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Theatre Arts courses

Join professional-level theatre productions and develop your craft

Get ready to explore all aspects of making theatre in one of the few courses that offers a degree in Theatre Directing, Design and Performance.

Theatre arts at Middlesex

In 2020, Theatre Arts won MDXSU Course of the Year voted for by students, showing what a special, diverse and dynamic practice-based community we’ve got here.

We blur boundaries between performance and design to provide an unrivalled insight into contemporary theatre.

Gain experience with theatre companies, be inspired by cultural life in London and choose postgraduate study to develop your practice even further.

  • Studying Theatre Arts at Middlesex University

    Watch our video of the some of the performances, productions and backstage designing and set-ups that take place on our Theatre degrees.

  • A day in the life of a theatre arts student

    Hear from Theatre Arts students about what a typical day here at MDX looks like.

Our Theatre Arts courses at a glance

Cutting-edge theatre

We have a long-held reputation in industry for producing innovative, highly-skilled and thoughtful productions. Learn all the practical and critical skills needed to produce innovative theatre for contemporary audiences.

Support for your career

As well as performance training with leading practitioners and work placement opportunities, you'll develop a range of production skills essential to making theatre, allowing you to build a wide portfolio of skills and specialisms that will make you highly employable and enable you to build a career in the arts.

Practical hands-on experience

Perform in our five on-campus theatre venues, and at partner venues across London and internationally. You will also collaborate with students, professionals and partner organisations as part of your programme.

Theatre facilities

Our extensive multi-purpose teaching, performance and rehearsal spaces are designed to facilitate every aspect of the theatre making process in-house, and are kitted out with the most innovative lighting, sound and video technologies available.

Explore all our Performing Arts facilities
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