The 2012 Annual Address

100 Years of Scenography – the British contribution, presented by Professor Christopher Baugh. 8.15pm, 15th May 2012, Art Workers’ Guild, London | map Professor Baugh is Vice-Chairman of the Society for … Continue reading

David Weston wins the Theatre Book Prize

The winner of the 2011 Theatre Book Prize has been announced as David Weston, author of Covering McKellen (Rickshaw Publishing). [posted: 25.4.12] More photographs, and full audio of the speeches, can … Continue reading

John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star

Why was John Gielgud considered the greatest classical actor of the twentieth century? What was the true nature of his difficult relationship with his great rival Laurence Olivier? How as a … Continue reading

Conference: Subsidy, Patronage & Sponsorship

Subsidy, Patronage & Sponsorship: Theatre and Performance Culture in Uncertain Times 19-21 July, 2012 V&A’s Sackler Centre, London This three-day, international conference is organized by the University of Reading and the … Continue reading

Playhouses of Shakespeare’s London

Friday 11th May 8pm Vestry Hall, Richmond Juliet Bowsher from the Museum of London will be talking about “Playhouses of Shakespeare’s London”. For more information about the Richmond Archaeological Society, please … Continue reading

Punch & Judy in Scotland

by Martin MacGilp My research project on the history of puppets and ventriloquism in Scotland was commenced some 15 years ago. In 2002 I received a research award from the Society … Continue reading

Conference Grants

The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments offer £2000 worth of awards in each academic year to postgraduate students in SCUDD departments/units to facilitate giving papers or equivalent presentations at conferences … Continue reading

UPSTAGE: Call for Papers

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, has issued a call for papers for its Summer 2012 issue. Topics may include, but … Continue reading

SIBMAS Conference 2012

25-26th October, 2012 Victoria & Albert Museum, London Best Practice! Innovative Techniques for Performing Arts Collections, Libraries and Museums Performing arts collections exist within a fast-changing environment. Shifts in the world … Continue reading

ABTT Theatre Show 2012

13th-14th June The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1. The Association of British Theatre Technicians is moving it’s 2012 Theatre Show to the ‘Old Truman Brewery’ in the heart of … Continue reading

Conference: Normansfield – Past, Present and Future

Normansfield – Past, Present and Future, Saturday 5th May, Teddington, London | map A conference exploring the history of Normansfield and its collections through historical research, archiving and personal experience. Speakers … Continue reading

Wickham Lecture 2012

The STR, in association with Bristol University Drama Dept: 10 May 2012, 5.30 pm Wickham Theatre, University of Bristol, Cantock’s Close | map One of Britain’s most successful dramatists, (Destiny, Maydays, … Continue reading