This section of Theatrecrafts.com is the home of the Backstage Heritage Collection.
Click the links below to explore the site. Equipment listings can be found by Manufacturer. You can also look through specific Collections. A simple search can be carried out in the main site search box above right.
Use a single word as the search term (e.g. search for Cantata rather than Cantata Profile or Strand rather than Strand Electric).
NEW You can now also search for a particular product using the manufacturer name then the product (e.g. ETC Express or Strand Cantata).
If you’d like to support our work in digitising thousands of documents and artefacts, we’d really value your donation on our GoFundMe page. Your donations will speed up the process considerably.
Exclusive talks from industry professionals about aspects of technical theatre history.
Browse manufacturers for product information, publications and exhibits in the collection.
A new (and growing) section look at equipment evolving across different manufacturers.
All of the exhibits & documents are part of Collections, based on who donated them to us.
Items of historical interest on display around the world
A collection of scanned texts of historical interest
Information about some key practitioners in the world of entertainment technoogy, and personnel involved with various manufacturers featured in the archive.
Articles and blogs featuring the Backstage Heritage Collection, and links to other archives
Lighting plans from the 1950s to the present day
Tabs, Lights, Strandlight, Strand News, Live, Cue and Cue International journals to read online
Key documents and equipment for each decade – new section under construction