artists to develop new works of contemporary puppet theater.

The Mascot Organization: Mascot East - The Mascot Organization represents several artists dedicated to producing quality animal costumes & props. Many of us are also experienced professional costume actors. At Mascot East, we've specialized a bit by offering realistic "animal doubles" for film & video work. Featured is our Hollywood quality synthetic bear: "Burtram".

Pelham Puppets Online - Puppet collectors, dedicated to puppets made by the Pelham Company from 1947 to 1992. History, care, range and classifieds.

Punch and Judy - A nice history of Punch and Judy.

The Punch and Judy College of Professors - UK organisation of leading professional Punch and Judy performers.

Puppet Resources - Archive of free puppet skits, scripts and other resources.

The Puppeteers' Cooperative - Contains information on how to make giant puppets, parades, and pageants.

Puppeteers of America - National Association of Puppetry. Festivals, membership information.

The Puppetry Homepage - A puppet information resource including classifieds, events, workshops, techniques and construction.

Puppetry Tech Notes - Short articles on various technical subjects about making and performing puppetry.

Puppets2000 - An award winning, unique and highly interactive entertainment puppet site, containing "Behind-the-Scenes" and "How To" activities, as well as strong visual components with easy-to-use navigation.

Puppets and Stuff - Virtual community for puppeteers or puppet enthusiasts from around the world. Free home pages.

Puppets at KBOB - Helps you get started with puppets and puppetry, using puppets in children's ministry, and building your own moving mouth puppets. Includes reviews of available puppets, and puppetry resources.

Puppets in Prague - Information about master classes and workshops on wooden marionette design and construction, taught by professional Czech puppet artists in Prague, Czech Republic.

Push Puppets - An on-line gallery of both old and modern push puppets.

Renaissance Artist - Puppet builders and performers. Custom built puppets, mascot costumes, masks, and soft sculpture. Artist-in-Residence packages for schools.

Scott Radke - Produces marionettes, drawings, and sand sculptures.

Teia Moner. Theatre and puppets - Actress and puppeteer from Barcelona. Provides history, projects,images from puppets, shows, workshops and exhibitions.

Uwe Sörensen - Maker of character marionettes, portrait puppets based on photographs, and string puppets, located in Hamburg, Germany.

Wel Ya Wel - Information about a puppet troupe, their characters and repertoire. Includes their history and mission statement.

World Wide Puppets - Photos and brief descriptions of works created for puppet theatre. See page two for information about "Reocurring Dreams", and how to participate in this new work for puppet theatre.

WWWF Grudge Match: Lamb Chop vs. - Pet Sematary III: A sock puppet battle from beyond the grave. [Humor]


Librarians' Index to the Internet: Performing Arts Topics - Resource topics include Actors and Acting, Music, Movies, Performance Art, Puppets, Theater, Costumes, Circus, Dance and Musicals.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - World's most extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field.

Ohio University Music/Dance Library - Articles, books and reference tools. Athens, Ohio.

Performing Arts Reading Room - Searchable index of information on theatre, dance and music. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum - Preserves and makes accessible materials about the performing arts, with an emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area's performing arts heritage from the Gold Rush to the present.

University of California, Santa Barbara - Performing arts collections includes recordings, manuscripts, photographs, and artwork that documents and supports research on local, national, and international performing arts.


The Actor's Checklist - A review of practices and practical information for starting and sustaining a career in singing, acting and the performing arts.

Auditions and Audition Links - Notices with detailed information.

The Dance of Sound - Workshops designed for musicians, actors, dancers and singers. Schedule and booking information provided.

McCarthy Arts Consulting - Offers planning, research, advocacy and communication services for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.

Performers Directory - Directory of models, dancers, musicians, DJs, actors, singers and circus performers. Also provides audition tips, FAQ, casting director listings, audition and notice board.

The Performers Network - An online community for international variety performers, offering bulletin boards, web services, library and links to the performing community.

