The department collects and facilitates access to information on the theatre work of professional Czech theatres and companies that have existed since 1945. It archives theatre programmes, print materials, newspaper clippings, and photographs and presents information on current events in the field of theatre. Materials are sorted into different collections and they can be accessed by researchers in the reading rooms of the ATI or online through the Virtual Study.
Our department provides the following services
Our monthly listings of scheduled premieres and festivals are included in the regular ATI Newsletter.
The directories contain the basic contact information for theatres, festivals, journals, professional institutions, and theatre schools. The directories contain website, postal, and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and the location of the organisation or event on an online map.
Materials on Theatres since 1945
In this department you can find newspaper clippings, theatre programmes, posters, invitations, press releases, photographs, stage and costume designs, which are grouped into several collections. We have databases of plays, productions, people, festivals, events, and guest performances. You can also browse theatres’ published programmes bundled by theatre season.
This collection of materials contains invitations, promotional materials, programmes, and newspaper...
This collection of materials contains invitations, promotional materials, programmes, and newspaper clippings of reviews and news.
Almost all of this collection has been digitised and is accessible through the internal database. The collection also contains yearbooks on Czech theatre and Slovak theatre (both dating back to 1960) and the programmes of different theatres bundled by season.
The collection covers the network of state theatres (Czech theatres since 1945) and the network of independent theatre companies (selected information up to the 1989/1990 season, and systematically collected but not complete information after that).
This systematically constructed database contains entries on Czech theatres since 1945. The database also serves as a catalogue for the productions collection.
Database administrator: Zuzana Jindrová, firstname.lastname@example.org
This search module contains information on various stage roles and who has performed them as listed in the production programmes. Users can also conduct a search to see whether a certain actor has performed a particular role.
Database administrator: Zuzana Jindrová, email@example.com
The collection contains basic biographical information and press clippings on prominent figures in...
The collection contains basic biographical information and press clippings on prominent figures in Czech theatre since 1945. As sections of the collection are gradually digitised they can be accessed in the department’s reading room through the internal database.
The search module offers a selection of all the activities (author, director, actor) engaged in each figure (including different versions of their names) who is listed in the Theatre Productions search module.
Database administrator: Michal Šanda, firstname.lastname@example.org
The collection contains programmes, press clippings, and publications, categorised by the name...
The collection contains programmes, press clippings, and publications, categorised by the name (after 1994) and the date (before 1994) of the event.
As sections of the collection are gradually digitised they can be accessed in the department’s reading room through the internal database.
The Theatre Events search module contains basic information on theatre festivals, tours by companies and ensembles abroad, exhibitions, permanent installations with a theatre theme, theatre awards, and other activities connected with theatre (lectures, talks, workshops).
Database administrator: Radka Petrmichlová, email@example.com
Theatres and Theatre and Cultural Institutions
The collection contains clippings on activities and events in theatres and institutions and the...
The collection contains clippings on activities and events in theatres and institutions and the yearbooks of individual theatres.
The collection is not digitised and is available in the department’s reading room.
The Video Library stores audio-visual recordings of drama, opera, ballet, and alternative theatre...
The Video Library stores audio-visual recordings of drama, opera, ballet, and alternative theatre productions, profiles of prominent figures in the field of theatre, and documentaries related to theatre. The entire collection is catalogued online and is accessible through the internal database.
Researchers can only use the recordings on site in the ATI’s reading rooms. They cannot be borrowed or copied.
Database administrator: Andrea Landovská, firstname.lastname@example.org
This collection of materials is digitised and accessible in the department’s reading room through...
This collection of materials is digitised and accessible in the department’s reading room through the ATI’s internal database and online via the Virtual Study portal.
The search module provides access to the ATI’s digitised collection of theatre photographs. The collection was digitised as part of the project ‘Preserving and Presenting the Cultural Heritage of Czech and World Theatre’, which was supported by the Norway Grants. Visitors can access scans of the photographs’ positives and negatives.
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