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The Institute of Performance provides a base for all postgraduate research and training at GSA.

This includes a comprehensive calendar of events as well as bespoke training sessions on academic skills and informal research development opportunities, offering postgraduates a dynamic and supportive research environment.

We welcome applications for both practice-led and more 'traditional' forms of postgraduate research in any of our research areas across all types of performance including:

  • Live art
  • Dance
  • Dance-theatre
  • Site-specific performance
  • Experimental theatre
  • Interdisciplinary practices
  • Intercultural performance
  • Popular performance
  • Performer training

Our facilities include a 200-seat theatre, 15 rehearsal-studios, 6 performance-studios, an art gallery, design studio, digital media labs, and high-quality recording facilities. The University of Surrey library also hosts the long-standing and internationally renowned National Resource Centre for Dance.

More information can be found on the PhD Theatre and PhD Dance programme pages.