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

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

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Members' features

Notes and Queries

An intriguing query came into the members’ interests mailbox the other week. Darren Smith collects old theatrical autographs, photographs and other memorabilia, and this one foxed him, so he wrote to us asking if anyone could decipher it. Within an astonishingly short period of time, our committee member Michael Read had pinned it down. Do *you* have a query you'd like to put to the Members At Large of the STR?

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Member Notices

14 February 2019


David Huxley

8 February 2019

Two Events about Richmond Theatre by Frank Matcham

Adam Harrison

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

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

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  • social gatherings after the Christmas Lecture and the AGM
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  • the winter lecture series (October - May)
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