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Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre

Whatever your dream role – from actor, dancer and singer to choreographer, director and teacher – you’ll develop your talents here at Edge Hill. You’ll learn creative thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills that are valuable in any sector. And with intellectually challenging topics, specialist modules and work experience options, you’ll be ready to grasp the opportunities that await you.

Work alongside students and staff on our professional-level productions, on professional-level stages.

Not everyone wants to be a performer. You can be assessed in any relevant area, from directing and playwriting to choreography.

Find your niche with optional modules, placements and projects, whether that’s in contemporary dance, American musicals or applied theatre.

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Discover Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre at Edge Hill University

We believe that to understand theatre, you have to make it. With our production-focused courses, you can specialise in whatever area interests you, with dance ranging from ballet to jazz, folk to somatic practice and drama areas including acting, writing, directing and applied theatre.


Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre students at Edge Hill University enjoy industry-standard teaching and learning facilities in the £7million Arts Centre which is also home to the Rose and Studio Theatres.

The Department of Creative Arts’ 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 dance, drama and musical theatre programmes, and entertain both students and the local community.

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Open days are suitable whether you are looking to study an undergraduate programme or postgraduate course. Attending an open day provides an opportunity for you, and your family, to see our beautiful campus.

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