We curate a diverse programme of events, consisting of workshops, seminars, lectures, symposia and performances.  The majority of our events are open to public audiences. Unless otherwise stated, they are free of charge to attend, and take place online. Some of our events during the course of a year will address a particular research theme. For 2021-22, our theme is recovery.

Radical Rest: the Art of Recovery

Due to circumstances beyond our control, our conversation event with practitioners from St Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green on Friday 26 November, 6-7pm is cancelled. We hope to rearrange this event for later in the year.

Read more about the work of St Margaret’s House on themes of rest as part of the festival Being Human 2021 here.

Birkbeck Theatre Alumni Annual Lecture

On Friday 10 December, 6-7pm, we welcome theatre director Diane Page to reflect upon her practice.

Diane Page is a graduate of Birkbeck’s MFA Theatre Directing and BA Theatre and Drama Studies programmes. She was recently announced as the winner of the JMK Award for her production of Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act by Athol Fugard at Orange Tree Theatre (August-September 2021). Diane’s lecture will focus on her approach to directing her critically acclaimed production.

This is the inaugural Birkbeck Theatre Alumni Annual Lecture that celebrates the work of graduates of our BA Theatre and Drama Studies, BA Theatre Studies and English, MA Text and Performance, MFA Theatre Directing, MA Dramaturgy and PhD programmes in Birkbeck’s Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing.

GRiT: Graduate Research in Theatre

GRiT is our termly research seminar, featuring presentations by visiting scholars, faculty and graduate students.

Future sessions:

London Theatre Seminar

Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre supports London Theatre Seminar. For information about the seminar in 2021-22, click here.

Past events

Read about our past events at the links below.