Sources of Theatre Scripts
If you reached this page direct from a search engine whilst searching for “theatre resources” then you may be interested in paying a visit to Hybrid Studios where you will find a varied mix of arts, visual artists, poets, musicians, and more. The Applied and Interactive Theatre Guide is a resource for those who use theatre techniques for other or more than arts or entertainment purposes, and for those whose theatre styles incorporate other than traditional presentation. Its categories/links range from radical theatre and sociadrama, to English pantomime. Playwrights on the Web is an international database of playwrights & their websites offering production & publishing opportunities. National Drama is the UK’s leading professional association of Drama Educators.
Theatre information sites
For the very best information on amateur and professional theatre, check out British Theatre Guide All professional theatre listings/shows are here. Amdram is a great site for everything connected with UK amatuer theatre, and boasts a classified ads section and a web forum. Amdram.net is a new and exciting addition to the list of websites catering for the amateur theatre. Footlights covers a similar sort of area for Oz. UK Theatre Web Lists what’s on where and everthing else connected with theatre in the UK. Another excellent site is the Moonstruck Drama Bookstore – plays, cast albums, sheet music, theatre news, and more! Another good UK based search portal for things theatrical is Entsweb. Also worth a visit, although not strictly a theatrical site is Splut which is a directory of UK websites, hosting a very good list of theatrical links. Looking for a panto in your area. Then try the Big Panto Guide for a comprehensive list of what’s on where. One of the fastest growing resource sites for the amateur theatre is Amateur Theatre Directory.
Have you spent ages scouring countless music shops and libraries, and still failed to find the score you are after? Then why not try Musicroom Their web site could be better (no online catalogue) but the friendly staff are very helpful. Or check out Yamaha Music for sheet music and instrumental books. The Classical Music Archive is the largest classical music site on the web: 35,308 full length classical music files by 1,922 composers. Files are offered in several formats: live recordings in WMA and MP3, and in MIDI synthesized sequences. If you have any useful contacts for obtaining music scores (particularly on-line resources) then please tell Limelight Scripts.
FindSounds.com is a free site for finding sound effects and musical instrument samples on the Web. It is a Web search engine, like Google and AltaVista, but with a focus on sounds. It provides powerful features, yet is simple and easy to use, and suitable for all ages. Audio files containing obscenities are filtered out, so this site is safe for children.
Check out the wonderful Polka Dot Theatre who describe themselves as ‘more than just a theatre.’ And if you want to read theatre news and reviews from London’s West End and across the UK, latest interviews with stars and opinion leaders in the entertainment and performing arts, then The Stage is the place to go. Bringing theatre into schools Theatre For Schools is the UK’s Central Link for Educational Theatre. And if you’re searching for a performing arts school, then take a look at Stagecoach which is a UK-wide school of performing arts.
Theatrical gifts, etc
Stage Presence is a great site for theatrical gifts, cards, masks and much more.