The Department’s dedicated spaces for teaching, research, performances and events include:
- The George Wood Theatre: a large thrust stage, seating 150 +, with wheelchair access, hearing loops, dressing rooms;
- 3 Studios (two white and one black) with adaptable seating configurations, lighting and sound + one with Harlequin floor;
- 1 studio with sprung floor (shared);
- Open Access Media Lab for video and sound editing;
- Scenography workshop;
- Wardrobe store;
- Props Store;
Current refurbishment for 2012 includes new dressing room and shower facilities, an open-access digital studio with lighting and scenography programmes, and plans to build a bespoke sound recording studio.
Students’ work is supported by 5 technicians who also tutor and who cover the following key roles:
- Stage Management;
- Theatre Management;
- Lighting Design and Technology;
- Scenographic Realisation;
- Wardrobe Management;
- Digital Technologies (video and sound);
Students also get to use some of the many spaces in College including diverse lecture and seminar teaching rooms. Students can also borrow equipment (cameras, recording, laptop etc) from the College Media Services and use the College sound recording studio and video editing facilities in the Library. The Library also offers Language-Learning resources. College provides students with English and Academic Writing Support. There is a State-of-the-art fitness gym on campus, with subsidised rates for students.
The University's Library is open till midnight and 24hrs a day some periods. It has both Mac and PC workstations including for video editing. It houses the copious LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) Video Collection and an excellent collection of material on all aspects of theatre history and performance. As University of London students, the University of London Library at Senate House is accessible and it is possible to arrange access to the specialist collections of the British Library, and the Mander and Mitchenson archive.
With the new London Overground Line providing fast access to East and North East London and quick National Rail services, within minutes of Waterloo and London Bridge, College is within easy reach of the South Bank arts complex, the Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern, West End theatres, ArtsAdmin at Toynbee Studios, Rich Mix, Sadler's Wells, the Almeida Theatre, the King's Head and more locally, Greenwich Theatre, the Albany Theatre in Deptford, Oval House, Laban Theatre, as well as many small local fringe theatre venues and galleries.
See also the general facilities of the College.
To book rehearsal time in any of the Department spaces, please complete this form (College log in required).
Content last modified: 09 Feb 2015
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