Performing Arts and Entertainment Industry Resources
* Unless otherwise specified, the websites are in English
- A gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents
- Architecture Information from Architectural Record
Audio and Sound Effects
- The Virtual Gramophone – Canadien Historical Sound Recordings
- The world's largest publisher of professional sound effects and royalty free music
- Very useful, educational audio papers
- Automation FX - specializing in theatre automation systems & products and home of the AirPux 2 scenery moving system
Costumes and Wardrobe
- Canada's leading manufacturer of sewing threads
- Costume database on period costume, from the Middle Ages up to the early 20th century
- A world-class collection of contemporary and historical dress
- The Costumer's Manifesto, the Web’s largest, and most eclectic, collection of costume sites.
- The ideal location to find the right trimmings to enhance clothes and decorations
Design and Props
- Name that Color! (In French only)
- Printable 1/2" scale model things
- Music Books Plus is the best source for music, audio and stage books, videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs, software and sheet music
- Theatre Words: six printed editions and six downloadable pdf editions that cover a total of 24 languages. Plus Apps for iOS and Android. Every single word can be translated to and from every language. Even across different books and apps because they all use the same unique word number.
- Bill William's Lighting Design for Architecture and the Arts, including a lighting history section
- Flameless candles and LEDs (in Canada)
- Flameless candles and LEDs (in the USA)
- Strand History and Archives
- A site devoted to the study of Renaissance and Baroque Theatrical Spectacle
- JR Clancy installation guidelines and checklists for installing rigging
- Stage & Rigging Terms
Tools and Gear
- Sticking things together: The Art of Bonding
- A good place to start looking for tech-related stuff and ideas (USA based)
- Lee Valley is a family-owned business that has been serving users of woodworking and gardening tools since 1978.
- Power guide around the world
- World's Safest Table Saw!