Welcome to the website of our two research projects, the first fully funded academic studies of amateur theatre in the UK.

Join us to hear more about our research on 17th September, 2016


You are warmly invited to hear what we have been doing, and to discuss amateur theatre.  The day will take the form of short talks, brief performances, exhibitions, workshops about archiving and documenting theatre, and roundtable discussions. We are delighted that we will be joined by the following speakers:

Lyn Gardner, theatre critic at The Guardian

Ian Wainwright, Royal Shakespeare Company’s producer of Dream16 and Open Stages

Simon Sladen, Senior Curator in Modern and Contemporary Performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Tamara von Werthern, Nick Hern Books

And leading members of the amateur theatre… including a brief performance by the Royal Navy Theatre Association

The event is free, but registration is essential. It’s at Royal Holloway, University of London – not far from Windsor (Egham)Further information and registration can be found here: