The Wickham Theatre is named after Professor Glynne Wickham, who was founder of the Department of Theatre Studies at Bristol, the first university theatre department in the UK. As one of the best equipped studio theatres at a British university, the theatre is used for a wide range of activities by our academic community:
The exploration of live performance is an important part of the way we approach the understanding of theatre. Students in all years engage in performances exploring forms and expressions in several theatrical traditions including experimental contemporary practice.
The Wickham Theatre is home to a regular programme of visiting performers and companies working at the forefront of live performance practice internationally.
The theatre is also used extensively for research projects in a range of forms and media.