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last updated: 6/9/2010

International Theatre on the Web

International Theatre: Internet Resources

General International Theater


International Federation for Theatre Research / Federation Internationale Pour la Recherche Theatrale (IFTR/FIRT)

In English and French. The website for IFTR/FIRT which "exists to promote collaboration and the exchange of information between individuals and organisations concerned with theatre research. To this end the Federation supports conferences and publications and assists its members in all such activities and projects."


International Theatre Institute

This organization attempts to link theatre and drama advocates worldwide to foster cooperative exchanges and collaborative thinking.


Australian Theater


Theatre Australia

A great site for all things theater in Australia.  A listing of venues will link users to particular theatre web pages, and forums and blogs keep record of up-to-date discussions on theatre in Australia.


Currency Press
Performing arts publisher in Australia providing free articles on the performing arts for students, teachers, authors and other people working in the industry. Site includes catalogues of Film & TV, Music and Theatre publications and order form.


The History of Australian Theatre

This site will be helpful to those researching theatre history in Australia, and has an extensive collection of pictures of people and places, as well as brief introductory entries on particularly important names and performances in the history of Australian theatre and a bibliography for further reading.


British Theater

The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive

A site devoted to the operas and other works of Gilbert and Sullivan. The Archive, established in 1993, includes a variety of Gilbert and Sullivan related items.

London Theatre Guide

Provides information on theatre happenings in London: news, listings, reviews, etc. to various theatres and festivals.

National Theatre

Located in London, the National Theatre offers a variety of plays and productions. This official site offers information on current productions, history of theatre, its artistic mission, and more.

Royal Shakespeare Company

The official site for the Royal Shakespeare Company provides information on productions, history of the company, and has a photo section.

Theatre Web
Site includes links to information on all aspects of UK theatre, including dance, opera, amateur & professional organizations, jobs and training.

Canadian Theatre

Shaw Festival Theatre
The only theatre festival that specializes in the plays of Bernard Shaw and other playwrights from the late 1800's and early 1900's. The festival theatres are located in scenic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (near Niagara Falls). This is the Festival's official website with information on season productions and players. Also provides information about the Niagara attractions and accommodations.

A non-profit repertory theatre festival, permanently located in Stratford, Ontario. Its purpose is to produce the best in classical and contemporary repertoire, with a special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare. This is the Festival's official website and offers information on each season's productions and about Stratford attractions and lodging.

Encyclopedia of Canadian Theatre

This site covers current movements, actors, playwrights and directors in Canadian theater.  It will be useful as a basic introduction to a particular theatrical phenomenon in Canada; the History of Canadian Theatre entry is a good starting place for beginners looking for the major historical events of Canadian theatre.  The site is updated and maintained by Athabasca University and the Association for Canadian Theatre Research.

This site contains an extensive list of links for regional and local theaters across the country, as well as a list of study resources on Canadian theatre.


French Theatre

Comedie Francais 

This popular French drama group performs in Paris and is known as the oldest theater troupe in Western Europe.

French National Center for Art and Culture/Centre Georges Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou offers access to all forms of contemporary artistic theory and practice: painting and sculpture, photography, design, architecture, theatre, music, dance, film, new technologies, literature, and philosophy. The Web site provides complete information about the Centre, its exhibitions and public events. (Available in both French and English versions.)


National Theater Center (Centre National du Theatre)

The National Theater Center provides information about the study and practice of French theatre; a full list of their periodical publications can be found on this website, as well as information about upcoming conferences or festivals.  The website also lists the current seasons of many functional French theatres. (Site in French.) 

last updated: 6/9/2010