If you are interested in stand-up comedy, cabaret, popular performance, please check out the following archives and museums.
- East London Theatre Archive – this is an online database of East London theatre ephemera, also providing some digital access, including material archived at the V&A Theatre Collections, in East London theatres and UEL archives.
- UEL Archives, including the Hackney Empire Archive
- V&A Theatre and Performance – collections and archives, including the Tommy Cooper and Ronnie Barker archives
- University of Bristol Theatre Collections, including collections of variety theatre
- University of Salford Archives & Special Collections, with the Mike Craig Archive.
- National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield – material relating to all aspects of travelling popular entertainment (fairgrounds, circus, variety)
Please send us information of further collections which we can add to the list!