From the beginning, our approach to teaching Drama has been to blend academic study with practical exploration and vocational skills training. Students write, create and perform theatre as well as studying its history, theory and social significance.

Drama was planned from our inception – and elements of the subject were always taught within the Literature programme – but teaching formally began in 1979 when a building was converted into the original Drama Studio.

This has since been replaced by the current purpose-built Studio, a versatile white-box theatre, equipped to industry standard and seating audiences of up to 250. Students are given full access to our facilities, allowing them to develop technical skills such as lighting design, stage management and set-construction.


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