LECTURE: A Respectable Actor: Rehearsed reading

Thursday 13th February 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Professor David Roberts Chair: tba Thomas Betterton was Restoration London’s leading actor and theatre manager. He worked with … Continue reading

LECTURE: Affecting Theatre: Spectatorship and Participation

Wednesday 15th January 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Prof. Nicola Shaughnessy & Prof. Robert Shaughnessy Chair: tba There has recently been an upsurge of interest in … Continue reading

MAGGIE COLLINS LECTURE: Music in the Early 18th-Century London Fair Theatres

Tuesday 17th December, 7.30pm Art Workers’ Guild, Bloomsbury, London | map Presented by Dr Vanessa Rogers Chair: tba By the beginning of the 18th century the London fairs were a vital … Continue reading

LECTURE/PERFORMANCE: Mad Jigs and Merry Jests: Recuperating the Musical Theatre of Shakespeare’s Age

Tue 19 November 2013, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Dr Roger Clegg, Lucie Skeaping & the City Waites Chair: tba In their forthcoming performance edition of the … Continue reading

LECTURE: The Decline and Fall of the British Rep

Tuesday 15 October 2013, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Richard Digby Day Chair: Professor Michael Gaunt The repertory movement began shortly after the Second World War, flourished … Continue reading


Set to take place in Sheffield in May 2014, the festival brings together seven film screenings, an academic conference, an exhibition, a series of talks and several live performances. The focus … Continue reading

Wandering Minstrels: The History of Travelling Opera in Britain

David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London. Saturday, 26th October 2013. 10.30am to 6 pm (registration from 10am). Tickets: £15 (RAM students and staff free) The purpose of this … Continue reading

Yiddish Theatre in London

Online Exhibition From the late 19th century, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe brought a rich and expressive form of theatre to the East End of London. Plays were performed in Yiddish, … Continue reading

2012 Theatre Book Prize Ceremony (May 2013)

THEATRE BOOK PRIZE for 2012 Announcement of the winner 2 May 2013 The London Palladium was the venue for this year’s presentation of the year’s crop of theatre books and the … Continue reading

Shakespearean London Theatres

April 23 – Aug 25, V&A, London A season of expert lectures on the rich theatrical culture of Shakespearean playhouses that spread across Tudor and Stuart London from 1567– 1642. Discover … Continue reading

The STR Edward Gordon Craig Lecture 2013

The STR, in association with the Central School of Speech & Drama: This year’s lecture, How Edward Gordon Craig can change your life, will be given by Antony McDonald at Central … Continue reading

Theatre Book Prize Shortlist

The Society for Theatre Research is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2012: Mr Foote’s Other Leg by Ian Kelly (Picador) In Two … Continue reading