Theatre Workshop, Innovation. Ingenuity. Imagination.

Interested in studying Theatre?

The School of English offers a range of courses for those of you interested in Theatre. You can study:

To see what is going on in Theatre this week click here.

The Theatre Workshop is exactly that - a workshop space for making theatre.

While the venue is run by the Theatre and Productions Manager, Rob Hemus, the space very much belongs to those who use it, and the ethos is a simple one – a space for students to do whatever they like so long as they tidy up afterwards and respect the needs of others working there.

Rob is there to teach, train, supervise and work with students in achieving their design and production aims, but the only limits to what students can do is imposed by their own imagination, dedication and time available.

The Theatre Workshop is often used by students or alumni to develop work outside the taught curriculum, and various projects involve a wide variety of practitioners and companies that come to work with the students, helping develop their concept of how space and art can be created and used. Theatre Workshop isn't just for performance however and events such as the In Imagination Symposium, the Terra Incognita Festival and the Enter the Theatre interviews have all taken place under our banner. 

In addition to collaborating with Theatre Workshop on various projects many of our Alumni return to run workshops, events and performances; we are very proud to say that the likes of Stephen Daldry, James Grieve/George Perrin (Paines Plough), Alan Lane (Slung Low), Lucy Prebble, Vicky Pratt (Invisible Flock) and Selina Thompson have all started their work in the Theatre Workshop.

The space is sometimes available for hire, but more often it's overwhelmed by an enthusiastic student cohort.


Rob Hemus
Theatre and Production Manager

Tel: +(44) 114 222 8455

The School of English Theatre Workshop
4a Shearwood Road
S10 2TD