An exciting five-year project based at The Other Place theatre.

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The University of Birmingham is a founding partner in The Other Place theatre in Stratford. Our new five year collaboration with the University is based on a mutual aspiration to develop The Other Place theatre as a unique hub for rehearsal, training, learning and creativity. It will enable artists and academics to work alongside each other and ensure that The Other Place is a centre for creative and academic exchange. 

Beginning in the 2015/16 academic year collaboration activity will include:

  • The development of three research projects involving RSC artists and academics or postgraduate students. 
  • RSC teaching contributions on the Shakespeare and Creativity courses at MA and PhD level and on the Shakespeare and Education MA module. 
  • Input by RSC artists to programmes of study for Birmingham undergraduates.

'The Other Place is a precious space for the development of new theatrical ideas, so to be collaborating with the Shakespeare Institute and the wider University of Birmingham will allow us to explore more widely, question more deeply, and draw on the instincts and experience of our academic colleagues.' 

We hope that by working alongside contemporary theatre artists - actors, directors, designers - who are in the process of creating new theatre in Shakespeare's daring spirit, that university students and staff will have a rare opportunity to explore the full meaning and potential of research through practice.'
Erica Whyman, RSC Deputy Artistic Director

Find out more about the University of Birmingham Collaboration

Find out more about the Shakespeare Institute

Find out more about the University of Birmingham School of English, Drama, American and Canadian Studies

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