London theatre, British theatre

Drury Lane TheatreLondon theatre, British theatre; a guide to websites


The Ambassador Theatre Group of British theatres.

Association of British Theatre Designers

Bristol theatre *

A list of theatres and performance schedules in Bristol, from Brit Info.

Theatre Bristol is a collective of producers whose role is to work with the theatre company.

Bristol University Theatre Collection
The University of Bristol Theatre Collection is a research centre for students interested in any aspect of theatre and performance.

Search the archives for personal names, play titles, keywords and catalogue reference numbers.
Their Basic, Advanced, People and Play searches include images. Over 1,500 images are available online, with more being added as projects allow. The majority of these images have been made available by the Visualising Theatre Project.

Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Valley Theatre

Tobacco Factory Theatre


British Theatre Guide. News, reviews, news, links.

British/UK Theatre Web
Professional and amateur performing arts in the UK.

Drury Lane *

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Wikipedia entry.

Theatre Drury Lane website.

Drury Lane, a history, with photographs.


Footlight Notes
A free access, non-commercial site, covering most forms of popular entertainment in the English-speaking world from the 1850s to the 1920s, with an emphasis on biographies and reviews. The site, which is heavily illustrated with portraits, play scenes, etc, is updated weekly, and a growing archive is maintained.

Fun Palaces Project


The Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s reconstructed Globe Theatre in London.

History of U.K. theatre; archives *

The Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC)
The Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC) is the Subject Specialist Network of performing arts collections in the UK and Ireland. Its members – museums, archives, libraries, organizations, and individuals – meet regularly to discuss issues and share ideas and information.

Bristol University Theatre Collection

East London Theatre Archive
The East London Theatre Archive has created an invaluable database of performing arts resources, from playbills and programmes to press cuttings and photographs. By creating around 15,000 digital objects, taken from East London theatres, the project has preserved unique endangered collections and made them accessible to an academic and a general audience.

History of British theatre.

Joan Littlewood. Wikipedia entry.

National Theatre Archive
The NT Archive is open to everyone by appointment. These pages are designed as a virtual showcase for the history of the National Theatre, displaying images of the various media held by the Archive.

Peter Brook, Guardian articles.

Scottish Theatre Archive, University of Glasgow

Society for Theatre Research

U.K. Theatre Web Archive
Formerly known as Arts Archive, the UKTW Theatre Archive contains all the old listings used on websites such as UKTW, SeatChoice, Whatsonstage and more.

Theater Archive Project, British Library
The Theatre Archive Project is a collaboration between the British Library and De Montfort University. The project aims to reinvestigate British theatre history 1945-1968, from the perspectives of both the theatre-goer and the practitioner.

Theatre History at The Victoria and Albert Museum

Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop is a theatre group noted primarily for its long-serving director, Joan Littlewood. Many actors of the 1950s and 1960s received their training and first exposure with the company.

Official London Theatre YouTube Channel
Reviews, clips and previews.

Live streaming of theatre *

National Theatre Live
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally.

London theatre, West End theatre *

London Theatre1
What’s on in London West End, Off West End and Fringe Venues. London Theatre 1 have been online since 2005 and provide information about London theatre: news, reviews, interviews, articles and theatre tickets. London Theatre1 has built up a substantial online social media presence and are always happy to talk with people about theatre. Their theatre tickets are provided by a full member of the Society of Ticket agents and Retailers.

Albemarle London theatre agency.

BBC theatre news and reviews.

Drury Lane, Theatre Royal

Cheap Theatre Tickets
Cheap theatre tickets for London musicals and plays.

Globe theatre virtual tour.

The Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT

London Theatre 1
They cover London theatre West End and Off West End news, reviews, interviews and tickets.  All of their news items, reviews and interviews are provided free of charge.

Tips for taking young children to the theatre.
An informative blog post about taking children to West End theatres in London, including tips on taking young children to see shows, what theatres and productions are right for specific age groups, plus ticket and seating information for children.

London Theatre Bookings

London Theatre Direct
Bookings, news, reviews.

Leicester Square Box Office
Cheap Theatre Tickets. SBO are a leading theatre ticket reseller, based in the heart of London’s west end, offering the cheapest tickets to a wide range of top shows and musicals.

London theatres. 
A London theatre index.

London Theatre Guide, 
from The Society of London Theatre. Live updates.

London West End guide. 
Shows, theatres, concerts.

National Theatre, South Bank

National THeatre YouTube Channel

Really Useful Theatres

The Theatre Monkey
What theatre goers tell you, that box office staff do not!

Theatre Royal Haymarket
The Theatre Royal Haymarket dates back to 1720, and is the third-oldest London playhouse still in use.

West End guide. 
Shows, theatres, concerts.

What’s On Stage (includes British theatre)

London theatres.
A London theatre index.

The London Theatre Guide,
from The Society of London Theatre. Live updates.

Online Review, London.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Bankside, Southwark, London.

The Stage Online. London theatre reviews, blogs.

Theatre Royal. Stratford East

U.K Theatre Web. What’s on in UK theatre.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury


Theatre Royal Newcastle


Theatre Royal Plymouth

Scotland *

Wikipedia list of theaters in Scotland.

The Lyceum Theatre

Edinburgh theatres, a guide.

National Theatre of Scotland

Federation of Scottish Theatre

Stratford East

The Theatre Royal, Stratford East

Wales *

Theatres in Wales, a guide.

National Theatre Wales

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Swansea Grand Theatre

Wales Millenium Centre