The Arts Centre houses the University’s Performing Arts Department and the Rose and Studio Theatres.

We host a diverse range of high quality professional productions, including comedy, dance, drama, literature, music, film, live theatre screenings, and family-friendly shows, designed to entertain students as well as local and regional communities.

Since extensive refurbishment of the Rose Theatre in 2012, visitors can expect significant improvements to the all-round theatre experience. The £2million overhaul included a brand new open-plan and spacious bistro, comfier seating and a striking new red aluminium façade. There’s even an outdoor amphitheatre for those innovative alfresco productions.

In addition to the theatre auditoriums, The Arts Centre offers state of the art facilities including dance and drama studios, theatre design/costume workshops and fully-equipped digital sound studio and design suite.

Our outstanding resources ensure all students gain practical experience to a professional standard and that the University houses an impressive, modern, live entertainment hub for the enjoyment of all.