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. All events take place in the University of London Senate House, are accompanied by wine and refreshments, and there is no need to book. Please save the dates, and we hope to see you there.

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 (Room 349): Performing Oceans: Arabella Stanger (Sussex) and Matthew Kerr (Southampton)

Thursday 28 February, 6:30-8:30pm (Room 349): 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 (Room 349): 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 (Room G35): “Theatre Studies is Too White”, roundtable discussion, chaired by Royona Mitra (Brunel)

Thursday 30 May, 6:30-8:30pm (Room G35): Happy Birthday to London Theatre Seminar

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