The Music Hall and Theatre History Site
Dedicated to Arthur Lloyd, 1839 - 1904.

External Links which relate to this site


There are many hundreds of links throughout the site pointing to relevant websites but below are some useful links for Theatre and Music Hall Research.

If you would like to link to this site from your own site then please do so as it's always appreciated. There is no need to contact me about it unless you feel that a link to your own site would also be appropriate.

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Song Sheets and Music:

American Song Sheets

California Sheet Music Project

City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society

Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales & America

Tony Barker's "Music Hall" magazine & Cylidisc CDs.

Oxford University's online union library catalogue

Theatre Collections and Collecting:

Backstage - performing arts collections in the UK

Benjamin Pollock's Toy Theatres

Bristol University Theatre Collection

East London Theatre Archive

Glasgow University's Special Collections Department

The Mander and Mitchenson Theatre Collection

Collect Britain - The British Library

Collectors Post

George Hoare

Kens Paper Collectables

The Linen Hall Library's Theatre & Performing Arts Archive holds a great deal of information on theatrical entertainment in Northern Ireland and also includes an Online Digital Archive.

The Victorian Plays Project

How much is that worth today?

V & A Theatre Collections Online

Theatre Postcards:

Carthalia Theatre Postcards

The East London Postcard Site

Postcards of the Past



Genmaps - Old Maps of Great Britain

Dickens Map of London

Map of John Snow's London 1859

Greenwoods Map of London 1827

Charles Booth's Maps Descriptive of London Poverty

Smith's new map of London

Theatre People:

Frank Matcham Society website

Lily Elsie

Thorndike Sybil

Brunskill & Loveday LTD Scenery Builders Archive

Encyclopedia of Women of Theatre

Theatre, Cinema, Variety, and Music Hall Websites:

Amateur Stage Magazine

Backstage Heritage

British Music Hall Society

Brunskill & Loveday LTD Scenery Builders Archive

Cinema City and Beyond - info on Scottish Cinemas.

Cinema Treasures

Cinema Theatre Association

Collins Variety Agency - See also Here.

Footlight Notes - John Culme's

Famous London shows and musicals

Laughing Audience Theatrical Management and Research

London Metropolitan Archives

Mike Hume's Historic Theatre Photos Website

Music Hall Studies

Old Theatres Magazine

Save London's Theatres Campaign

Scottish Music Hall Society

Scottish Cinemas and Theatres

Society for Theatre Research

Society of London Theatre (SOLT)

SOLT's Official London Theatre Guide

Nick Hunt's Research on Strand Light Consoles

British Theatre Guide

The Theatres Trust

Theatres & Music Hall People - Indices of theatre and music-hall people, including licensees (first index) and owners, proprietors, architects, developers/promoters, contractors, decorators and builders (second index), complied by Graeme Cruikshank.

The English Music Hall

The London Music Hall Database

The Victorian Dictionary

World Theatres

Over The Footlights

Visit Theatres - The Theatres Trust are creating a new site which will promote the tours offered by Theatre Buildings in Great Britain.

Sites that include Theatre History:

British History Online

British Pathe News

Glasgow Story

Guardian and Observer Archive

English Heritage - Pastscape

On this day in history from the BBC

Opera Scotland

The Magic Of Pantomime

Plaques of London

Warick University Department of Theatre Studies

Westminster City Archive Centre