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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STR Research Grants for 2022 Announced

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Theatre Book Prize winner 2022 Announced!

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Members' Notes and Queries

9th July 2022

Roseliska! at The Prisoner’s Theatre, Portchester Castle

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

28th June 2022

Call for information: Nancy Roberts (1885-1962)

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

21st June 2022

Cardboard Gothic: Damsels, Demons and Heroes

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

13th June 2022

Black Theatre Making in the Lord Chamberlain’s Plays Collection.

Kate Dossett

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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