Theatre Collection library

The Theatre Collection library has over 25,000 books and more than 300 journal titles on many aspects of theatre. 

Our books and journals are catalogued on the University of Bristol Library catalogue. There is also a list of journals. The majority of our books are openly available for browsing but we also have approximately 3000 books in our Rare Book Collection where items may only be accessed on request. Rare books may be, for example, those published pre-1900, from a limited print run, published by a private press or they may be unusual. These books are catalogued onto the University of Bristol Library catalogue along with the main Theatre Collection library books but they are not on the open access shelves. You will need to request rare books in advance of visiting.

All books are reference only and may not be removed from the Theatre Collection without the permission of Theatre Collection staff. Please note that we do not participate in the InterLibrary Loan Scheme, but we may be able to copy material for you on request.



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Our library materials can be searched for via the main University Library catalogue:

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You may also find the following lists of uncatalogued items useful:

Theatre Collection Holdings - Dicks' Standard Plays by Number (PDF, 397kB)

Theatre Collection Holdings - Dicks' Standard Plays by Play Title (PDF, 395kB)

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