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Theatre and Performance Studies

Theatre and Performance Studies


in the UK for Research PowerResearch Excellence Framework 2021


in the UK for Drama, Dance and CinematicsThe Complete University Guide 2023


in the UK for Drama and DanceThe Guardian 2023

Open your world

The perfect blend of practical skills, expert teaching, and professional development

We take pride in our national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence. If you join us, you will study with world-leading scholars, industry professionals and artists. We are as passionate about the power of theatre and performance as you are. Together, we will explore how drama, theatre and performance help us to share stories and forge communities. How they help us laugh, feel, remember, understand more deeply, make a stand, and change things

Undergraduate Study

Our Theatre and Performance Studies degree nurtures generations of new talent. You'll be continually engaging with, watching and producing theatre, within the classroom and beyond

Postgraduate Study

We offer an MA in Applied Theatre and an MA by Research, and possess a successful cohort of MPhil and PhD students. Our department is an excellent place to commence a research or theatre career


61% of our research is considered ‘world-leading’ placing us collectively in the top 5 areas of research at Warwick, ranking joint 12th (THE) from a group of 84 universities