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Theatre & Performance Studies Research Guide

Your guide to Theatre & Performance Studies resources in the UM Libraries!

Video Resources @ UM

The UM Libraries have several different types of video resources.

This part of the guide will direct you to those resources that best support theatre scholarship.


Or, use this external guide to find Public Domain (FREE) Audio and Video.

NEW STREAMING VIDEO as of October 2020:

  • National Theatre Collection:  This brings the stage to life through access to high definition streaming video of world-class productions and unique archival material offering significant insight into theatre and performance studies. Through a collaboration with the U.K.'s National Theatre, this collection offers a range of digital performance resources never previously seen outside of the National Theatre's archive.
  • BroadwayHD Collection:  The BroadwayHD Collection is an essential collection for students and researchers of the performing arts. Upon completion, it will include 25 award-winning live Broadway plays and musicals curated especially for performing arts scholars. It is also invaluable for studies in drama, music, dance and literature.
  • On the Boards.TV:  This is a website that offers high-quality videos of full-length performances by some of today's most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other forms that defy categorization.