Schools

The Theatre Collection welcomes enquiries from schools and colleges. As one of the largest collections of British theatre history in the world we cover a range of historical periods and hold material that can be related to different areas in the curriculum, adding value to a variety of subject areas beyond theatre and drama studies.

During the current COVID-19 situation, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate group visits from schools and colleges. However, Theatre Collection staff are able to offer support remotely through our enquiry service and/or the provision of digital images for teaching or student research purposes. Teaching staff and individual students are still able to access our reading room by appointment. Please email theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk to discuss your requirements and how we can help.

Online schools' resources 
As part of our recent HLF funded project Sharing the Messel Magic we have developed a series of thematic digital resources based upon the archive of Oliver Messel, one of the twentieth century's greatest theatrical designers. These can be viewed and downloaded here.

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Students looking through objects in the Theatre Collection's Reading Room. Image credit: © Theatre Collection

To discuss or book a schools' visit please contact us on theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk or on 0117 331 5045.

You can find out more about our online schools' resources here.

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