About the department
Drama at Royal Holloway is one of the most innovative, rigorous and lively academic departments in the world. Our sharp, innovative and creative students work with some of the country’s leading scholars and theatremakers in first-class learning and performing spaces. A drama and theatre education at Royal Holloway is a full-time, immersive experience, and you’ll be working with some of the leading experts in the field, both creatively and intellectually. Many of our alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers in theatre – as makers, teachers, or both. Some students also go into arts admin, management and a host of other professional careers.
You can find out about our staff here
You can find out about some of our recent graduates here
You can see current students talking here
An archive of some of the Department's performances and events is available here
An article about the history of the department is available here
We have a large number of academic staff who offer possibly the broadest perspective of any drama department in the country, offering courses and supervision on the full geographical and historical range of theatre practices. We also have some very specific strengths – in, for example, International Theatre, Contemporary Theatre, Applied Drama, Theatre History, and Performance – where we are world-leaders for teaching and research.
You can find out about our research here
You can find out about our courses here
The Department has three main performance spaces, including a brand-new Theatre due to open in 2013 (but you’ll find performance everywhere at Royal Holloway). Student Workshop is the Department’s busy and active student-led drama society through which mount their own productions all year round. We are also a 40-minute train ride to the heart of London, one of the great theatrical cities of the world. We have strong links with a huge range of theatre professionals, with whom students are encouraged to work.
You can find out about our facilities here
You can find out about Student Workshop here
You can find out about our partnerships here and our visiting practitioners here
You can contact any of our members of staff by email; we are all approachable and happy to help if you have any enquiries. We look forward to welcoming you to the Department.