Performing Arts Medicine Association - Organization of physicians and other allied professionals dedicated to improving the health care and treatment of performing artists through education, research and teaching.

Performing Arts Resources - Educational information and links in over 50 categories.

SimplyTaty - Auditions, plays, message board, chat, newsletter, interviews, biographies, unions and organizations.

Survivors Art Foundation - A non-profit organization committed to helping trauma survivors with artistic outlets through internet art and outreach programs, national exhibitions, publications and development of employment skills. Includes mission statement, board of directors, staff, programs available, FAQ and contact numbers.

Story Telling

Tim Sheppard's Storytelling Resources for Storytellers    - Collection of articles, links, and information on the oral tradition and the art of storytelling.

Aaron Shepard's Storytelling Page - Resources for storytellers, including articles, quotes, stories, and guide to telling.

Australian Storytelling - Offers directory of tellers by location, newsletter, articles and interviews, festival information and links.

Bob Wilkins - Information on programs offered to schools. Bedfordshire, England.

Daryll Bellingham - Articles and information on workshops and performances for schools and community development. Brisbane, Australia

International Storytelling Center - Visitor and festival information, articles, and advocacy. Jonesborough, Tennessee.

John Shield's Storytelling Site - Articles and stories written by a retired storyteller.

National Story Project with Paul Auster - Read or listen to stories that aired from 1999 to 2001 on National Public Radio's "Weekend All Things Considered".

Story Arts Online! - Heather Forest's site for teachers, librarians, and students explores the use of storytelling in the classroom to enhance speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. - Doug Lipman's site offers articles, Hasidic stories, newsletter, and information on his storytelling seminars.

StorySave - Project to preserve the voices of elder Canadian storytellers. Audio downloads and CDs available.

STORYTELL Discussion List - Mailing list hosted by the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Women's University.

The Storyteller and the Listener E-Magazine - E-magazine publishes two guest essays a month on storytelling in the local community for the purposes of peacemaking, healing, reconciliation and bridge building. - Articles, list of tellers, written and recorded stories, and event listings.

Storytelling -- It's News! - National Storytelling Network's compilation of articles in the media about storytelling.

Storytelling and Videoconferencing - Selected writings on folklore from Professor Eric Miller

Storytelling Power - Stories, articles about storytelling, and story resources.

The Storytelling Show - Radio program focused on women's storytelling. Vancouver, Canada.

Storytelling Webring - Hub for links to storytelling events, resources, and organizations. - Seasonal and holiday stories, links, and information on The Storybook Lady's performances. Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Suite 101: Storytelling - Articles on the technical aspects of storytelling.

Tech Head Stories - Essays on combining storytelling and technology.

Time Slips - Storytelling project with people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.

Tonsil: Musings from an Itinerant Story Listener - Weblog on storytelling issues. - Information and links to storytellers, guilds, and storytelling events in Wisconsin.


Stunt Contact - A production breakdown service that provides stunt specific job information to SAG performers, on new features, television and cable action shows. - Couple offering motion picture, film, television and commercial stuntwork and stunt coordination. Includes videos, photograph galleries, resumes and contact details.

World Stunt Awards - Honoring the finest stuntmen and stuntwomen in the entertainment business. [Multiple languages]


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

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

Aaron Shepard's RT Page - Resources for reader's theater, including the acclaimed multicultural script series for young people, Reader's Theater Editions.

Atlantic Canada Theatre Site - Publishes research materials for theatre scholars, and social, cultural, and political historians of the Atlantic region. Links to drama bibliographies, performance calendars, Canadian theatre bibliography, old posters, and theatre texts.

Be a Star - Resources for the beginner and professional actor.

Broadway Show Discount and Reviews - Reviews for on and off Broadway shows, links to get discounts on tickets.

Doollee's Database - Database of plays and playwrights, whose aim is to list all playwrights and their plays, written, adapted or translated into English. With over 20,000 entries.

