Create your own performances for stage, screen and audio media — studying in a range of professional, community and training spaces.


  • Develop your skills as an actor and performer

  • Create digital materials to showcase your work

  • Research, plan and execute a wide range of performances at a professional level

  • Use performance to engage with communities and challenge real-world issues.

At Sheffield Hallam University Acting & Performance you’ll be immersed in the creative process of making and presenting theatre and performance in a range of styles and across a range of platforms (such as stage, screen, audio and digital/new media). You will develop your acting skills and contribute to our own festival, The Change Makers Festival.


Find out more about the BA (Hons) Acting and Performance on the Sheffield Hallam University websiteWe also offer a one-year top-up degree: BA (Hons) Acting & Performance (Top-up).

The Department is located in the diverse, metropolitan heartland of industrial Sheffield, where students are exposed to a rich variety of performances, cultures and traditions from around the region. 


BA (Hons) Acting & Performance

Course Content & Structure

BA (Hons) ACTING & PERFORMANCE (1-year top-up)


Our team features performance studies academics and professional artists.


Teaching staff include Dr Dani Abulhawa, Ashley Barnes, Sophie Bush, Neil Sissons, Dr Hayley Bradley, Dr Kate Johnson, and Dr Tom Payne.


Our state of the art training space includes the Performance Lab and the Performance Studio, which are located in the heart of Sheffield. We also have additional rehearsal spaces, as well as video editing and audio recording facilities in Aspect Court.