Undergraduate Theatre & Performance degrees at Goldsmiths

Learn the theory and practice of performance from professional theatre-makers and technicians, and get immersed in the best of London's theatre and performance world.

Why study Theatre & Performance at Goldsmiths?

  • You'll learn all about theatre making – as an actor, director, writer, producer, designer, facilitator and scholar
  • You'll be supported by academic staff and expert technicians who are specialists in stage management, lighting design and technology, scenography, wardrobe management, and digital technologies
  • You can make the most of incredible facilities that include the recently refurbished George Wood Theatre, six studios, scenography and costume workshops, and an extensive props store
  • Studying this subject in London brings many advantages – from the large scale to the local, and from plays to musicals, the city is home to some of the most dynamic and diverse theatre in the world
  • Our graduates include Rebecca Frecknall (acclaimed director of the multi-Olivier-nominated A Streetcar Named Desire) and Paule Constable (award-winning lighting designer), as well as perfomers, directors, writers, producers and community arts practitioners

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the department with second-year student Yasmin

I really enjoyed my time at Goldsmiths, my lecturers really helped me to grow. After graduating I got onto a scriptwriting scheme for a Channel 4 show, and I'm now working at Warner Bros Studios in the visual effects department.

Millie, BA Drama: Performance, Politics and Society graduate

Millie, BA Drama: Performance, Politics and Society graduate
A musical theatre production, featuring four students sitting on chairs while wearing formal clothing

There are lots of inspiring events taking place on campus each week, from student theatre productions to music shows

A wide view of the on-campus George Wood Theatre, with seating to the foreground and each side, props including a sofa and table on the stage foor, and a lighting rig

The George Wood Theatre, with seating for 140, is just one of the fantastic performance facilities on campus

Take a tour of the campus with students Drew and Clare

Why choose Goldsmiths, University of London?

Goldsmiths was founded in 1891 and has been part of the University of London for nearly 120 years. Alongside this history comes an innovative and creative approach to the subjects you can study, and a commitment to social and environmental justice. 

As a Goldsmiths student you'll enjoy a single-site campus in New Cross, South East London. It's in Zone 2 and just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London. So you can access the best of the world's top student city while still enjoying a friendly and supportive student community.

An aerial view of the Goldsmiths campus, with the College Green in the foreground and the back of the redbrick Richard Hoggart Building in the background

Enjoy a single-site campus experience just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London

London's Piccadilly Circus by night, featuring a London Underground sign in the foreground and big neon screens in the background

Make the most of being in London, voted the world's top city to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2023)

When I came to visit during an Open Day, I really liked the community. And I really liked the vibe. Because you have everything that you need around you.

Susan, BA Drama & Theatre Arts student

Susan, BA Drama & Theatre Arts student