The Southern Theatre Arts Centre is one of the leading centres for theatre education in southern England with over 350 full time students. Courses range across the spectrum of theatre disciplines - facilities, teaching and contact time are among the best in the country.
The Theatre & Performing Arts courses have facilities of the highest standard including, in addition to The Northbrook Theatre: three dance studios, the fully equipped 'Black Box' studio theatre and four 'company' rehearsal rooms. The area for production, which surrounds the theatre courtyards, is extensive and reflects the professional nature of the theatre and the training framework offered by the courses. This includes a full range of scenic craft and production facilities, wardrobe and costume stores, the main construction workshop with wood, metal and plastics bays, casting and finishing stage prop workshops, scene dock and industrial paint frame. Student base rooms include the sound studio, stage management production studio, two design studios and make-up studio, all of which are equipped with a suite of Macs or PCs. Extensive research and IT facilities are located in the dedicated theatre student resource centre. In all areas of activity, students are supported by specialisttechnicians/demonstrators.
to see a map of the Theatre Department with pictures
to read about The Northbrook Theatre