Victoria and Albert Museum
The Theatre and Performance collection documents current performance practice and the history of the performing arts in the UK. Items related to Birmingham Hippodrome cared for by the museum include a silk souvenir programme of the opening night of the Tower of Circus and Varieties, posters, programmes, pantomime costume and Birmingham Royal Ballet costume designs.
Mirrorpix is the licensing arm of Trinity Mirror, the UK’s largest newspaper publisher. The photographic archive of The Birmingham Post and Mail is accessible through Mirrorpix. A sample of images from this archive can be found through searching the Hippodrome Heritage site. Follow the link to browse further images such as the iconic photographs of The Beatles leaving Birmingham Hippodrome in policemen’s helmets!
Delve deeper …
The Library of Birmingham www.libraryofbirmingham.com
Birmingham Repertory Theatre www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/rep100
Theatricalia database www.theatricalia.com
The Theatres Trust www.theatrestrust.org.uk
APAC Association for Performing Arts Collections www.performingartscollections.org.uk/
University of Bristol Theatre Collection www.bristol.ac.uk/theatre-collection/
The Music Hall and Theatre History Site www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/
The Magic of Pantomime www.its-behind-you.com/
Society for Theatre Research www.str.org.uk
Cameron Mackintosh Ltd www.cameronmackintosh.com
British Film Institute www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections
Chichester Festival Theatre www.passiton.cft.org.uk