Learning Theatre Our Learning Theatre has been given the Times Higher Educational award for Excellence and Innovation in The Arts.

Derby Theatre is owned and run by the University of Derby. With the support of Arts Council England, we have developed a pilot programme to establish a new and entirely unique operating model as a Learning Theatre”. It showcases the latest theatrical and musical productions and also provides an invaluable professional environment for our students.

Our BA (Hons) Theatre Arts students take part in public performances in the main house of Derby Theatre, and in studio-based productions. Theatre Studies students explore the relationship between drama, theatre and performance and also have the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities at the Theatre. BA (Hons) Technical Theatre students study the traditional technical theatre disciplines but then go on to explore the integration of new media and emerging technologies in live performance.

After completing your undergraduate degree you may choose to carry on studying and take our MA Writing for Performance postgraduate course.