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Our facilities

At Royal Holloway, we have an impressive range of arts-based facilities on campus for students, staff and partners.

Fantastic performance spaces:

  • The brand new Caryl Churchill Theatre, a flexible fully-equipped modern studio theatre seating up to 176 (opened in April 2013). Watch the video on the right to take a tour with Head of Drama & Theatre, Dan Rebellato.
  • The Boilerhouse, a beautiful converted 19th-century boiler room that once heated Royal Holloway's Founder's Building. A large and atmospheric 'found' space with a sprung dance floor, ideal for movement-based and environmental work, with a cobbled courtyard outside providing a dynamic and focused performance space. It also houses a dance workshop and digital studio. 
  • The Handa Noh Theatre, a truly unique asset - the only permanently-standing Japanese Noh stage in Europe.  
  • The Windsor Building Auditorium - a 400-seat space suitable for concerts and vocal performances.
  • The historic Picture Gallery, a beautiful and atmospheric space housing 77 Victorian paintings, including John Everett Millias' Princes in the Tower (1878). Musical performances are often given here.
  • The Chapel, containing a remarkable three-manual organ built by Harrison and Harrison, and a new three and a half stop coninuo organ by Henk Klop. The Chapel Choir was created at the time of Royal Holloway's foundation, in 1886, and currently undertakes a busy schedule of performances and recording.

Superb digital and media facilities including:

  • a purpose-built digital television studio
  • two multimedia labs
  • an art direction/scene construction workshop.

We have access to the performance spaces at the Centre for Creative Collaboration in Acton Street, London, and meeting spaces at Royal Holloway's London home in Bedford Square.

There is an impressive range of cultural organisations in the local area, for instance Firestation Arts, Windsor, Theatre Royal, Windsor and the New Victoria Theatre, Woking.

Finally, our proximity to central London (just 40 minutes away), means you have easy access to the wider wealth of creative, cultural and artistic experiences on offer in the capital.

WATCH: Dan Rebellato, Head of Drama & Theatre, takes you on a tour of our new state-of-the-art studio theatre.

WATCH: second year Media Arts student Georgie shows you around our impressive purpose-built editing suites and studios.


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