Roundabout Theatre Company

Collections et projets

Finding aids

Roundabout Theatre Company Archives house institutional and stage production documentation chronicling the company’s output as a not-for-profit theatre producer. Incorporated in 1965, the company’s collections are rich in New York theatre history with focus placed on extensive documentation for staged plays and musicals, formal play readings, galas and special events, theatre renovation, departmental records, financial records, manuscripts, costumes, theatre ephemera (posters, playbills, advertisements), and one-of-a-kind audio/visual holdings.

Finding aids are generated for frequently accessed collections and all staged productions. Finding aid summaries can be downloaded in PDF format. For those collections that currently are not discoverable through finding aids, please contact the archives with specific material requests.
The Archives are open to approved researchers by appointment, Monday-Friday 11AM to 4PM, or by special arrangement.

Welcome to the collection

Through dedicated funding from the Leon Levy Foundation, the Roundabout Theatre Company Archives were officially launched in 2008. During your visit, you’ll discover production photographs, publicity materials, set and costume sketches, scripts, audio and video interviews, cast recordings, costumes, institutional records, theatre reconstruction documentation, and records chronicling our education program.

This collection reflects the scope of our work as a producing company managing five unique stages, both on and off Broadway, as well as the range of educational programs through our partnerships with New York City’s public schools.

Whether you’ve come to discover more of our rich history, search our records for your own research, or just relive past productions, we hope you’ll enjoy learning about Roundabout’s growth from a small off-Broadway theatre to our place today as one of the country’s most influential not-for-profit cultural organizations.