The Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance has established an international reputation for both teaching and research, and has forged an unusually distinctive identity within the field for its investigations through cutting-edge performance practice and critical theory.
We have one of the largest academic teams in the UK, with international reputations as performance makers, writers, visual artists, curators, critics and theoreticians. Our interests range across contemporary, experimental and early modern theatre, applied theatre, performance art, sound art, creative writing, and performance as social action. Some of the world’s leading performance-makers and academics are regular participants at events organised by the department’s Drama, Theatre and Performance Research - Centre for Performance & Creative Exchange.
Staff and students work together closely on courses that combine the best of practice-led and theoretical approaches to the subject. Here you can develop the knowledge, the confidence and the skills to prepare you for all sorts of work and life opportunities.
Our talented students have just launched the first edition of The Call, a newspaper written, edited, and designed by a team of undergraduates from the Drama, Theatre and Performance Department. Read the first issue of The Call.
Contact us to find out more or read our latest news and events. We look forward to hearing from you.Joe KelleherHead of Department, Drama, Theatre and Performance
In the 2008 UK universities Research Assessment Exercise, over 60% of Drama staff research was rated world-leading or internationally significant. The Department as a whole was given the highest possible rating, which is indicative of international excellence.