Detour Theatre

Boutique theatre and drama academy

Music, Sounds, Props etc


Rob MacKillop (

Free-to-download recordings of lute, vihuela, theorbo and early guitar. Check with the owner before using in your production. Don't forget to make a donation to help Rob. :)

Free sounds and music:

Creative Commons and Public Domain music available at:
(As always do check copyright details at the website).

ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.


Free sounds and music:

Sounds Search the web for sounds using Find Sounds:

A free source for sounds:

Purchase world class sound effects online:

Props, Set, etc

Great book we have used a lot: Stage Crafts by Chris Hoggett. Available here at





"Ultimate Shakespeare Resource Guide"
Loads of great links for all things Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's Words: The online version of the best-selling glossary and language companion.

Open Source Shakespeare: Useful information such as viewing all of a characters cues and lines in one click.

Shakespeare Line Count:
Usefully shows the number of actual lines a character has.

No Fear Shakespeare Modern and classic text side by side online:

In-depth and accurate Shakespeare information, including free play analysis, Shakespeare's biography, essays, answers to common Shakespeare questions, and a Shakespearean glossary.

Costumes, Prose, and More: Information and links to lots of great stuff!

Resource Guide to Elizabethan Era Costumes
There are all sorts of great stuff here. Thank you, Ava:

Listen to some of Shakepeares plays online (files are large so we suggest you download them before listening).

Condensed and simplified Shakespeare:

Words Coined by Shakespeare: Words and phrases coined by Shakespeare. Thank you, Caleb:

Playhouses and Theatres: A short history of famous outdoor Playhouses
Thank you, Jack:





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Local Theatre's

Sixteenth Avenue Theatre

Tauranga Musical Theatre

Te Puke Repertory Society

Katikati Theatre

Outdoor Summer Shakespeare in the Bay (Te Puna Quarry)

Summer Shakespeare Tauranga (Historic Village)


Resources for Drama Teachers


Scenes for Teens: Great scenes for teaching teens.