Research Resources

Below are some links to organisations, companies, theatres, collectives, and archival collections in the UK, Ireland, and beyond that we think you might find interesting and relevant. This is not a complete list, so if you’ve got any links that you think we should include (or if you want your website included — please note, it must be theatre-related), please tell us!

STR RELATED

The Society for Theatre Research (STR)

The NRN on the STR website

The Poel Event

ORGANISATIONS

Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA)

International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR)

Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR)

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

Performance Studies International (PSi)

The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments (SCUDD)

International Association of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Documentation Centres of the Performing Arts (SIBMAS)

Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC)

The Theatres Trust

British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS)

The British Shakespeare Association (BSA) 

British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS)

Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) 

Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS)

Association for British Theatre Technicians

Society of British Theatre Designers

Society of Theatre Consultants

LIBRARIES AND THEATRE COLLECTIONS

The British Library

National Archives

National Portrait Gallery ‘Search the Collections’

V&A ‘Search the Collections’ 

V&A Theatre Collections 

COPAC

NUI Galway Theatre Collections

The National Theatre Archive

Archives Hub

British Museum ‘Search the Collections’

University of Bristol Theatre Collections

The Live Art Development Agency

University of Kent Theatre Collections

National Fairground Archive

The Shakespeare Institute Library

Records of Early English Drama (REED)

The Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Huntington Library

New York Public Library

University of Texas at Austin – Harry Ransom Centre

Princeton University Library

The Houghton Library, Harvard University

THEATRES AND THEATRE COMPANIES

The National Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

The Abbey Theatre

The Young Vic Theatre

The Lyric Theatre

The Old Vic Theatre

The Donmar Warehouse

Druid Theatre Company

The Barbican Centre

The Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Smock Alley Theatre

OTHER POSTGRADUATE INITIATIVES

The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (BritGrad)

Platform: Postgraduate Journal of Theatre Arts (Royal Holloway, University of London) 

RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND HUBS

London Shakespeare Centre, King’s College London 

London Theatre Seminar

QUORUM (Queen Mary, University of London)

TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities)

CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge)

The Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham

The Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, NUI Galway

ONLINE RESOURCES

Drama Online

Digital Theatre

Reviewing Shakespeare

The Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project

The Interactive Map of Early Modern London

Interactive 3D Reconstruction of the Rose Theatre

The Victorian Plays Project

BLOGS BY THEATRE RESEARCHERS AND OTHER ACADEMICS

The Thesis Whisperer

The Activist Classroom

The Bardathon

Blogging Shakespeare

Scenes from the Bigger Picture

asidenotes

Clamorous Voice

Shakespeare in Ireland

The Feminist Spectator

Not In Our Stars

Digital Shakespeares

Not You Will

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