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Theatre (theater) has existed since story telling began! We have current productions and a huge archive dating back to the 50's. Key words include West End, Broadway, actors, actresses, directors, choreographers, props, backstage, make up, rehearsals, stage, curtains, costumes, sets, theatres, RSC, National, Donmar, Royal Court, plays, musicals, lighting, sound as well as a full range of artists including Judi Dench, Laurence Olivier, Imelda Staunton, Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Christian Slater, Patricia Routledge, Ian McKellan, Jonathan Pryce, Susannah York, Rita Moreno, Gina Ward, Dame Maggie Smith, Michael Williams, Peter Ustinov, Timothy West, Clive Swift, Alan Bennett, Gordon Kaye, Ian Holm, John Gielgud, Kristin Scott Thomas and Miss Piggy! BUT we are still sourcing, scanning and uploading so,if you cannot find the right image, contact us - it just might be on our to do list!

THE SHAFTESBURY THEATRE  <br>Interior view of the empty stage, curtain, box seats and stalls  <br>London, UK  <br>Credit : Colin Willoughby / ArenaPAL<br><br><br><br>
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THE SHAFTESBURY THEATRE
Interior view of the empty stage, curtain, box seats and stalls
London, UK
Credit : Colin Willoughby / ArenaPAL



CORIOLANUS by William Shakespeare  <br>Anthony Hopkins (as Coriolanus) <br>at the National Theatre, London, UK  <br>1971  <br>Credit : John Timbers / ArenaPAL
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CORIOLANUS by William Shakespeare
Anthony Hopkins (as Coriolanus)
at the National Theatre, London, UK
1971
Credit : John Timbers / ArenaPAL
THE OLD VIC THEATRE  <br>view of the auditorium  <br>London, UK  <br>Credit : Colin Willoughby / ArenaPAL
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THE OLD VIC THEATRE
view of the auditorium
London, UK
Credit : Colin Willoughby / ArenaPAL
SIR PETER HALL  <br>b. 1930,  is an English theatre and film director  <br>he founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and directed the Royal National Theatre  <br>Credit : Henrietta Butler / ArenaPAL
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SIR PETER HALL
b. 1930, is an English theatre and film director
he founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and directed the Royal National Theatre
Credit : Henrietta Butler / ArenaPAL
RHINOCEROS by Eugene Ionesco  <br>Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith  <br>at the Strand Theatre, London, UK  <br>1960  <br>Credit : John Timbers / ArenaPAL
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RHINOCEROS by Eugene Ionesco
Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith
at the Strand Theatre, London, UK
1960
Credit : John Timbers / ArenaPAL
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Oscar Wilde  <br>backstage dressing room  <br>Royal Shakespeare Company  <br>at the Richmond Theatre, London, UK  <br>1992  <br>Credit : Pete Jones / ArenaPAL
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A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Oscar Wilde
backstage dressing room
Royal Shakespeare Company
at the Richmond Theatre, London, UK
1992
Credit : Pete Jones / ArenaPAL
SOCK AND BUSKIN MASKS <br>The two ancient symbols of comedy and tragedy <br>Credit : Hilary Shedel / ArenaPAL<br><br><br><br>
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SOCK AND BUSKIN MASKS
The two ancient symbols of comedy and tragedy
Credit : Hilary Shedel / ArenaPAL



THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan  <br>Anna Paquin and Jake Gyllenhaal  <br>at the Garrick Theatre, London, UK  <br>March 2002  <br>Credit : Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
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THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan
Anna Paquin and Jake Gyllenhaal
at the Garrick Theatre, London, UK
March 2002
Credit : Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE by Jay Presson Allen <br>Vanessa redgrave (as Jean Brodie)  <br>at Wyndhams Theatre, London, UK  <br>May 1966   <br>Credit: Mander & Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
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THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE by Jay Presson Allen
Vanessa redgrave (as Jean Brodie)
at Wyndhams Theatre, London, UK
May 1966
Credit: Mander & Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
DON CARLOS by Friedrich Schiller  <br>Derek Jacobi (as King Philip of Spain)  <br>at the Gielgud Theatre, London, UK  <br>January 2005  <br>Credit : Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL<br><br>
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DON CARLOS by Friedrich Schiller
Derek Jacobi (as King Philip of Spain)
at the Gielgud Theatre, London, UK
January 2005
Credit : Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL

