This page provides information about resources and guides that are specific to New Zealand Theatre Studies. They supplement the resources provided on the Theatre Studies portal.

Subject Contacts

If you need assistance in this subject area, please contact New Zealand Collection staff at, or 837-9127, or the Theatre Studies Academic Liaison Librarian, Anne Ferrier-Watson.


An online directory of academic, peer-reviewed, open access books. Search by keyword or browse by subject.
Coverage: Full text
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals, covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.
Coverage: Index
Contains abstracts of selected New Zealand serials, including newspapers, about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects covered include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities.
Oxford's Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas, in ebook format, in the arts and humanities; including History, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
Coverage: 1785 - six years ago
The complete digital edition of the Times (London) is a primary source for researchers of world history, politics, and literature. Contains articles and letters to the editor from famous writers. The entire newspaper has been captured and is searchable, including all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photographs.
Coverage: Index
Access to records for over 1.2 billion items, including theses, books and articles from all parts of the world. lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world, and grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals. There are links to full-text where this is available.


This online peer-reviewed scholarly journal in the humanities published yearly by the Turnbull Library in association with the Friends of the Turnbull Library since 1940. It contains a wide range of material, with special emphasis on the societies of New Zealand, Australia, and the islands of the Pacific. Other topics are the history of printing, early printed books, John Milton and his contemporaries, and fine printing. These are areas in which the Alexander Turnbull Library’s own collections and research interests are particularly strong.


DigitalNZ is the search site for all things New Zealand, and connects you to more than 39 million digital items on all topics from over 200 partners (libraries, museums, galleries, government departments, the media, community groups and others). Contains interviews, video, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, audio and artworks from past centuries to today.
Drama New Zealand is an association for teachers, youth theatre and theatre in education practitioners interested in promoting the recognition, study and development of drama in education from early childhood to tertiary education.
The Film Archive is the home of New Zealand’s moving image history with over 160,000 titles.
Film New Zealand is New Zealand’s international film business agency.
An overview of New Zealand plays and playwrights from the mid 1800s through to the present day.
Playmarket is New Zealand's playwrights' agency and playwright and play development organisation.
An archive of stage productions in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The project was initiated by Theatre Studies at Otago University in 2004 and is still in active progress.
A National Register of more than 400 New Zealand theatre collections, providing information on where they are held and how they can be accessed. Created by Theatre Archives NZ.
Theatre New Zealand provides a national link between people who are involved in theatre through theatre societies, schools, youth theatres and other organisations throughout Aotearoa-New Zealand.
The New Zealand Performing Arts Review and Directory provides details of productions, as well as links to reviews and venues.

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