We would advise that you search our online catalogue if you are interested in particular items that the Theatre Collection may hold prior to contacting us. Please email us with your enquiry where possible.

PLEASE NOTE: As some of our holdings are held off-site, if you wish to consult material in person, an appointment is highly recommended to ensure that items are available for research and that we can help you make the most of your visit.

Please see our Live Art Collections pages and contact us for detailed information on the holdings of the Live Art Archives as these are not currently searchable on the Theatre Collection online catalogue.

We are in the process of moving to a new cataloguing system (CALM) which will allow all our catalogued collections to be searched more easily.

Our Basic, Advanced, People and Play searches include images where these are available. Over 1,500 images are online, with more being added as projects allow. The majority of the images were made available by the Visualising Theatre Project.

Basic
Archive Search

Quick Theatre Collection Archive catalogue search.

Advanced Archive Search

Search the archives for personal names, play titles, keywords and catalogue reference numbers. Also filter results to retrieve images only. Use the People Search and Play Search in addition to this.

People
Search

Search the archives for actors, directors, designers, composers and playwrights. Results include details of performances and catalogue records.
Use the Basic Search and Play Search in addition to this.

Play
Search

Search the archives for play titles, seasons and theatres. Results include details of performances and catalogue records.
Use the People Search and Basic Search in addition to this.

M&M Holdings

Mander & Mitchenson Reference Box List

Currently available catalogues (M&M Collection page).