Practitioner Research and Development Grants

This year, the Society for Theatre Research is delighted to announce new annual Practitioner Grants to support those who are working in the UK to facilitate British and British-related theatre projects. These grants were first offered during the pandemic year of 2020 in order to support the theatre which had been so catastrophically affected by the restrictions. See Covid19 Support Grants 2020 and Practitioner Grants 2021 for more about these.

This year there is a maximum of ten support grants of £200 available. We particularly welcome applications for projects working with under-represented voices in British Theatre. To get an idea of the kinds of projects we can fund, please look at last year’s recipients of the grant programme – click here and scroll down to ‘Past recipients’. We can support individuals or groups, and up to a maximum of three grants in different years.

Who can apply

We can support practitioners doing work related to our supported disciplines.

Anyone who applies needs to:

  • Apply as an individual, or a small group of practitioners – organisations cannot apply
  • be based in the UK
  • be at least 18 years old


What can I apply for?

Activities can be up to 1 year in length.

Some examples of things you can apply for are:

  • Costs associated with staging a performance
  • Workshop
  • Networking event



Any activity we support must focus on one or more of our supported disciplines and demonstrate a clear benefit to others. As such, we are happy to accept applications to cover (including but not limited to) the costs of translators, rehearsal space and to facilitate practice. It is essential that your project is demonstrable and has a measured outcome.


Successful applicants will be asked to provide a report after 12 months and to credit the Society for Theatre Research


Next year’s application form will appear here at the beginning of 2025. For all queries, please email