School of Acting campuses

Our Acting students are based at Ruskin Hall in Bournville, as well as RBC Digbeth in Birmingham’s Creative Quarter. Students also have access to teaching spaces across our expanding City Centre Campus including Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Curzon and Parkside Buildings.

Ruskin Hall, Bournville

This location has a variety of classrooms and rehearsal spaces and is just a short journey from City Centre Campus and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Ruskin Hall is close to Bournville train station and local bus stops, so travelling around the city easy and accessible. You will also find a row of cafes and shops directly opposite the building in the centre of Bournville and a green space where students can go to socialise and enjoy the surroundings.

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RBC DigbethStudents using the RBC Digbeth space for acting

Students across our Acting and Applied Theatre courses have access to an dedicated space in the thriving neighbourhood of Digbeth - just a short walk from New Street Station and City Centre Campus.

RBC Digbeth has a range of acoustic studios and performance spaces including a black-box studio, making it an ideal place for rehearsals and teaching in the heart of the city.

Digbeth has a long reputation for being the go-to place for creative individuals and businesses, and with recent announcements of the BBC relocating there and the launch Steven Knight’s Digbeth Loc. Studios, the future of the area is very exciting.

Parkside and Curzon, City Centre Campus  Parkside-studios  

Students have access to state-of-the art studios and facilities across our City Centre Campus. We have four large TV studios in Parkside, including Europe’s largest green screen studio and a radio studio. Three of the studios feature live multi-camera production and all studios TV and radio can be interconnected.

Our £63 million Curzon Building is home to our biggest library, with two floors of books, journals and AV resources – as well as drama studios, complete with a technical rooms to control light, sound and ambience. Many central services such as the Careers+ team, student employment agency, and ASK helpdesk are also based here to support our students during their time studying with us.   

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire RBC Stage  

Our prestigious £57 million Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Building is located in our City Centre Campus. Students have full access to the facilities here, which include rehearsal spaces, performance studios, black-box studio and acoustically modelled performance halls.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in and enjoy a range of live performances offered at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

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Heneage Street

Our Stage Management students are primarily based at Unit 3B, Heneage Street close to our City Centre Campus. Students have specialist spaces here to create stage materials and productions ready for theatres and performances.