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The Boilerhouse Theatre

The Boilerhouse Theatre

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:

  • powerhouse for new creative work in the field of performance
  • 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
  • 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.



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