THE SOCIETY FOR THEATRE RESEARCH
is celebrating 75 years of scholarship practical and theoretical with a wide-ranging conference at Bristol.

 

Conference Attendance and Accommodation

There are a number of different options for attending the conference, from a complete four-day package (including the Gala Dinner and either an en-suite or shared bathroom) to a single half-day attendance. If you can only come for part of it please put together your own package – you can include single day sessions and also overnight stays (the day’s conference session is included in the cost of an overnight package).

When you get to the checkout stage of the process you will be able to specify any dietary or access requirements you may have.

VAT is included in all packages.

Note parking is pre-booked only.

 

Any queries please email chair@str.org.uk

Booking Packages

Complete Conference Package ensuite bathroom
(three nights bed and board £432; gala dinner £30; conference registration fee £10) £472

Complete Conference Package shared bathroom
(three nights bed and board £367.20; gala dinner £30; conference registration fee £10) £407.20

 

Construct your own package

Conference Registration Fee £10

18th July Half Day package (includes tea and coffee) £25.20

19th July Full Day package (includes tea, coffee, and lunch) £50.40

20th July Full Day package (includes tea, coffee and lunch) £50.40

The gala dinner takes place on 20 July. Please purchase a separate ticket if you would like to attend.

20th July Gala Dinner (wine not included) £30

21st July Half Day package (includes tea and coffee) £25.20

 

Accommodation: please note that the day’s conference session is included in the cost of the room package.

18th July Single Room with en-suite bathroom (all meals included) £144

18th July Single Room with shared bathroom (all meals included) £122.40

19th July Single Room with en-suite bathroom (all meals included) £144

19th July Single Room with shared bathroom (all meals included) £122.40

20th July Single Room with en-suite bathroom (Gala Dinner not included) £144

20th July Single Room with shared bathroom (Gala Dinner not included) £122.40

 

Parking

on-site, per day £10. Please book as many days as you think you’ll need.

Draft Timetable Announced

The Draft Timetable for the conference is now available for download. Please note that this is still a DRAFT schedule and may be changed.

Click here to download

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dates: Thursday 18–Sunday 21 July 2024

Location: Wills Hall, University of Bristol

Theme: Papers and Panels on all subjects in British theatre research are welcome

The Society for Theatre Research was founded in 1948 to serve all those interested in the history and technique of British and British-related theatre, and in the decades since, it has brought together academic and independent scholars, researchers, performers, and other theatre workers. As well as publishing specialist theatre books and the academic journal Theatre Notebook, the Society stages lectures, study days and other events. It also supports its own New Researchers Network, presents a prize for the best theatre book of the year and runs the Poel Workshops for recent entrants to the acting profession.

In celebration of the Society’s 75th year, we will be holding a conference in Bristol in July 2024. We intend this conference to reflect the breadth of participation and interest that has marked out the Society since its beginnings. To that end we invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of British theatre. Subjects and areas could include – but are not limited to – acting, theatre administration, theatre buildings, circuses, collections, criticism, dance, illustration, music hall, staging, pantomime, performance, set design, theatre objects.

The conference will include an event to honour David Mayer and Jim Davis.

Submitting abstracts: Abstracts should be submitted by 23.59 on 15 March 2024. Abstracts of papers (20 minutes), panels (three or four papers of 20 minutes), roundtables (up to five participants), and alternative formats (of your own devising, including short performance-based workshops) should be a maximum of 200 words and should be accompanied by a biography of all participants of 150 words. They should be submitted as Word files to: jacqui.julier@new.ox.ac.uk.

Enquiries: Any enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be addressed to the Society’s secretary Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland via the STR email address contact@str.org.uk.

Please note proposals are subject to our Terms and Conditions.