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9 reasons to study Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick

We are consistently ranked in the top of subject league tables produced by The Times Good University Guide, The Complete University Guide, and the Guardian University Guide.


Our graduates have been very successful in finding employment in sectors including the theatre, publishing, teaching, arts administration, media, and creative industries. Many have also gone on to complete MAs and PhDs, or specialise at drama schools in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Home to a vibrant student drama scene with regular extra-curricular productions taking place on campus, at the Edinburgh Festival and the National Student Drama Festival.


The University is home to Warwick Arts Centre – one of the largest performing and visual arts complexes in the UK outside London – hosting a range of national and international theatre.


97% satisfaction rating for quality of teaching (National Student Survey 2016).


We pride ourselves on innovative and engaging teaching. We also offer a great programme of workshops, theatre visits and guest practitioners to supplement our teaching.

Our students have the opportunity to spend an intercalated year, after their first or second year, studying in countries such as Australia and Canada.

A flexible degree with a wide choice of modules enabling you to study different aspects of contemporary theatre, theatre history, national and inter-cultural theatres, and performance that evolves in response to society, cities and public events.

An outstanding staff–student ratio with approximately 40 undergraduate students a year and 12 members of staff.

"There are approximately 30-40 students in every year, which means you know every other student and every tutor by name."

Judith Durkin – Theatre and Performance Studies