Our most significant resource relating to film, theatre and television is the Scottish Theatre Archive. This is an extensive collection, containing material dating from the 19th century onwards, to which contemporary theatre companies continue to donate material. There is a dedicated website and search facility. For more information, see:
The following collections may also be of interest:
- Eleonora Duse Papers: over 1,000 items relating to the Italian actress Eleanora Duse (1858-1924)
- Farmer Papers: including material on variety theatre in Scotland, late 19th to 20th centuries
- Scarfe-La Trobe: over 1000 Spanish plays dating from the 17th to the end of the 19th century
Other relevant material may be found across our collections. For example, we hold many texts of plays dating from the Renaissance period onwards: these may be found by using the rare books search. Use the manuscripts search to find unpublished material (including notebooks, papers, photographs and drawings).
See also the subject page for Music.
Web exhibitions featuring items relating to the performing arts: