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Impactful Research

Our research responds to real-world challenges and delivers tangible impacts for creative practitioners, communities and organisations nationally and internationally. We are committed to delivering research that enriches public debate and enhances public understanding of a wide range of social issues, theatre practices and cultural legacies.

Performance and Practice-Based Research

As well as producing text-based research, we make practice-based research in regional, national and international settings including: exhibitions, dramaturgical projects, devising and directing performances, workshops, applied theatre, theatre for development, archives, gamification, films and installations.

Research Collaborations

Our research projects, outputs and events are enriched by collaborations with national and international HEI institutions; artists, playwrights, theatre-makers and theatres; cultural organisations; museums and the heritage sector.awpn

Research Excellence

Theatre & performance Studies are proud of its Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) results having submitted all eligible staff to the Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies unit of assessment (UoA).