Special Collections & Archives



Playbill Collection

The collection brings together over 2,000 playbills from our theatre collections, including a small number of playbills from Kent theatres. The collection is largely catalogued.

The catalogue records for each playbill are indexed by:

  • name (of playwright, composer, scene painter, director, actor, etc)
  • person's role (ie playwright, composer, etc)
  • name of theatre
  • title of play
  • subject of play
  • type of playbill

Collection in brief

Contents: theatre playbills and posters
Period: 18th-20th century

Catalogued: largely catalogued;


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