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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STR Publications celebrates the new website launch with a New Year's Sale

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Poel Workshop

Applications are now invited for the 2019 Poel Workshop

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Research Awards

Applications are now invited for the 2019 awards - is your research eligible?

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Members' features

Waterloo Bridge

Sue Solomon is a long standing member of the STR and an independent scholar. Her interests centre on late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century theatre and music. She has directed many plays of the period, including long forgotten works by Mrs. Inchbald and Richard Brinsley Peake. Last year she produced a celebration of 200th anniversary of the opening of the original Waterloo Bridge by the Prince Regent and the Duke of Wellington.

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Member Notices

10 January 2019

Place a Notice here!

Kate Quartano Brown

24 November 2018

Smedley on Smedley

Kate Quartano Brown

13 November 2018

Response to Darren Smith

Kate Quartano Brown

6 November 2018

Can anyone identify this quotation?

Kate Quartano Brown

24 July 2018

New monograph on Thomas ‘Jupiter’ Harris

Kate Quartano Brown

24 September 2012

Finding Sampson Penley


17 July 2012

Master Printer Websdale


4 July 2012



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Join the Society and become part of our next seventy years celebrating British theatre in all its aspects.

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