Folk Play Research - Large indexed collection of folk play scripts, research databases, and classified links to performers', and related academic websites.

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

Internet Off-Broadway Database - Lists productions playing Off-Broadway from the beginning to the present.

Kico Gonzalez Risso's Opera Translations and Plays - English versions of popular operas, The Magic Flute, and Don Pasquale, plus selected plays by Canadian playwright and director Kico Gonzalez-Risso, are described on this site. Audio samples provided.

Library of Congress: Variety Stage - Features over 140 theater playbills and programs that provide information about variety theater productions, including names of performers, productions, the different acts that comprised an evening's entertainment, and advertisements. - Searachable database of plays and monologues.

Stagelink - Photo Resource - User contributed photos from theatre, live events and musical productions.

V&A Theatre Museum - Britain's National Museum of the Performing Arts. Features its large sets of collections relating to the British stage. Includes education programmes, the National Video Archive of Stage Performance, resources, and contacts.


Arc Theatre - Providing theatre, dance and musical performances. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.

Artpark - Hosting musical concerts and theatre productions in a park overlooking the Niagara River gorge, on the international border between the United States and Canada.

Arts Center of the Ozarks - Enhances cultural arts opportunities in Northwest Arkansas through theatre productions, musical performances and visual arts education. Located in Springdale, Arkansas.

Athens Concert Hall, The - Cultural and conference centre provides details and news about events, sponsors and exhibitions. Located in Athens, Greece.

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall - Information on Broadway Series and dance productions. Fort Myers, Florida.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - Monday Night at the Movies, Broadway theatre, ballet and music productions. Charlotte, North Carolina.

Brookdale Performing Arts Center - Showcasing music, dance and theater productions. Lincroft, New Jersey.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts - Presenting classical music, opera, ballet, modern dance, popular artists in concert, Yiddish Theatre, Caribbean concerts, cinema and children's programming.

The Bushnell - Live performance venue for Broadway theatre, music, dance, travel films, opera, children's theatre and special events. Hartford, Connecticut.

Carnegie Hall - Features include history, sound clips, online ticket purchasing, a virtual tour of the Hall, an interactive timeline, and a Photobubble view of the Hall. New York City.

Carver Community Cultural Center - Celebrates the diverse cultures of the world by providing challenging artistic presentations, community outreach activities,and educational programs. Lists schedule, box office, listing of sponsors and supporters, and history. Located in San Antonio, Texas.

Cascade Center at the Riverplex - A re-development of the Warner Brothers' first theater in New Castle, Pennsylvania, featuring restaurants, a nightclub for blues and jazz performances, a theatre/auditorium, and an ampitheatre.

The Centre In The Square - Features upcoming events, which include dance, opera, symphony, and comedy performances. Kitchener, Ontario.

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts - Season schedule plus ticket and seating information. Cerritos, California.

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts - Home to Festival of Sound, and also accommodates variety of regional and touring performances. Located in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

Chevrolet Theater - Schedule of shows, seating chart and membership information for advance ticket purchases. Wallingford, Connecticut.

Civic Hall Performing Arts Center - Presenting ballet, orchestra, opera and music performances. Information on schedule, resident performance groups and tickets. Richmond, Indiana.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center - Performance calendar plus information on special events and tickets. Located on the campus of the University of Maryland.

Clemens Center - Hosting events from Barbershop to Broadway. Elmira, New York.

The Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre - Exhibition and conference venue in Southend on Sea, Essex, England. Includes location, booking details, current productions, services available and history.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts - News, events calendar, bulletin board and information on facility, upcoming productions and subscriptions. Denver, Colorado.

Edinburgh Festival and King's Theatres - Providing performances of ballet, comedy, dance, drama, opera, music and variety entertainment. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Emerson Majestic Theatre - Photos and information on events, tickets and the Friends of the Majestic organization. Boston, Massachusetts.

