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Useful links and suggested reading for London and West End Theatre performance and the arts.


Ian Charleson Awards Website celebrating the annual Ian Charleson Awards for young British actors

Olivier Awards Official website

The Pulitzer Prizes

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards

Tony Awards

Westendtheatre.com Awards section Includes past Olivier, Evening Standard, South Bank, Tony and Pulitzer winners


Digital Theatre Digital Theatre

National Theatre LIVE National Theatre LIVE

RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon


Visit Gay London Website for gay visitors to London


Books In My Phone Free, out-of-copyright books and plays for mobile phones, including Shakespeare, Wilde and Ibsen

Project Gutenberg Thousands of free plays to download

The Eserver Drama Collection Original plays and screenplays available to read online, including George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and Arms and the Man, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera

World Public Library Over 750,000+ PDF eBooks and eDocuments


Theatre Voice Audio resource about British theatre. Includes review round-ups with leading theatre critics.


Arthur Lloyd.co.uk Comprehensive resource on the history of Music Halls and Theatres

Arts Archive Database of UK performances from the mid-1990s onwards

British Library Theatre Archive Project A major project to reinvestigate British theatre history from 1945 to 1968

George Hoare Archive Famous theatre manager who worked for Stoll Moss Theatres for 68 years from 1929 to 1982

Intute: Theatre and drama A collection of UK theatre resources and websites

Peggy Ramsey Archive Archive of the legendary theatrical agent who discovered Joe Orton and many other acclaimed playwrights

The Mander and Mitchenson Theatre Collection One of the largest collections of theatre and performance related materials in the UK

The Society for Theatre Research Founded in 1948 to further research in theatre

The Theatres Trust The government’s adviser on theatres and their preservation and protection

Theatre Voice A resource for audio about British theatre

V&A’s Theatre Collections The UK’s national collection of material about live performance in the UK


Digital Theatre Theatre performances to download

National Theatre Live British theatre broadcast live to cinemas

Sky Arts Television channel for UK and international arts


Plays International Bi-monthly magazine about London and world theatre

The Stage

Theatre Record News and national drama critics’ reviews of London and UK productions


OfficialTheatre.com A useful website about London Theatres

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