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Our research impact

Making Research Matter

The Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance has a long-standing track record of conducting research in partnership with a very wide range of individuals, organisations and communities.

The impact of our research is felt nationally and internationally in academia and beyond, generating new kinds of theatre practice, enriching public debate, and enabling high-level engagement to groups otherwise marginalised by mainstream theatre.

We work in collaboration with professional theatre companies and performance-makers, with community ‘user’ groups outside theatre, and with theatre audiences and members of the public in various contexts, settings and spaces.

Our size and ambition allows us to develop our research across a range of cultures and histories of performance as evidenced in a lively and extensive array of collaborations, workshops, conferences, performances, journals, papers and appearances in the print and broadcast media.

Our research impact is concentrated in three areas:

  • contemporary theatre cultures;
  • performance-making, performer training and dance;
  • theatre histories and heritages.

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