The history of theatre, ancient theatre, theatre archives and museums; a guide to websites
Abbey Theatre Archive, Ireland
The Archive collects and preserves material of every kind relating to all aspects of the Abbey Theatre and its productions, dating from 1904.
Ancient Greek theatre
Ancient Greek Theatre Mask
Ancient Greek Theatre, Wikipedia entry.
Ancient Greek Drama
The website of The ‘Desmi’ Centre for Ancient Drama’, an international organisation with its headquarters in Athens and subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and other public and private agencies. It is dedicated to ancient drama and any theoretical or practical activity relating to that in Greece and abroad.
Ancient Greek Theatre Index
The Ancient Theatre Archive; Greek and Roman theatre architecture.
APGRD Database (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama), University of Oxford, ed. Amanda Wrigley.
Australian theater. HAT. The History of Australian Theatre
British Drama 1890- 1950, by Richard Farr Dietrich.
The Bristol University Theatre Collection
Since its foundation in 1951 the University of Bristol Theatre Collection has expanded to become a Fully Accredited Museum and theatrical research centre.
Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, A Museum of Automata
Chinese theatre history. Wikipedia
French theatre. The History of French Theater. WhatParis.com
Greek and Roman Theatre. Perseus Project
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library
Japanese theatre history. Wikipedia
London Theatre History and Timeline
National Theatre Archive, London
The Theatre Museum, New York
University of Bristol Theatre Collection
History of London’s West End Theatres
Music Hall and Theatre History
An archive of historical information and material on British Theatre and Music Hall buildings.
The Theatre Museum, Austria
Garrick, David. Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London
Scottish Theatre Archive
Oliver, Sir Laurence, Sir Laurence Olivier
Theatre and Performance Collection at the V&A
V&A Theatre Archives, London
Westminster City Archives Theatre Collection (London)
Wikipedia entry on the history of theatre.