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.

February 21st in Soho - All about Pollocks!

Alan Powers talks Toy Theatres

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Members' Notes and Queries

16th November 2023

Fully-funded PhD opportunity – Oxford University and the National Trust

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

21st August 2023

Sir Stanley Wells’s Culture Fix

Geoffrey Davidson

14th August 2023

Praise for ‘The Funniest Man in London’ in the TLS

Anthony Binns

26th July 2023

Publication of George Devine’s Wartime Letters

Howard Loxton

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The Society for Theatre Research was one of the featured supporters of The Stage Awards 2023.

Who won? Find out here!

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


Join the Society and become part of our next seventy-five 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