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Have a look at this interactive map of the department for information on our teaching spaces; the Department of Drama and Theatre has great facilities including three purpose-built stand-alone performance spaces:

Caryl Churchill Theatre


Opened in 2013, the theatre – named after world-renowned playwright Caryl Churchill – seats almost 200 audience members on two levels, with a third floor for technical operation.

Designed by world-renowned theatre architects Foster Wilson, the Caryl Churchill Theatre also contains rehearsal studios and a huge scenic workshop.

The Boilerhouse

practical facilities

We use a converted 19th century boiler room that once heated Founder’s Building as one of our performance spaces. This is a huge and atmospheric venue in which we’ve installed a sprung dance floor.

It is ideal for movement-based and environmental work; the lofty ceilings and bare brick walls provide a fascinating 'found' space to work with..

Handa Noh Theatre


Our Handa Noh Theatre is a unique asset, being the very first - and one of the only - authentic and permanent Japanese Noh stages outside of Japan.

Its square wooden stage has been used for movement work of many different kinds and the audience space can easily be transformed into a performance space with fewer cultural resonances.

Technical specifications


The Drama department has a wide range of technical equipment, from large lighting setups to video and sound mixers. We also have a well-stocked wardrobe and modern well-equipped workshop.

You’re free to book rehearsal rooms and performance spaces outside teaching hours, as long as they are not needed for departmental activities.







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