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.

Annual Address following the AGM

May 25th - Memory Lanes: reflections on historical pageantry

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Theatre Book Prize 2022 SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED

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Members! AGM papers available in About Us/Public Documents

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Members' Notes and Queries

7th April 2022

Where is Captain Hook?

Kate Quartano Brown

1st March 2022

London Island Theatres – Adam Harrison

Diana Fraser

13th September 2021

A special offer from publishers Nick Hern Books

Howard Loxton

11th May 2021

New issue of Critical Stages (No 22) now available free

Howard Loxton

The STR and the restructuring of the V&A in 2021: statement and response and result

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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