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts - Information on performances, history, seating, facility rental, special events and membership. Burlington, Vermont.

Fulton Opera House - Historic 1852 theatre, presenting music, dance and theatrical performances. Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The Garde Arts Center - Performing arts theater presenting Broadway shows, opera, film and other events. New London, Connecticut.

George Mason University Center for the Arts - Presenting community events, student and faculty productions as well as the Great Performances at Mason series. Fairfax, Virginia.

George Square Theatre and The Old College Quad - Dance, comedy, theatre, music, musicals, opera and children's productions. Part of Edinburgh University in Scotland.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium - Hosting music, dance and cultural events. Washington, DC.

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts n - Music, dance, theatre, comedy, and family entertainment. Baltimore, Maryland.

The Grand 1894 Opera House - Presenting touring music, dance, and theatrical performances. Galveston, Texas.

Grand Performances - Presenter of performing arts located in downtown Los Angeles. Includes season schedule, location and directions, and contact information.

Hall For Cornwall - Dance, music, drama, comedy and pantomime. Cornwall, England.

Henegar Center for the Performing Arts - A community arts center in Melbourne, Florida that provides quality cultural and educational programs, and opportunities for community use.

Historic Claremont Opera House - Offers live music, concerts, and entertainment in an historic building in Claremont, New Hampshire. Provides schedules, seating chart, ticket and membership information, directions and nearby restaurants.

The Hobby Center - Performance arts venue provides news, fact sheets, and map to location in Houston, Texas.

Hult Center for the Performing Arts - Host to eight resident companies; Dance Theatre of Oregon, Eugene Ballet Company, Eugene Concert Choir, Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Festival of American Music, and Oregon Mozart Players. Eugene, Oregon.

Indiana University Auditorium - News and information on current season, facility, seating and box office. Bloomington, Indiana.

Jack Benny Center for the Arts - Host to the Bowen Park Theatre and Opera Company, the Waukegan (Illinois) Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus, as well as numerous classes and private music lessons.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Information on musical, ballet and theatrical productions, cultural programs and events. Online ticket purchase provided. Located in Washington, D.C.

The Jones Theater - Converted 1880's saloon featuring live drama, comedy and musicals. Westcliffe, Colorado.

Jorgensen Auditorium - Performing arts venue located on the University of Connecticut campus at Storrs. Information on season schedule, subscriptions, ticket ordering and special events.

Julia Morgan Center for the Arts - Performing arts and community center in Berkeley, California.

Kentucky Center for the Arts - Offering music, dance and theater performances.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - Includes Verizon Hall, home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Perelman Theater and the Academy of Music. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - Theater, music and dance performances. Part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Home of The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and several other resident performing arts companies.

Living Arts Centre - Offers performing, studio, and digital arts in addition to fine dining and catered meeting facilities. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts - A performing arts complex in Sugar Loaf, in New York's mid-Hudson region.

McCain Auditorium - Performing arts center at Kansas State University.

The Morris Performing Arts Center - Home of the Broadway Theatre League, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and the Southold Dance Theater. South Bend, Indiana.

National Arts Centre - National Orchestra, English and French Theatres, Dance, variety and special events. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

New Theatre Cardiff - Presenting drama, opera, musicals, dance, children's shows and pantomime. Cardiff, Wales.

NHS Performing Arts Center - A general-use auditorium located in Northview High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Includes photos and technical data.

Official Popejoy Hall Web Site - Calendar, tickets and general information provided. Located on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

On the Boards/Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance - Produces and presents a variety of events by artists who are leading the way in the evolution of the performing arts. Seattle, Washington.

Orange County Performing Arts Center - Information on Broadway, Dance, Concert Series, Cabaret Series, Jazz Club and special events. Costa Mesa, California.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Broadway-style shows, music and dance. Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The Oxford Playhouse - Offering classic drama, comedy, children's theatre and music. Oxford, England.

