Skip Navigation

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.

Subject video

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.
Professional Image of Coral Pashler

It has been incredible to be able to bring my two passions together.

Coral Pashler

BA (Hons) Dance and Drama

View profile
Evie Askew professional photo

I’ve learned not to be afraid of trying things at Edge Hill. I’ve really grown in confidence. I feel like I can do anything now.

Evie Askew

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

View profile

The collective offer of modules, tutors, facilities and undergraduate dance companies has made this course an amazing experience. It’s given me the opportunity to experiment in different areas of dance and to develop the skills and contacts I need for a professional career.

Joshua Toft-Wild

BA (Hons) Dance

View profile
Drama student Kate-Elizabeth

I’ve performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and at a conference in New York. Being part of Mrs Pankhurst’s Players, a feminist theatre collective made up of staff and students, has been an amazing experience.

Kate-Elizabeth Carey

BA (Hons) Drama

View profile
Maria Mortimer posing in sportswear

I was a member of Edge Hill’s Undergraduate Dance Company. I’ve worked with international choreographers and music professionals, performed at festivals and events across the country, and appeared in a couple of music videos.

Maria Mortimer

BA (Hons) Dance

View profile

Facilities

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 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.

Arts Centre

The Rose Theatre

Book an Open Day at Edge Hill University

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.

Book now