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Drama - About usDrama at Royal Holloway is one of the most innovative, rigorous and lively academic departments in the world. Our sharp, original and creative students work with some of the country's leading scholars and theatre-makers in first-class learning and performance spaces. An education at Royal Holloway is a full-time, immersive experience, and you'll be working with some of the leading experts in the field, both creatively and intellectually.

Many of our alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers in theatre - as makers, teachers, or both. Some students also go into arts, admin, management and a host of other professional careers.

You can explore our department with this interactive map, or investigate our history



Our staff and courses

We have a large number of academic staff who offer possibly the broadest perspective of any drama department in the country, providing courses and supervision on the full geographical and historical range of theatre practices and discipline.

We also have some very specific strengths - International Theatre, Contemporary Theatre, Applied Drama, Theatre History and Performance Making - in which we're world-leaders for teaching and research.


Our facilities

We have three main performance spaces, including the Caryl Churchill Theatre, which opened just a few years ago (but you'll find performance everywhere at Royal Holloway).

The Student Workshop is the department's busy and active student-led drama society, which mount their own productions all year round.

We're also a 40 minute train ride to the heart of London, one of the great theatrical cities of the world. We have strong links with a huge range of theatre professionals, with whom students are encouraged to work.

If you have any enquiries, you can contact any of our members of staff: we're all approachable and happy to help.

We look forward to welcoming you to the department.


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