Theatre at Lancaster is acknowledged as a UK leader in the study of innovative contemporary performance and its role in culture.
Theatre at Lancaster is acknowledged as a UK leader in the study of innovative contemporary performance and its role in culture. As a constituent part of Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA), Theatre ensures the practice of theatre and performance is central to what we do. Our approach is characterised by both the interrogation of the relationship between theory and practice, and the investigation of drama, theatre and performance of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
An engagement with contemporary culture through drama, theatre and performance is supported by a stimulating integration of practical and theoretical work. Our concerns are much wider than dramatic literature, we are committed to the investigation of performance, which not only includes drama and theatre but also exceeds both. With access to one of the best studio spaces of its kind in Europe, the Nuffield Theatre, students experience professional practice firsthand.
Theatre offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and research degrees in a friendly and lively atmosphere that fosters independent thought and creativity. Strong links with the creative industries at local, national and international levels support a lively community where 'real-world' perspectives are of prime importance.
Theatre can be studied as a single-honours degree or as a joint subject with Art, Design, or Film.
We offer three distinct Masters courses; MA Contemporary Arts Consultancy, MA Design Management, and MA by Research.
We offer PhD courses in the areas of Art, Design, Film, Music, and Theatre.