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Studying here

Explore the opportunities on offer in this lively and immersive department

Drama at Royal Holloway is one of the most innovative, rigorous and lively academic departments in the world.

Royal Holloway has one of the most innovative, rigorous and lively academic drama and dance departments in the world. Our sharp, original and creative students work with some of the country's most eminent 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.

We have a large number of academic staff, offering an incredible range of courses and supervision on the full gamut of theatre practices and disciplines.

Our specialities

  • International Theatre
  • Contemporary Theatre
  • Applied Drama
  • Theatre History
  • Performance Making

Opening doors

Studying here will not only give you access to our Centre for Asian Theatre and Performance and Centre for Contemporary British Theatre, but also to a number of major national and international arts and cultural institutions. These include the National Theatre, the Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Tate Modern.

The opportunities from studying at Royal Holloway have led to many of our graduates pursuing successful careers in TV, film, radio and all aspects of theatre, with notable alumni including Mark Strong, Robin Ince and Jeremy Northam.

The social side

We have a busy and active student-led drama society - The Student Workshop - which mounts productions all year round. It’s also a great place to make friends and socialise with your fellow students.

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