WELCOME to the SOCIETY FOR THEATRE RESEARCH

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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Research Awards 2020

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Research awards

New Scholars Essay Prize

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Member Notices

3 October 2019

Pierrots and concert parties

Tony Lidington

25 September 2019

European Historic Theatres Day – 25th October

Barry Sheppard

4 August 2019

Goodison Fellowship: open for applications

Howard Loxton

1 August 2019

Your chance to join the Tiller Girls………….

Barry Sheppard

30 July 2019

A new novel about Stoker, Irving and Terry

Howard Loxton

27 July 2019

Publishers offering discounts on books

Howard Loxton

16 July 2019

Fairfield Halls Croydon Open Day

Adam Harrison

6 July 2019

Richmond Theatre Open Day & Event

Adam Harrison

1 July 2019

A history of the Victorian Music Hall on stage

Anthony Binns

13 June 2019

MANCHESTER STAGE BY STAGE

David Huxley

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Membership

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