Ref NoAbbey Theatre
TitleAbbey Theatre Digital Archive
DescriptionNUI Galway has digitised the archive of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland’s national theatre, as a result of a partnership between the two organisations to preserve and widen access to a major cultural heritage collection. This is the largest ever theatre archive digitisation project worldwide and the digital archive contains almost a million pages in addition to substantial audio and video content.

The archive features papers relating to all four of Ireland’s Nobel Prize Winners for Literature: W.B. Yeats, G.B. Shaw, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney. It also features original material pertaining to such major writers as James Joyce, Eugene O’Neill and Sam Shepard, while also preserving material about the current generation of Irish playwrights, such as Brian Friel, Thomas Kilroy and Marina Carr.

The content includes programmes, scripts, scrap books, log books, prompt scripts, set designs, administrative and production files, photographs, audio, video, posters and handbills. A wide range of search, browse and filter options enables access to documents on specific topics.

The digital archive is accessible from pc's located in the Archives Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at NUI Galway. Please call to the Reading Room, email specialcollections@nuigalway.ie or call + 353 91 493476.

A small amount of material is available online for public consultation, and can be accessed from our Digital Repository at <a href="https://digital.library.nuigalway.ie/islandora/object/nuigalway%253Aabbey-theatre-minute-book">https://digital.library.nuigalway.ie/islandora/object/nuigalway%253Aabbey-theatre-minute-books </a>
Date[c1897]-2007
Physical DescriptionDigital access only
Extentc.1 million items
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