Whatever our students' interests we have the facilities to take their ideas further. Our theatre's contemporary performance space offers the features you'd find in a professional auditorium.
Our Edric Hall was first built as a concert hall over 100 years ago and featured a fine performance organ. After careful conversion, including rehousing the organ, it has been reborn as the university's contemporary performance space and theatre.
For rehearsals and performances
It features a main auditorium with a large performance area, seating for 60 people, as well as a smaller performance and rehearsal studio. There is also a smaller space set aside for seminars and more intimate teaching needs. All spaces are fitted with AV teaching resources and projectors. The auditorium and studio feature lighting and sound equipment to be used in performances.
Studio 3 and 4 are our brand new rehearsal rooms, which provide our students with a configurable space for creating and rehearsing performance pieces. Each studio comes equipped with a fully sprung floor, ballet barres, mirrors, audio system, and projection facilities. In addition to the studios we now also have a brand new Theatre Workshop for making props and set, and a Wardrobe room with our costume store and facilities for making and altering costumes.
The BFI National Library offers access to one of the greatest specialised collections of material about film and television in the world. With 6,000 periodicals, 30,000 unpublished books, 30,000 pressbooks, 60,000 books and 2 million press cuttings it is a great resource for film and media students. Based near Tottenham Court Road the BFI National Library is easy to access from Elephant and Castle using the Bakerloo and Northern lines. In the Department we have three institution passes, which you may pick up and use for admission to the Reading Room collections at the BFI.
Our purpose-built teaching and digital arts and media production facilities are based in the Keyworth Media Centre; an innovative hub at the core of our Southwark campus. Through a successful funding bid our Digital Media Laboratory has recently been upgraded. The high standard of our facilities has since been recognised and we are now accredited as an Apple Training Centre.