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Performing arts websites

A list of performing arts sites on the web prepared by our experts.




AHDS Performing Arts


New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Performing Arts Encyclopedia: a guide to the performing arts collections and exhibitions at the Library of Congress

Westminster Libraries and Archives


Arts Council

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Arts Council of Wales

Scottish Arts Council

SIBMAS, the International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts



Cyberdance: Ballet on the Net

Libraries and archives

Benesh Institute

The National Resource Centre for Dance (NRCD), University of Surrey

New York Public Library: Jerome Robbins Dance Division

Rambert Dance Company Archive

Royal Academy of Dance

Research societies

Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society

English Folk Dance and Song Society

Society of Dance History Scholars

Society for Dance Research



British Council - Film

British Films Directory

Britmovie: Home of British films

CineFiles: University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

filmarchives online

Film Literature Index

The Internet Movie Database

Masters of Cinema

Movie Review Query Engine

Silent Era: the silent film website

Who's who of Victorian cinema

Women in Cinema: a reference guide: links to online bibliographies


British Universities Film and Video Council: Moving Image Gateway

Cineuropa: European portal dedicated to cinema

Public Motion Picture Research Centers and Film Archives

Libraries and archives

Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture

National Museum of Photography, Film and Television: Insight: Collections & Research Centre


British Film Institute

Institute of Contemporary Arts


AHRB Centre for British Film and Television Studies

bfi screenonline


Links to useful musical websites



Royal National Theatre Archive: Information under Visiting

Scottish Theatre Archive

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: Royal Shakespeare Company archives and other Shakespeare in performance collections


Theatrecrafts glossary


Collage - Corporation of London image database: "Leisure" includes theatres

Bristol University Theatre Collection

British Theatre Guide: including links and an online glossary

Doollee: an ongoing project to list every play written or produced in English since 1956

Irish Theatre Institute

The Mander & Mitchenson Theatre Collection

The Sheridan Morley Collection at Kingston University

V&A Theatre and Performance: formerly the Theatre Museum

The Victorian & Edwardian Theatre Collections at the Templeman Library

WWW Virtual Library Theatre and Drama

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