OTHELLO by William Shakespeare  <br>set and costume drawing for the Senate Scene  <br>design by The Motley Group  <br>at St James Theatre, London, UK  <br>1951  <br>Credit: Mander & Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
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OTHELLO by William Shakespeare
set and costume drawing for the Senate Scene
design by The Motley Group
at St James Theatre, London, UK
1951
Credit: Mander & Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
RICHARD II by William Shakespeare  <br>costume drawing for the Duchess of York  <br>design by The Motley Group  <br>at Queens Theatre, London, UK  <br>1937  <br>Credit: Mander & Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
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RICHARD II by William Shakespeare
costume drawing for the Duchess of York
design by The Motley Group
at Queens Theatre, London, UK
1937
Credit: Mander & Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
BENT by Martin Sherman  <br>Alan Cumming (as Max)  <br>at the Trafalgar Studios, London, UK  <br>2006  <br>Credit : Johan Persson / ArenaPAL
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BENT by Martin Sherman
Alan Cumming (as Max)
at the Trafalgar Studios, London, UK
2006
Credit : Johan Persson / ArenaPAL
EQUUS by Peter Shaffer  <br>Daniel Radcliffe (as Alan Strang) and Will Kemp (as the horse, Nugget)  <br>at the Gielgud Theatre, London, UK <br>February 2007   <br>Credit: Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
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EQUUS by Peter Shaffer
Daniel Radcliffe (as Alan Strang) and Will Kemp (as the horse, Nugget)
at the Gielgud Theatre, London, UK
February 2007
Credit: Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
EAST IS EAST by Ayub Khan-Din  <br>Ian Aspinall (as Nazir), Zita Sattar (as Meena) and Jimi Mistry (as Tariq)  <br>Tamasha Theatre Company  <br>at the Royal Court Theatre, London, UK  <br>1996  <br>Credit: Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
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EAST IS EAST by Ayub Khan-Din
Ian Aspinall (as Nazir), Zita Sattar (as Meena) and Jimi Mistry (as Tariq)
Tamasha Theatre Company
at the Royal Court Theatre, London, UK
1996
Credit: Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
THE COAST OF UTOPIA PART III : SALVAGE by Tom Stoppard  <br>Directed by Trevor Nunn  <br>at the National Theatre, London, UK  <br>June 2002  <br>Credit: Ivan Kyncl / ArenaPAL<br><br>
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THE COAST OF UTOPIA PART III : SALVAGE by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Trevor Nunn
at the National Theatre, London, UK
June 2002
Credit: Ivan Kyncl / ArenaPAL

JUMPERS by Tom Stoppard  <br>Michael Hordern  <br>at the National Theatre, London, UK  <br>1976  <br>Credit: John Timbers / ArenaPAL
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JUMPERS by Tom Stoppard
Michael Hordern
at the National Theatre, London, UK
1976
Credit: John Timbers / ArenaPAL
MACBETH by William Shakespeare  <br>Patrick Stewart (as Macbeth)  <br>at the Gielgud Theatre, London, UK  <br>September 2007  <br>Credit : Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL <br><br><br><br>
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MACBETH by William Shakespeare
Patrick Stewart (as Macbeth)
at the Gielgud Theatre, London, UK
September 2007
Credit : Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL



SWIMMING WITH SHARKS by George Huang  <br>Christian Slater (as Buddy Ackerman)  <br>at the Vaudeville theatre, London, UK  <br>October 2007  <br>Credit : Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL<br><br>
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SWIMMING WITH SHARKS by George Huang
Christian Slater (as Buddy Ackerman)
at the Vaudeville theatre, London, UK
October 2007
Credit : Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL

