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.

Who won the Theatre Book Prize?

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Are you a recent graduate? Apply for one of our Free Anniversary Memberships here

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STR Bristol Conference 18th - 21st July: book now

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Members' Notes and Queries

22nd May 2024

An answer for Gary Naylor

Kate Quartano Brown

22nd May 2024

Information requested: Iris Brooke (1905-1981).

Dolla Merrillees

19th May 2024

A question

Gary Naylor

16th November 2023

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

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

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