Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre


A Performing Arts student stands with two photo frames over his shoulders during a performance.

Whether you want to be on stage or working behind the scenes, directing professional actors or working with community groups, our Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre degrees will encourage you to push boundaries as you create, collaborate and critically reflect on contemporary performance.

You may wish to develop your expertise as an expressive dance practitioner, hone your craft in acting, directing, writing or applied drama, or combine the practical creation of musical theatre with theoretical study of the genre.

If you want to combine the study of Dance and Drama we offer a dedicated Joint Honours degree, while it is also possible to study Drama with a range of other subjects.


Two students walk away from the Department of Performing Arts and The Arts Centre.Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre students at Edge Hill University enjoy industry-standard teaching and learning facilities. The £7million redeveloped Arts Centre houses the University’s Department of Performing Arts in addition to the Rose and Studio Theatres.

The department’s outstanding resources ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Contemporary performance environments include dance studios, black box drama studios, rehearsal rooms, a theatre construction workshop, costume construction workshop, scene dock, theatre design studios, digital sound studio, digital design suite, music technology room, music practice studios, a recital room and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Studio Theatre also functions as a fully-equipped aerial performance space.

The Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of high quality productions and performers, including comedy, dance, drama and music, designed to supplement Performing Arts programmes and entertain both students and the local community.

Open Days

A prospective student and her mother holding an assortment of printed material during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place