Theatre Royal Bath

We’ve been Theatre Royal Bath’s official higher education partner since 2014.

'Our long-standing relationship and natural affinity in theatre and performance means that together we can nurture innovative creativity in the performers, directors, writers and artists of the future.'

Professor Christina SladeVice-Chancellor, Bath Spa University

Our partnership with Theatre Royal Bath gives students the opportunity to:

  • Audition and perform in professional productions
  • Apply for exclusive technical theatre work placements
  • Benefit from new teaching and learning opportunities.

Our MA in Theatre for Young Audiences course is a key element of our partnership. Students benefit from development training days at Theatre Royal Bath as well as the opportunity to work in a professional theatre environment at the egg.

Exposing children to the arts is an important part of their cultural development and our MA allows students the ability to develop new theatre productions that are tailor made for a large and important audience.

Our partnership

Activities and opportunities

Our partnership leads to activities and opportunities for students. So far these have included:

  • Paid employment;
  • Work experience;
  • Student takeover of the egg;
  • Support for MA students, including advice and guidance for the egg director;
  • Four bursary places to attend the Theatre Production summer school;
  • Practical exercises and workshops hosted by the theatre.


Our students and graduates have been given paid employment at the theatre over the course of our partnership. Jobs have included:

  • set and costume designer;
  • lighting and sound designer;
  • stage manager;
  • deputy stage manager;
  • workshop assistants;
  • festival producer.

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