1st 4 London Theatre
Tickets and information about London West End theatre including musicals,
plays and comedy as well as pop concerts. There's also a calendar
and it links to a sister site for London hotel booking.
Annual Review 2000
The Arts Council of England's annual review for 2000.
The Acting Website
A big directory of information for actors, supported by the National
Youth Theatre. There are lists of agents of all kinds, services of
all kinds, resources and news.
Albemarle of London's
West End Theatre Guide
What a super site! Albemarle is a ticket agency and this site has
a page devoted to each show (most of those playing in the West End)
for which it sells tickets. On each page there are details about the
show, a seating plan, ticket price details, and an online form to
book your tickets. This is what the Web is all about!
Applause South West
A site about theatre in the south west of England, based around Theatre
Royal Plymouth, but certaily in no way restricted to it and featuring
a detailed look at the work of staff in a large theatre, backstage
tours, games, and an extensive online archive featuring images, film,
text and audio taken from the library's collection of theatre material
over the last 300 years. Beautiful design, if a little graphics-heavy.
The graphics are small but take some while to download and - for once!
- the wait is worth it.
A major developing international Performing Arts resource for both
the PA professional and the general public: extensive databases which
cover Ireland and are now targeting the UK; some information on other
countries - South Africa, Malta & New Zealand for example; international
links; "lost" & haunted theatres are just some of the other areas
Arts in Sussex
A guide to all the arts activity in Sussex.
Not specifically British theatre. In fact, not even specifically theatre, but interesting and useful nonetheless. This is a collection of links to articles on arts topics from newspapers around the world. The concentration is on North America, but other places (in particular the UK) are increasingly well represented. The areas which will be of most interest to British theatre fans will be the Theatre, Arts Politics and Arts People sections.
A new website by ACE. It's divided into 4 sections: ArtsSpace (online exhibitions, presentations), ArtsGuide (events listing), ArtsXchange (information, reference and debate), and ArtsPass (registering to use the site's full facilities).
The site of Birmingham Arts Marketing, an "interactive guide to arts
and entertainments in Birmingham". Listings (but not sorted by art
form or venue), a search facility, organisations including venues
(each has its own page, and then one with forcoming events), mailing
lists, YES (a discount card for young people), news and details of
A new London theatre guide website needs to have something different
to make it stand out from the rest. This one has a more attractive,
albeit image-heavy, design than most of the others and pays out a
percentage of its profits to animal-related charities. It deals with
more than just theatre - classical music, ballet, dance, opera and
rock and pop are also covered. It also has a jobs/auditions page which,
at the time of visiting, had eight entries. It also carries some video
clips which, I'm afraid, didn't work for me.
Leisure Entertainment Index
Drama, comedy and theatre in Bristol: a database of venues, companies
and organisations. There seems to be a helluva lot going on in theatre
in Bristol and the surrounding area!
A new resource for theatre in Bristol, covering theatres, companies,
training, the amateur scene, resouces, listings and a brief history
of theatre in the city.
A general entertainment site focused on the professional entertainer
with some theatre coverage. It includes details of jobs and auditions,
news, a newsletter, some how-to guides, a directory and a form (with
no posts at the time of visiting).
A site which sets out to "promote and celebrate theatregoing in West
Yorkshire." A list of theatres (with phone numbers and links), reviews,
audience reviews, a quiz (I got 7/10!), a theatre shop (just a link
to Amazon) and a feedback page.
Articles about the arts in Cornwall, arts organisations in the county,
detals about CAM, Art Expedition (for those interested in the visual
arts), and a search facility to hunt for arts events in Cornwall for
Awards for Theatre in Scotland
The Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland are organized annually
and awarded by the theatre critics of Scotland to celebrate the best
Scottish theatre achievements in the theatre year May-April. The site
carries lists of nominees and winners since 2002, as well as news.
An American reviews site which also has reviews of UK shows. There
are reviews of shows playing in the West End and touring nationally
at the moment, and archives. A useful site.
The Definitive Musical
"A gateway to the world of West End and Broadway musicals on
the Net" is how this site describes itself, and it does cover
a lot of ground: news and jobs, listings, sights and sounds (video
and audio clips), merchandise, a message forum, a news archive and
biographies of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh.
Edinburgh Guide - Theatre Section
Although part of the Edinburgh
Guide, this particular section takes a much wider view, dealing
with theatre all over Scotland (and even reviews of the RSC Newcastle
season). There are listings, reviews and, of course, news. In addition
there are Edinburgh-specific pages, such as a guide to theatres in
the city. A very useful site.
Not a revival of the 1950/60 print magazine but an attempt to emulate
its passion for theatre in an modern online form. Produced anonymously
by a group of "theatre workers", it is controversial and
always willing to attack what it doesn't like about modern theatre.
Well worth a visit.