Category Archives: Events

Nick Hytner Wins STR Theatre Book Prize

Rory Kinnear, who presented the prize with winner Sir Nicholas Hytner (Credit: Ben Wooldridge). Balancing Acts, Sir Nicholas Hytner’s account of his years at the head of the National Theatre, was … Continue reading


Actor and playwright Rory Kinnear (National Theatre, RSC, James Bond franchise) will announce who has won the STR Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2017 and make the presentation at … Continue reading

STR Theatre Book Prize: Short List

The judges have now announced their short list for the Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2017. From sixty submissions they have selected: Balancing Acts by Nicholas Hytner (Jonathan Cape) … Continue reading

Annual General Meeting – Agenda

Tuesday 8th May 2018 The 70th Annual General Meeting of Members will be held at the Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, on Tuesday 8th May 2018 at … Continue reading

EGM 12th Dec

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING (EGM) 12TH DECEMBER 2017 All members are invited to an EGM at 7:00pm on 12th December 2017 at the Art Workers’ Guild, prior to the scheduled lecture at … Continue reading

Annual Address: Lolita Chakrabarti in conversation with Simon Sladen

8th May 2018, public entry at 8.15pm (following the AGM at 7pm): Art Workers’ Guild, London WC1N 3AT | map Lolita Chakrabarti trained at RADA and is an award winning playwright … Continue reading

LECTURE: Alternative Comedy: Its Beginnings Told Through Unpublished Documents from the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive

3rd April 2018, 7:30pm: Swedenborg Hall, London WC1A 2TH | map Presented by Oliver Double Oliver Double is reader in Drama at the University of Kent, where he has established the … Continue reading

LECTURE: ‘The Curtain Will Remain Up:
Naturalist Theatre & The Problem of Pornography’

7th February 2018, 7:30pm: Swedenborg Hall, London WC1A 2TH | map Presented by Dan Rebellato From the very beginning, Naturalist theatre had to defend itself against the accusation that it was … Continue reading

LECTURE: ‘Digging Up Giselle’:
What Happens when Ballet and Archaeology Meet

11th January 2018, 7:30pm: Swedenborg Hall, London WC1A 2TH | map Presented by Keith Cavers Giselle is one of the most popular works in the modern ballet repertoire – we see … Continue reading

LECTURE: Masks of Whiteness:
Costume, Race and Power in The Tempest on Stage

7th November 2017, 

7:30pm: Swedenborg Hall, London WC1A 2TH | map Presented by Dr Bridget Escolme Reading The Tempest as a colonial text has long been a familiar critical practice and … Continue reading

Waterloo Bridge Celebrations

Sunday 18th June 2017, 2.30pm The Bridewell Hall, London EC4Y 8EQ | map You are invited to join us to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opening of the original Waterloo … Continue reading

Stage Manager Wins Theatre Book Prize

The Society’s annual Book Prize has gone to a former National Theatre Stage Manager for her account of the exceptional circumstances in which the National Theatre mounted a production of Fernando … Continue reading