blplaybills.org is a research tool to find and view playbills (theatre posters) from some collections of the British Library's theatrical playbills.
It does not contain everything the Library has to offer, but has access to about 80,000 playbills made available by the Library under a Creative Commons license.
These include playbills digitised from over 500 physical volumes of theatrical English, Scottish, and Irish playbills between 1600 and 1902 (mostly 19th century).
Playbill text was created using optical character recognition (OCR) software. This text can be quite rough, but it can be searched to quickly find individual playbills using simple text searches.
The results show a low resolution image of the individual playbill, and the OCR text of the contents.
The search can be filtered to narrow the results.
It is also possible to copy the OCR text, as well as view/download a high resolution copy of the image.