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 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 or on 0117 331 5045.

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

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