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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Different Stages - workshop in Bristol

discussing the role of public engagement and knowledge exchange

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Member Notices

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


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

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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

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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