The London Theatre Seminar is an inter-collegiate seminar hosted by the Institute of English Studies and attracts participants from all theatre departments in London.  The seminar is a public forum for the development of theatre and performance scholarship and its inter-collegiate and collaborative aspects are central to the productively speculative nature of its enquiry.


We are pleased to announce London Theatre Seminar’s forthcoming 2018-19 schedule. This is the 16th year of LTS, and we are really happy to be hosting a range of provocative and challenging talks, panels, and roundtables, across disciplines. No need to book for any events! Please save the dates, and we hope to see you there.

**Please note that owing to the ongoing academic boycott of the University of London Senate House (https://iwgb.org.uk/en/boycottsenatehouse), London Theatre Seminar will be moved to a nearby location until further notice. Please see below and in the seminar announcements for updated locations.**

Thursday 18 October, 6.30-8.30pm (Room G26): Postgraduate Panel, Martin Young (QMUL), “Bread and Theatre: Price-Riots and Commodification” and Jaz Blackwell-Pal (Birkbeck) “Generating ‘the joy of Pret’”

Thursday 15 November, 6.30-8.30pm (Room G26): Interdisciplinary Dance Studies Panel with Prarthana Purkayastha (RHUL) and Janet O’Shea (UCLA)

Thursday 13 December, 6.30-8.30pm (Room 349): Alyson Campbell (Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne), “Going Feral: queerly de-domesticating the institution (and running wild)”

Thursday 24 January, 6:30-8:30pm (11 Bedford Square (RHUL Central London), Room 1-01): Performing Oceans: Arabella Stanger (Sussex) and Matthew Kerr (Southampton)

Thursday 28 February, 6:30-8:30pm: Postgraduate Panel, Mishandled and Problematic Archives: Raz Weiner (RHUL), “Who Killed Arlosoroff? The Musical! Glittering the Archive and Architecture-Drag” and Tara Fatehi Irani (Roehampton), “Mishandled Archive: Meticulous Dissection / Compulsive Repetition”

Thursday 28 March, 6:30-8:30pm: Brexit and Theatre Studies (joint panel with European Theatre Research Network): Marilena Zaroulia (Winchester), Mischa Twitchin (Goldsmiths), and Duška Radoslevic (CSSD)

Thursday 2 May, 6:30-8:30pm: “Theatre Studies is Too White”, roundtable discussion, chaired by Royona Mitra (Brunel)

Thursday 30 May, 6:30-8:30pm: Fintan Walsh (Birkbeck, University of London) + Happy Birthday to London Theatre Seminar

Click here for a map to the Senate House, or contact the seminar conveners.