QUORUM is a series of theatre and performance research seminars hosted by the Department of Drama, Queen Mary, University of London. Academics, artists, professionals, and practitioners working in performance and related fields are invited to share and discuss their research. Recent papers have demonstrated wide-ranging and interdisciplinary concerns which present and provoke pressing questions at the forefront of performance and related studies.

QUORUM heartily encourages any interested persons to attend, including members of the public, undergraduates, postgraduates, artists, and professionals. No booking is required.


QUORUM events are generally on Wednesday evenings every other week. Speakers present for 45 minutes, before a short break for wine and refreshments, and the seminar concludes with questions from the public. QUORUM takes place in Rehearsal Room Two of the Arts One Building at the Queen Mary, University of London Mile End campus, except in some specific cases (which will be advertised at the time). RR2 is fully wheelchair accessible and is near the entrance from Mile End Road. Please click HERE for directions. The Arts One building is easily accessible within five minutes walk from Mile End station or a ten-minute walk from Stepney Green station.  Please see details below:

School of English and Drama
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS


The QUORUM committee comprises of current PhD students at the Department of Drama, Queen Mary, University of London. For 2018-19, the committee are Vanessa MacAulay, Genna Gardini, Sarah Harper, and Tatjana Kijaniza.