The collection is maintained by the English Library.
The Theatre collection supports teaching and research in theatre studies, with emphasis on design, management, directing, technical theatre, playwriting and performance. The Library has collected materials on theatre throughout its history, with an early focus on the Shakespearean theatre. Special collections of Shakespeare materials, including prompt books and works on costume design (Motley Collection) give national and international importance to an otherwise average monographic collection.. The collection consists of 18,000 volumes and 52 video recordings. The collection is spread throughout many departmental libraries, with the majority housed in the Bookstacks or English Library.
Revised April 2005