Theatre & Performing Arts

The primary source for theatrical material from Northern Ireland, our Theatre & Performing Arts archive charts local theatre from printed plays of the 18th century to collections of programmes of numerous theatres, including the Grand Opera House and Lyric Theatre, and archives of playwrights and local theatre companies. Digitised content is accessible via the Digital Theatre Archive and extraORDINARYwomen.
Where can you find this Collection?

Level 2

Join Us

Support the preservation of the library and enjoy a myriad of exclusive benefits for members

The Linen Hall’s Theatre & Performing Arts archive is the primary source for theatrical material from Northern Ireland. Our collection ranges from 18th century playscripts to promotional material for current productions, and comprises thousands of programmes, handbills, posters, photographs, cuttings and holdings of unpublished scripts. It houses archives of playwrights such as John Boyd, Stewart Parker, and Christina Reid, as well as ground-breaking local theatre companies such as Charabanc, Kabosh, and Tinderbox.

A digitised selection of material from the Linen Hall’s Theatre & Performing Arts archive, the Digital Theatre Archive includes everything from printed plays of the 18th century, to a large collection of the programmes of numerous theatres, including the Grand Opera House and Lyric Theatre, and local theatre companies. Learn more about the playwrights and performers who have challenged and entertained us via this highly visual and illustrative resource which is invaluable to anyone with an interest in the theatre.

Help preserve this collection

As a charity, we depend on funding, donations and membership subscriptions to continue our great work. A small contribution will help us continue the preservation and promotion of knowledge.

SOCIAL

CONTACT US

17 Donegall Square North
Belfast
BT1 5GB

 

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

Charity Commission: NIC104564 © Linen Hall Library 2022