News in 2021
New exhibition opens at the Theatre Collection - Working with Difference: Staging the Archive
16 December 2021
A show of creative responses to the University of Bristol's Theatre Collection artefacts by MSc Innovation and Enterprise students from the Universities Centre for Innovation and Enterprise has opened at the Theatre Collection
Supporting theatre and live art records at risk due to COVID-19
3 December 2021
A project to find and support significant theatre and live art records at risk is underway at the Theatre Collection.
Theatre Collection Christmas Closure Dates 2021-22
1 November 2021
Please note that the Theatre Collection will be closed to visitors and researchers over the Christmas period
New exhibition opens online: Benevolent Malevolence - Ian Smith's Darkness, Mind and Matter
17 September 2021
A new exhibition curated by University of Bristol MA History of Art students in 2021 on the life and work of the multi-disciplinary artist Ian Smith (1959 – 2014) is now available to access online
Theatre Collection Closure - Monday 26 July to Friday 6 August
13 July 2021
Bringing to life the hidden histories and creative processes of Britain’s oldest theatre
6 July 2021
The University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection has received £45,000 from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a series of activities incorporating virtual reality which will bring to life the hidden histories and creative processes of Britain’s oldest theatre – Bristol Old Vic.
New Blog Published - Introducing Sam Brenton, digital archive trainee
12 May 2021
Bridging the Digital Gap at the University of Bristol: introducing Sam Brenton, digital archive trainee
The University of Bristol Theatre Collection has been awarded £25,000 to help preserve precious archives
24 March 2021
A project to save valuable theatre and live art records from being lost during the pandemic, has received funding from The National Archives.
New Blog Published - My Time with Kevin Elyot by Lucy Bell
10 February 2021
A new blog by Lucy Bell our Kevin Elyot Writer in Residence has been published
University of Bristol Theatre Collection and University of Bristol Special Collections have been awarded £260,000 to transform their digitisation capabilities.
21 January 2021
Treasures collected by the University of Bristol, including Brunel documents, historic maps and rare film, will be made public thanks to a major investment in digitisation equipment.
'Challenging Archives: Delivering research access, public engagement and the curatorial care of the Franko B Archive' featured as a case study in A Year in Archives 2020
8 January 2021
Challenging Archives: Delivering research access, public engagement and the curatorial care of the Franko B Archive featured as a case study in A Year in Archives 2020
Covid-19 Update: 06.01.2021
7 January 2021
The Theatre Collection reading rooms and exhibition spaces are currently closed, in line with government guidance.