The Palace Theatre and The Opera House - Drama, ballet, opera and variety shows. Manchester, England.

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts - Presenting Broadway shows, music, theater and special events. Greenville, South Carolina.

Playhouse Square - Broadway shows, plays, musicals, opera, ballet and contemporary performing arts. Cleveland, Ohio.

Prague National Theatre - Opera, Ballet and Drama on the stages of the National Theatre, Theatre of the Estates and Kolowrat Theatre. Czech Republic.

Queensland Performing Arts Centre - Providing a concert hall, playhouse, theatre, studios, event spaces and a performing arts museum. Brisbane, Australia.

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - Events calendar, ticket ordering and a virtual tour of the facilities. West Palm Beach, Florida.

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts - Virtual tour, biography of the Mondavis and information on season schedule, special events, tickets and membership. Davis, California.

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center - Music, dance and theatre at Montgomery College in Maryland.

Ross Ragland Theater Performing Arts Center - Presents all forms of performing arts including youth and adult local productions, country and rock music performers, ballet, opera, Broadway plays and comedy. Located in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

The Roundhouse - Performing arts venue with a creative centre for young people featuring music, dance, theatre, film and circus. Camden, London, UK.

Royal Festival Hall - Offering classical and contremporary music, dance and family events. London, England.

Rudolfinum - A famous concert hall in Prague, and home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Includes information about concerts, festivals and galleries.

Ruth Eckerd Hall - Center for the Performing Arts - News and information on events, season schedule, outreach programs and membership. Clearwater, Florida.

Sadler's Wells - Presenting international dance, opera and music theatre. Details of forthcoming performances, on-line booking, news and features. London, England.

Salisbury Arts Centre - Presents music, theatre, dance, visual arts and family shows to the people of Wiltshire, UK.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Summer host of The New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Saratoga Chamber Music Festival, Freihofer's Jazz Festival and Lake George Opera Festival. Saratoga, New York.

Shubert Performing Arts Center - Season calendar, subscription information and online purchase of tickets. New Haven, Connecticut.

South Jackson Civic Center - Offering rehearsal facilities, conference and meeting rooms, a 400-seat auditorium, full stage with proscenium arch and a local history museum. Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Spreckels Performing Arts Center - News, show and events calendar, rental information and purchase of tickets online. Rohnert Park, California.

St. David's Hall - Music, children's events, dance, comedy and special events. Cardiff, Wales.

St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts - Located in downtown Toronto and featuring online ticket ordering for current productions.

Stamford Center For the Arts - Presenting live theatre, concerts, comedy and dance. Stamford, Connecticut.

Starlight Theatre - Offering Broadway productions and musical concerts. Information on performance calendar, season ticket holder information and contacts. Kansas City, Missouri.

State Theatre - Renovated vaudeville/silent-film house featuring Classical, Broadway, Irish, Opera, family events and Pop concerts. New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Stockton Performing Arts Center - Live theatre, concerts and children's programs. New Jersey.

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - Productions ranging from Broadway shows to orchestra and rock concerts. Tampa, Florida.

Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Nashville's primary venue for theatrical and musical productions. Schedule for the upcoming season and ticket information available.

Theater of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Offering music and theatre. Information on international tours, seating and tickets. Florence, Italy.

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts - Featuring music, dance and theater. Located on the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York.

Tribeca Performing Arts Center - Presenting culturally diverse theatre, dance, and music for an intergenerational audience.

University of Albany Performing Arts Center - Calendars for venues, box office information, history, and additional links. Albany, New York.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - Calendar of events, seating charts, and directions to the hall. Online ticketing available. Sarasota, Florida.

The Victorian Arts Centre - Host to theater, ballet, opera, and concerts. Melbourne, Australia.

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts - Information on current season, box office, theater rental, technical specifications and membership. Olympia, Washington.

Wharton Center for Performing Arts - Featuring Broadway, theatre, dance, classical, jazz and pop music


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