The Arts Centre

confArts1The newly developed Arts Centre houses the University’s Performing Arts Department and the Rose and Studio Theatres.

The Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of high quality professional productions, including comedy, dance, drama, literature, music and family-friendly shows, designed to entertain students as well as local and regional communities.

Extensive refurbishment of the Rose Theatre has been at the heart of the development and visitors can expect significant improvements to the all-round theatre experience. The £2million overhaul includes 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.

confArts2In 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.

The Arts Centre’s bar and bistro offers an exciting and occasionally exotic range of food and drinks.



  • Rose Theatre: 242 audience seating capacity
  • Studio Theatre: 139 audience seating capacity
  • 5 Dressing rooms (2 small & 3 large) with ensuite showers/toilets, including access for wheelchair users)
  • Large foyer area.
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