Associate organisations


Some of our associate organisations in the department.

The Albany

The Albany

Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre with a history stretching back to the nineteenth century. Over the last few years, we have emerged as a new type of arts venue, very much driven by the cultural diversity and creative mix of South East London. As part of this our programme now extends to two sister venues, Deptford Lounge and Canada Water Culture Space. Involving people, through participation and partnerships, is central to our work and is essential to the delivery of our vision.

To benefit students we have a free Gold membership full of great deals, news and offers, details of which can be found on the Gold membership at the Albany website.

For more information, visit The Albany website.

Almeida Theatre

Almeida Theatre

A small room with an international reputation, the Almeida began life as a literary and scientific society - complete with library, lecture theatre and laboratory. From the very beginning, our building existed to investigate the world.

Today, we make bold new work that asks big questions: of plays, of theatre and how we live.

We bring together the most exciting artists to take risks; to provoke, inspire and surprise our audiences; to interrogate the present, dig up the past and imagine the future.

Whether new work or reinvigorated classic, whether in our theatre, on the road or online, the Almeida makes work to excite and entertain with extraordinary live art, every day.

For more information, visit the Almeida website.

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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre offers opportunities for people of all generations to develop their creativity. Brand new shows are invented and performed here, sometimes taking over the whole building. Young people come to Battersea Arts Centre to develop their creativity, confidence and enterprising Ideas, children and adults can play together and we host monthly tea dances, welcoming in local people of all ages. Open all year round, we make great food every day in the Scratch Bar and prepare huge banquets for all the weddings, parties and conferences we host. For those who can’t make it to Battersea, we take out our shows and projects to Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

‘Britain’s most influential theatre’

- The Guardian

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For more information, visit the Battersea Arts Centre website.



CEN8 identifies develops and promotes young creative talent. 

CEN8 developed out of a desire to ensure that children and young people's exposure to and passion for the creative arts is not thwarted by their financial or social circumstances. 

Based at Goldsmiths, University of London, CEN8 is a Community Interest Company that runs theatre and performance, music, arts and media projects for children and young people aged 7-18 delivered by professional artists with support from student volunteers. 

Our volunteering programme not only gives students the opportunity to engage with the local community, but also enables them to put into practice the skills they are learning on their courses, receive valuable work experience for their CV, network with industry professionals and have fun!

Elhame Gecaj, a second year Theatre and Performance student, says:

"CEN8 has given me the opportunity to discover myself, and figure out what I want to do in future. Volunteering for CEN8 is fun yet challenging because it lets me put my skills to the test, whilst helping young children reach their creative potential."

To find out more about CEN8 and its work visit the CEN8 website.

London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT)


LIFT travels the world to bring global stories to London, transforming the city to stage and presenting unique cultural experiences for the culturally curious. LIFT curates a year-round programme of work - building to a pan-London festival of shows, special events and talks every two years, working with artists, organisations and communities across the city and internationally, and in 2014 drew an audience of over 38,000 audience members across the breadth of London. 

Established in 1981 with a mission to throw open a window to the world, LIFT celebrates the experiences of the many individuals, cultures and communities that call London their home. LIFT has presented pioneering new forms of theatre for over 30 years and has set the benchmark for internationalism in the arts. As a key cultural player in the British arts scene, LIFT tells the stories of our times and goes to places no-one else would consider – geographically and artistically – to present unforgettable experiences that change the way we think about the world and what others are inspired to do.

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For more information, visit the LIFT website.