Theatre Venues Authority Database

The dataset below marks the first phase of a project by APAC’s Authority Working Group to compile an accurate, up-to-date UK theatre venue authority dataset. This will allow coherent cataloguing of theatre names across library, museum and archive cataloguing systems. The authority record will provide recommended cataloguing name format, relevant dates for the name, cross-references to earlier names, and location co-ordinates, among other information.

In 2015, through a Subject Specialist Network grant from Arts Council England, APAC was able to partner with AusStage to create the dataset below, which shows AusStage venue records for UK and Irish theatres. Please note that this is not a complete list of UK and Irish theatres, past and present. Clicking on the venue name, or on one of the nations across the top of the list, will take you into the AusStage performance database.