Explore tools, resources, and strategies for conducting library research in Theatre.
Start your theatre research with these resources.
- Play Index
Citations to over 31,000 plays published from 1949 to the present.
- Theatre in Video
Over 250 of the world's most important plays. Includes over 100 documentaries about productions and interviews with authors, directors, and actors.
- Twentieth Century North American Drama
Full-text of 2,000 plays from the United States and Canada. Includes playbills, posters, and other ephemera.
- Internet Broadway Database (IBDB.COM)
Put together by The Broadway League, IBDB is the official record of Broadway productions from the beginnings of New York theatre to today. Search by play or by artist.
ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.
The musical "Hairspray" in Cologne, Germany, Dec. 3, 2009 (AP Images / Hermann J. Knippertz)
Mainstage 2013/14 Season
The SALT Season at The Shafer Alliance Laborary Theatre
Visit Theatre VCU's theatre library of donated scripts, plays, and drama books and media. It is located within Shafer Street Playhouse. Contact the grad librarians or Theatre VCU office for appointments.
Fall 2013 Hours:
Mon. & Wed. 3 - 5
Tues. & Thurs. 1 - 6
Fri. hours vary