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.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare with 400,000 In-Context Definitions and 30,000-Term Thesaurus

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). http://www.speak-the-

Condensed and simplified Shakespeare:





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Local Theatre's

Sixteenth Avenue Theatre

Tauranga Musical Theatre


Te Puke Repertory Society

Katikati Theatre

Twice as Good Productions / Summer Shakespeare



Resources for Drama Teachers


Scenes for Teens: Great scenes for teaching teens.