General Information

Get into Theatre The Arts Council Website giving information on careers in the theatre

The National Association of Youth Theatres
Darlington Arts Centre, Vane Terrace, Darlington DL3 7AX
Tel: 01325 363330
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Arts Award aspires to support any young person to enjoy the arts and develop creative leadership skills. Offered at levels 1, 2 and 3 on the National Qualifications Framework. Arts Award can be achieved at three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. ACT is an Arts Award centre.

Drama Uk - Drama UK provides a unique link between the theatre, media and broadcast industries and drama training providers in the UK was previously the National Council for Drama Training. -

Spotlight Spotlight was founded in 1927 and has since become world-famous for its casting directories. Today over 30,000 performers appear in the book and Internet versions of Spotlight, including actors and actresses, child artists, presenters, stunt artists and dancers. As the industry's leading casting resource, Spotlight is used by most TV, film, radio and theatrical companies in the UK and many worldwide.

Equity is the UK Trade Union representing professional performers and other creative workers from across the spectrum of the entertainment, creative and cultural

Contacts is a bible for anyone working - or looking to get started - in the UK entertainment

Samuel French London We've been publishing, selling and leasing plays for performance since 1830. From our premises in London's Fitzrovia we can offer a world wide mail order service, backed with a knowledge and expertise that spans more than 175 years of service to theatre. And now we've extended this service so you can browse and buy online.

The Internet Theatre Bookshop Welcome to the largest collection of Plays and Musicals in the world. Based in the UK and the USA, we can provide virtually every play and musical currently published in the English language.

The Stage is the newspaper for the performing arts industry.

ukperformingarts Includes details of performing arts schools, including a monthly focus on a particular institution. It also has interviews with actors, career profiles plus all the latest performing arts news. - Welcome to Drama Schools Locally - The Acting Website
If you are looking for other types of training, check out the directory of training seminars


The National Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Royal Court

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Drama Groups On-line information for amateur dramatic groups.