The Boilerhouse, once the generator of heat and power for the entire university, provides a beautiful 'found' performance space for the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance.
The Boilerhouse Theatre accommodates undergraduates, postgraduates and theatre professionals, providing them with a unique space in which to try out new approaches to theatre practice. It offers:
- a powerhouse for new creative work in the field of performance
- a versatile space for the development and documentation of new theatre practice
- an inspirational venue where theatre professionals, students, scholars and alumni can collaborate in making new work
- a synthesis of multimedia technology and the atmosphere of a unique Victorian building
The Boilerhouse Theatre boasts a sprung and heated dance floor, high-end acoustic insulation from the nearby A30, motorised truss, and motorised dead blackout over the skylight that provides our students with a flexible, raw teaching space retaining all of the building's original history and character.