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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Antony Sher's Lear Diaries wins this year's hotly contested Prize. Read what the judges said at the star-studded event!

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APAC/STR Symposium July 1st

at the V&A - free to Members - don't miss this exciting and useful day!

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Join the STR Committee

We're looking for a new Chair for the Lectures Series

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Become a Mover and Shaker at the STR!

We're looking for a new Chair for the Lecture Series

Would you like to be in charge of a fully-funded lecture series programme? Find exciting speakers for us, get to know the most interesting and dynamic people in theatre today and bring them to us, using and extending your own networks to create a free lecture series that will have people queuing at the doors.

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Member Notices

13 June 2019


David Huxley

8 March 2019

Membership Matters

Kate Quartano Brown

24 February 2019

Theatre Translation Futures Forum, Monday 4 March 2019, 19:00-21:00 Bloomsbury Studio Theatre

Geraldine Brodie

Place a Notice here!

Kate Quartano Brown

30 January 2019

Critics Circle Theatre Awards 2018

Howard Loxton

21 January 2019

Scottish Opera in Matcham splendour

Geoffrey Davidson

17 January 2019

Matcham’s Masterpieces on Film

Barry Sheppard

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

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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