Libraries and archives in Bristol

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

University of Bristol Theatre Collection, Department of Drama, Cantocks Close
Bristol BS8 1UP

The Theatre Collection is an accredited museum and one of the world's largest archives of British theatre and Live Art. Founded in 1951 to serve the newly formed Drama Department (the first in any UK university), we are now an internationally renowned research facility open to all. Our collections cover all aspects of theatre history to the present day and our visitors include everyone from international scholars to family historians. Collections: The Theatre Collection covers the period 1572 to the 21st century. The collections encompassa wide range of formats including documents, photographs, artwork, artefacts, costumes, audio-visual and digital media.

University of Bristol, Special Collections

Arts and Social Sciences Library, Tyndall Avenue, University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1TH

The Special Collections of the University Library comprise a rich and diverse range of printed books and journals, archival resources and artefacts in support of the academic work of the University and the wider scholarly community.