Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries


Research Groups

  • Audience Experience and Engagement

    The group takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigating how audiences engage with and are engaged by a range of theatre forms, performance and the arts.

  • Bodies and Performance

    The aim of the Bodies and Performance research group is to explore, capture and articulate, through theory and practice, the way performative bodies are presented, constituted and understood in contemporary contexts.

  • Performance Training, Preparation and Pedagogy

    The group aims to position training within a larger context of performance practice as well as Theatre and Performance Studies and to explore processes of preparation in a number of creative fields, such as dramaturgy, composition, theatre directing and devising.

  • Place and Performance

    The group examines how place functions beyond the theatre building, focusing on the reciprocal relationship between people and place in both built and natural environments.

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