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Studying dance, drama or musical theatre means you will be joining a vibrant, expressive, imaginative community where you will be encouraged to explore your interests and perfect your craft.

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The Arts Centre

With two theatres, four studios and a number of practice rooms, this artistic hub is the perfect place to hone in on your talents, gain new skills and meet new people.

The Arts Centre also plays host to a diverse range of professional performances throughout the year, from comedy nights and dance shows, to family friendly performances.

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Maria Mortimer posing in sportswear

I was a member of Edge Hill’s Undergraduate Dance Company. I’ve worked with international choreographers and music professionals, performed at festivals and events across the country, and appeared in a couple of music videos.

Maria Mortimer

BA (Hons) Dance

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Drama student Kate-Elizabeth

I didn’t think I would be making props out of recycled materials or dyeing costumes with onions. Sustainable theatre was something I’d never had the chance to explore before.

Kate-Elizabeth Carey

BA (Hons) Drama

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Evie Askew professional photo

I’ve learned not to be afraid of trying things at Edge Hill. I’ve really grown in confidence. I feel like I can do anything now.

Evie Askew

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

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Got any questions about studying dance, drama or musical theatre at Edge Hill? Want to know more about student life? Or just want to chat about Edge Hill in general? 

Dance, drama and musical theatre news

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How do I become a professional dancer?

How do you turn a passion for dancing and choreography into a career?

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Inspirational opportunities – performing arts

A global hub for performing arts, dancing in the Big Apple is no small achievement for our students. It can only be a positive for both their confidence and their careers. And when it comes to careers, most of us, including Emese and her fellow dancers, need a helping hand. Edge Hill’s Student Opportunity Fund (SOF) is designed to do just that

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Dragged into the limelight

ark Edward describes himself as a “tart-tongued queer”. But he didn’t always. He has been “researching” his identity most of his life, firstly as a young person on a personal journey of self-discovery, then as an academic. We talk to Mark about his research into who he is.

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The art of the audition

Auditioning is not only for those looking to break into the industry. It’s an integral part of the industry, and audition nerves and doubts can plague the most celestial performers, because even they don’t always get the part.

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Performing Arts making a splash in new facility

The Performing Arts department at Edge Hill University are benefiting from the recent conversion of the much-loved old swimming pool into a unique performance space.

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MediaCityUK and The Lowry at Salford Quays.

Edge Hill alumnus lands role of resident actor for CBBC’s Dengineers

Daniel Hippolyte Carmichael from Skelmersdale, graduated in 2012 with a BA Hons in Drama. Having worked as a comedian, writer and actor for the last decade, he has now been chosen to be the resident actor for CBBC’s Dengineers.

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Offer holder days

If you would like to experience Edge Hill in person you can come to an offer holder day. Join a subject taster session, meet your tutors and show the campus to your loved ones.

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Virtual Tour

Immerse yourself in our campus with the virtual tour. Explore the buildings from your own home. Get a feel for our learning, living, and leisure spaces and roam the halls of our iconic buildings.