The

Performance Lab

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In 2018, Sheffield Hallam University completed the refurbishment of a new drama space for the College of Social Sciences and Arts as part of an ambitious project to expand the existing performing arts facilities and cater for a wide variety of student and professional productions.

The Performance Lab launch team was nominated for a an Inspirational Teaching Award for organising an exciting programme of events to mark the opening of the venue. This included a talk with special guest Sam West, as well as performances by staff, students, and visiting artists.

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The new facilities in Arundel Gate Court feature two theatre studios, the installation of state-of-the-art lighting and audio rigs, and bespoke backstage facilities; including changing areas, and a green room equipped with iMacs, kitchenette, and lockers. 

These flexible and bright performance and teaching spaces are spread over two floors and have been adapted and refurbished to provide a well-equipped and practical environment that will be used for teaching and public performances.

Our team features performance studies academics and professional artists. Teaching staff include: Ashley Barnes, Dr Dani Abulhawa, Neil Sissons, Dr Hayley Bradley, Dr Kate Johnson, Dr Henry Bell and Dr Tom Payne.

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