Since 1948, the Society has advanced research into British-related theatre. We run lectures and conferences, publish books and journals, offer funding and prizes, promote excellent scholarship and support the continuing development of practice.

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Research Awards

Applications are now closed for the 2019 awards - recipients will be announced at the STR AGM on May 9th

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Innovation and the STR

David Coates, member, award recipient, and one of the founders of the New Researchers’ Network, writes about the STR’s consistent engagement with innovation in the world of theatre research. Practical, theoretical, historical, contemporary, traditional and cutting-edge, the STR is engaged on all fronts, embarking confidently on the next seventy curiosity-filled years. Read more about us in his article.

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Member Notices

8 March 2019

Membership Matters

Kate Quartano Brown

24 February 2019

Theatre Translation Futures Forum, Monday 4 March 2019, 19:00-21:00 Bloomsbury Studio Theatre

Geraldine Brodie

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Kate Quartano Brown

14 February 2019


David Huxley

8 February 2019

Two Events about Richmond Theatre by Frank Matcham

Adam Harrison

30 January 2019

Critics Circle Theatre Awards 2018

Howard Loxton

21 January 2019

Scottish Opera in Matcham splendour

Geoffrey Davidson

17 January 2019

Matcham’s Masterpieces on Film

Barry Sheppard

24 November 2018

Smedley on Smedley

Kate Quartano Brown

13 November 2018

Response to Darren Smith

Kate Quartano Brown

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Highlights of membership

  • the Society’s journal, Theatre Notebook (three times a year)
  • social gatherings after the Christmas Lecture and the AGM
  • at least one exclusive book publication a year
  • the winter lecture series (October - May)
  • a variety of other events around the UK (and occasionally abroad)
  • the opportunity to publicise your research interests on our website