Drama and performing arts facilities

Ready for your curtain? The facilities and equipment in our workshops and studios will help you get your creative career off to a flying start whether you're most at home on stage, creating the scene or directing the show.

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What's waiting for you?

The backdrop to a drama starring you

Split your time between inspiring spaces at Bower Ashton, the historic Bristol Harbourside, making the most of drama facilities including:

  • Studio and teaching spaces above the Arnolfini Galleries
  • Dedicated studio and working theatre at Bower Ashton
  • The 200 seat Arnolfini theatre.

You'll find the tools, space and support you need to develop industry-standard skills as devisers, directors, performers, technicians and writers. In addition to coursework, we create shows for the public in these dedicated spaces, including:

  • Student company pieces
  • Annual New Performance Festival
  • The End of Year Degree Show.

Collaboration with other creatives

Expand your creative practice and discover new passions making the most of collaborative facilities including:

  • The Centre for Music
  • Video editing suites
  • Computer labs
  • The arts library at Bower Ashton.