WAR HORSE by Michael Morpurgo  <br>with Craig Leo as puppeteer  <br>at the National Theatre, London, UK   <br>October 2007  <br>Credit: Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
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WAR HORSE by Michael Morpurgo
with Craig Leo as puppeteer
at the National Theatre, London, UK
October 2007
Credit: Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
SIR JOHN GIELGUD  <br>b.1904 - 2000, regarded by many as one of the greatest British actors in history  <br>and is one of few entertainers to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award  <br>in London, 1979  <br>Credit : John Hedgecoe / ArenaPAL
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SIR JOHN GIELGUD
b.1904 - 2000, regarded by many as one of the greatest British actors in history
and is one of few entertainers to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award
in London, 1979
Credit : John Hedgecoe / ArenaPAL
INFERNO <br>Romeo Castellucci / Societas Raffaello Sanzio Company <br>at the Barbican Theatre, London, UK <br>April 2009 <br>Credit : Francis Loney / ArenaPAL
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INFERNO
Romeo Castellucci / Societas Raffaello Sanzio Company
at the Barbican Theatre, London, UK
April 2009
Credit : Francis Loney / ArenaPAL
ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare  <br>Adetomiwa Edun (as Romeo) and Ellie Kendrick (as Juliet)  <br>at the Globe Theatre, London, UK  <br>April 2009  <br>Credit : Pete Jones / ArenaPAL
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ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare
Adetomiwa Edun (as Romeo) and Ellie Kendrick (as Juliet)
at the Globe Theatre, London, UK
April 2009
Credit : Pete Jones / ArenaPAL
MACBETH by William Shakespeare  <br>Ian McKellen (as Macbeth)  <br>Royal Shakespeare Company  <br>at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK  <br>August 1976  <br>Credit : Laurence Burns / ArenaPAL
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MACBETH by William Shakespeare
Ian McKellen (as Macbeth)
Royal Shakespeare Company
at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
August 1976
Credit : Laurence Burns / ArenaPAL
THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie  <br>Theatre poster for the original West End production  <br>with Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim  <br>at the Ambassadors Theatre, London, UK  <br>November 1952  <br>Credit : Mander & Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
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THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie
Theatre poster for the original West End production
with Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim
at the Ambassadors Theatre, London, UK
November 1952
Credit : Mander & Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
SAINT JOAN by by George Bernard Shaw  <br>Sybil Thorndike (as Joan of Arc)  <br>at New Theatre, London, UK  <br>March 1924   <br>Bertram Park and Yvonne Gregory Collection  <br>Credit: Mander & Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
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SAINT JOAN by by George Bernard Shaw
Sybil Thorndike (as Joan of Arc)
at New Theatre, London, UK
March 1924
Bertram Park and Yvonne Gregory Collection
Credit: Mander & Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry  <br>Theatre programme for first West End production  <br>with Earle Hyman and Kim Hamilton, directed by Lloyd Richards  <br>at the Adelphi Theatre, London, UK  <br>1959 <br>Credit : Mander and Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
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A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
Theatre programme for first West End production
with Earle Hyman and Kim Hamilton, directed by Lloyd Richards
at the Adelphi Theatre, London, UK
1959
Credit : Mander and Mitchenson / ArenaPAL
JERUSALEM by Butterworth<br>Mark Rylance (as Johnny 'Rooster' Byron) and Mackenzie Crook (as Ginger)   <br>at the Apollo Theatre, London, UK  <br>February 2010  <br>Credit : Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL
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JERUSALEM by Butterworth
Mark Rylance (as Johnny 'Rooster' Byron) and Mackenzie Crook (as Ginger)
at the Apollo Theatre, London, UK
February 2010
Credit : Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL
HEARTBREAK HOUSE by George Bernard Shaw   <br>Imogen Stubbs and Felicity Kendal   <br>at Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, UK   <br>1992   <br>Credit: Michael Ward / ArenaPAL
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HEARTBREAK HOUSE by George Bernard Shaw
Imogen Stubbs and Felicity Kendal
at Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, UK
1992
Credit: Michael Ward / ArenaPAL
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht  <br>Michael Gambon (as Eilif)  <br>at the National Theatre, Southbank, London, UK  <br>1965  <br>Credit: John Timbers / ArenaPAL
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MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht
Michael Gambon (as Eilif)
at the National Theatre, Southbank, London, UK
1965
Credit: John Timbers / ArenaPAL
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM by William Shakespeare   <br>Oliver Chris (as Bottom) and Judi Dench (as Titania)  <br>in rehearsal at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, UK   <br>February 2010   <br>Credit : Nobby Clark / ArenaPAL
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A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM by William Shakespeare
Oliver Chris (as Bottom) and Judi Dench (as Titania)
in rehearsal at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, UK
February 2010
Credit : Nobby Clark / ArenaPAL
MISANTHROPE by Moliere  <br>Damian Lewis (as Alceste) and  Keira Knightly (as Jennifer)  <br>in rehearsal at the Comedy Theatre, London, UK <br>November 2009  <br>Credit : Johan Persson / ArenaPAL
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MISANTHROPE by Moliere
Damian Lewis (as Alceste) and Keira Knightly (as Jennifer)
in rehearsal at the Comedy Theatre, London, UK
November 2009
Credit : Johan Persson / ArenaPAL
THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall  <br>David Harewood (as Martin Luther King) <br>at the Theatre 503, Battersea, London, UK:<br>June 2009  <br>Credit: Sheila Burnett / ArenaPAL
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THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall
David Harewood (as Martin Luther King)
at the Theatre 503, Battersea, London, UK:
June 2009
Credit: Sheila Burnett / ArenaPAL