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Undergraduate Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre

Whatever your dream role – from actor, dancer and singer to choreographer, director and teacher – at Edge Hill you’ll get an education that goes beyond the lecture theatre. Our holistic approach to talent development, creative and critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving, alongside specialised modules and real-world experience, will mean you’re more than ready to seize the opportunities that await. Your dream role is within reach.

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 English and 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 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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