In its diversity, the theatre collection documents various aspects of the history of theatre. It focuses primarily on the history of amateur and professional theatre in Bohemia and Moravia in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Foreign-language theatre, primarily German, is also represented here.
The theatre collection holds approximately 750,000 items. In the CES[PG1] , 508,143 numbers are recorded. According to the type of material they hold, the fonds are divided into the following groups: