Category Archives: Past Events

LECTURE – February 2016
Excavating Enthoven: the Life and Times of a Theatre Collector

Thursday 11 February 2016 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall Presented by DR KATE DORNEY In 1924, Gabrielle Enthoven, the self-styled ‘theatrical encyclopedia’, successfully persuaded the Victoria & Albert Museum to … Continue reading


LECTURE – October 2015
Fighting Talk – The Secrets Of Stage Combat Revealed

Tuesday 13 October 2015 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall | map Presented by TERRY KING Live theatre relies on the skill and creativity of the fight director to choreograph scenes … Continue reading


Wickham Lecture 2015: “Observing the creative process: directors and actors in rehearsal”

5.30pm, Wednesday 13th May The Wickham Theatre, Vandyck Building, Cantocks Close, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UP | map Free admission ‘Observing the creative process: directors and actors in rehearsal’ Presented by … Continue reading


Edward Gordon Craig Lecture 2015: Framing the Unknown

Monday, 18 May 2015 from 7-9.30pm Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY | map This year’s Gordon Craig Lecture, in association with the Royal Central … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Annual Address: Cleopatra’s Sisters

Tuesday 19 May at 8.15pm (following the AGM), at the Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury, London | map Presented by Dame Janet Suzman The Annual Address will deal with the ever-veiled participation … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Beckett Goes Nude: Breath, Oh! Calcutta! & the Sexual Revolution

Thursday 16 April 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Dr Graham Saunders Most theatre audiences first introduction to Samuel Beckett’s drama in the early 1970s come … Continue reading


STR Lecture – The Gladiator, the Indian, the Dutchman and Shakespeare:  Three American Actors in Nineteenth-Century England

Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE Presented by Dr Arthur Bloom The New York Mirror of December 4, 1880 … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Eventful Evidence

Wednesday 11 February 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Professor Heike Roms Reconstructing and re-enacting, exhibiting and curating, mapping and walking – increasingly theatre and performance … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Ellen Terry: Highlights from the Wardrobe of the ‘Lady of the Lyceum’

Thursday 15 January 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE. Presented by Veronica Isaac This talk will explore the ways in which the … Continue reading


STR Lecture: “Toole among the Americans: New World, New Wonderland”

Wednesday 15th October 2014, London THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE Presented by DR MICHAEL READ What happened when England’s funniest man went to America?  It was 1874, and relations between … Continue reading


STR Lecture: “Joan Littlewood: Her Vision and Legacies”

Thursday 13th November 2014 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall, London | map Discussion panel with PHILIP HEDLEY, DEREK PAGET & SARAH-JANE RAWLINGS, chaired by PROFESSOR NADINE HOLDSWORTH In her centenary … Continue reading


STR Lecture: “George Speaight And The Juvenile Drama: A Centenary Celebration”

Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 7.30pm at the Art Workers Guild, London | map Maggie Collins Lecture Presented by HORATIO BLOOD and FRIENDS George Speaight (1914-2005) was a founding member of … Continue reading