Theatre Archives at NUI Galway

NUI Galway has extensive theatre archive holdings, including the papers of Thomas Kilroy and the Shields Family Collection. There is a particular focus on the archives of companies such as the Druid Theatre, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe and the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast. The University has recently completed the world’s largest theatre archive digitisation project in creating the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive. It has published the early minute books of the Abbey Theatre, a database of Shakespeare’s plays in Dublin, 1660-1904, and Belfast, 1820-1900, in addition to other digital collections