Wickham Theatre, University of Bristol

The Wickham Theatre is named after Professor Glynne Wickham, who was founder of the Department of Theatre Studies at Bristol, the first university theatre department in the UK. As one of the best equipped studio theatres at a British university, the theatre is used for a wide range of activities by our academic community.
The Wickham Theatre is home to a regular programme of visiting performers and companies working at the forefront of live performance practice internationally.
The exploration of live performance is an important part of the way we approach the understanding of theatre. Students in all years engage in performances exploring forms and expressions in several theatrical traditions including experimental contemporary practice.
The Wickham Theatre is also available for hire.

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University of Bristol Department of Theatre: the White Theatre

The White Theatre is named after Emeritus Professor Martin White, who retired in 2014 after forty years in the department. The theatre is an intimate, “black box” studio, used for teaching, rehearsal and student productions. Public use is mainly for rehearsals, though available occasionally for public performances. Space is available to hire mainly out of term time.

University of Bristol Dept of Theatre: Wickham Theatre

The Wickham Theatre is named after Professor Glynne Wickham, who was founder of the Department of Theatre Studies at Bristol, the first university theatre department in the UK. As one of the best equipped studio theatres at a British university, the theatre is used for a wide range of activities by our academic community: Student performances The exploration of live performance is an important part of the way we approach the understanding of theatre. Students in all years engage in performances exploring forms and expressions in several theatrical traditions including experimental contemporary practice. Professional performances The Wickham Theatre is home to a regular programme of visiting performers and companies working at the forefront of live performance practice internationally. Research The theatre is also used extensively for research projects in a range of forms and media.