UTS Library

New Resource: Performance Design Archive Online

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

With Performance Design Archive Online, theatre students and researchers can truly see "behind the scenes" of the world's greatest dramatic performances.

Performance Design Archive Online is the first comprehensive, international collection that covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including:

  • scenic and set design
  • lighting design
  • sound design
  • costume design
  • makeup

Bringing together essential books and periodicals, archival material, and specially commissioned instructional videos, the collection covers design concepts for a broad range of performance types, including dance, theatre, opera, and music. It offers theatre students and faculty access to never-before-seen materials that will open new avenues for exploration and inspiration.

Future releases will include content from Jean Rosenthal, David Folkes, Dorothy Jeakins, Gilbert Hemsley, Michael Philippi, Jess Goldstein, Clancy Steer, Albert Johnson, and Barratt Watson.