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In Our Region

There’s no better time to study Theatre & Performance at Warwick than now.

In 2017 Coventry won the bid to be the UK City of Culture in 2021, with a proposed programme of events that would attract national and international attention. Since then there’s been significant investment in the region’s cultural activity and infrastructure, which our students are already taking advantage of. We hope that our students will have multiple opportunities to get involved and contribute to this year-long celebration of culture and the arts.

Located close to Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as Coventry, the University of Warwick is very well placed for students of theatre and performance, providing easy access to the Belgrade Theatre , the Birmingham REP, the Birmingham Hippodrome and the Midlands Arts Centre, amongst others. With their three stages and extensive archives (which are used as part of the course), the Royal Shakespeare Company is only a stone’s throw away. In addition, with London being only an hour away by train, you don’t have to miss out on the arts scene of the capital.

Besides tapping into the extensive contact list of Warwick Arts Centre, we have excellent connections with local and regional companies in the burgeoning Midlands cultural and creative arts scene, including Motionhouse , Stan's Cafe (touring devised work internationally), and the Festival of European Youth Theatre (Birmingham REP). We also work closely with Theatre Absolute and their innovative Shop Front Theatre to produce an annual showcase of student work in the centre of Coventry.