The Other Place

The University of Birmingham is a founding partner of the Royal Shakespeare Company's newest studio theatre, The Other Place. Its reopening signified the start of an exciting five-year collaboration between the two institutions, aiming to develop The Other Place as a centre for creative and academic exchange.

Student performance at The Other Place

Some examples of the University’s creative activity at The Other Place include…

  • University of Birmingham students from English Literature, Creative Writing, and Drama & Theatre Arts can learn directly from RSC practitioners. Workshops span playwriting, vocal training, stage management, acting and directing.
  • Students from the Shakespeare Institute and Drama & Theatre Arts department showcase original devised work at The Other Place, and some performances are open to the public.
  • University of Birmingham academics work on collaborative projects with the RSC, including Research & Development for new pieces of theatre.

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Student perspective

[Photo by William Fallows © University of Birmingham. Dramaturgy by Paul Geary]