Welcome  ...

to the digital archive for  Our Theatre Royal Nottingham a partnership project between the University of Nottingham and Horizon Digital Economy Research, with financial support from Heritage Lottery Fund.

Our aim is to bring together our research and findings from various archives, including the Theatre Royal, Nottingham Local Studies Library, Nottinghamshire Archives and private collections, to enable people to view images from the Theatre Royal's past and enjoy related stories and memories.

Rather than adopting a simple chronological approach to the Theatre Royal's history, we have chosen a storytelling route to guide you through the venue’s heritage, based on the four themes of Pantomime, Theatre During the Wars, Onstage & Backstage and Building the Theatre.  By clicking on or searching for a specific image, or name, along with its various related items, we hope you will discover your own path through our history.

Why not get involved in our lively ongoing conversation about the Theatre Royal’s history by joining our special heritage facebook page

Our Volunteers

This digital archive is only part of our heritage project for the Theatre Royal.  Other work includes talks and public events; cataloguing the existing Theatre Royal archive and conducting approximately forty oral history interviews with a range of people connected to the venue.

This enormous and daunting task has only been made possible through the passion and energy of a large team of volunteers, supporters and trainers who made this heritage project possible.  Therefore, enormous thanks to …

Dennis Baggarley, Colin Barnard, Andy Barrett, Ben Bedwell, Mark Bentley, Sarah Bird, Gloria Bone, Alan Brabbin, Carol Bramley, Stephen Bray, Andrew Breakwell, Laura Carletti, Lyn Champion, David Chilton, Val Clark, Brigitte Coxon, Mark Dorrington, Sarah Easton, June Ellerby, Roseanna Escobar-Byrne, Heather Fortnum, Liz Gordon, David Hails, Carol Harper, Kelly Hart, Nichola Hebditch, Lucrezia Herman, Pete Hewitt, Angela Holden-Brabbin, Julia Holmes, Barbara Howard, Colin Hyde, Karen John, Diane Jones, Miriam Jones, Reiss Jones, Sarah Jordan, Liz Kaczor, Richard Kaczor, Caroline Kelly, Kate Kiely, Laura Knowles, Ian Littlehales, Margaret Littlehales, Liz Mackenzie, Mavis Moore, Pat Morfett, Courtney Morgan, Lara Phillips, Jo Robinson, Pamelia Robinson, Val Rogers, Mena Severn, Jennifer Sherwood, Stephen Sherwood, Hilary Silvester, Jacqueline Smith, Lynne Smith, Phil Smith, Gill Lane, Sally Smith, Lisa Stevens, Sue Threakall, Dorothy Veitch, June Wall, Ian Webster, Charlotte White, Lynne Whitley, Jackie Wickham, David Winfield, David Young

Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

With over half a million visitors every year, the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham are two of the UK's most successful touring venues, leading the way for arts and entertainment in the East Midlands region.

Our diverse programme of events includes internationally renowned orchestras, the highest quality ballet, contemporary dance, opera and touring drama alongside West End musicals, family shows, stand-up comedy and rock & pop music.

We also offer a wide range of workshops and projects involving the local community, free foyer performances, backstage tours, conference and meeting facilities, plus Yarn, our bustling new café bar.

For more details about current shows please visit http://www.trch.co.uk