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Our facilities

The school comprises 11 purpose-built studios, including our own black box theatre. Each studio contains: acoustic panelling, specialist sprung floors, a heating system that radiates heat equally around the studio and an air replacement system that maintains a constant room temperature.

Acting and Applied Theatre facilities

Stage Management facilities

Patricia Yardley Studio

The large performance studio, known as the Patricia Yardley Studio, uses variable acoustics which can be adjusted. It also houses a fully operational lighting rig and a quadraphonic sound system. This studio is used for taught classes across all courses as well as for performances, where a professional raked seating and/or staging system is constructed.

Public Performances

We also use professional venues for all public performances, which means the School has access to a range of theatre spaces that few drama schools can match.These regularly include Sir Barry Jackson's historic 'Old Rep'; the Crescent Theatre, and comprises a main auditorium and studio theatre; the Library Theatre; and the new Patrick Centre at the Birmingham Hippodrome.