This practice-based subject area is made up of two degree paths:
- Theatre and Performance
- Theatre and Film
Students explore a range of professional specialisms, with a particular focus on becoming all-round artists and makers. Our tutors are industry professionals in their own right and our courses benefit from an extensive array of partnerships and collaborations with high-profile companies and specialists in the performing arts, both in the UK and internationally.
Part of the School of Art, Architecture and Design, our subject area engages with a breadth of artistic disciplines, ensuring that our graduates enter the professional world as versatile, creative practitioners.
Our Theatre and Performance BA explores the multifaceted role of the twenty-first century theatre artist. With a strong emphasis on performing and an ethos based on learning by doing, you'll work on both existing texts and devised original work. As the course progresses, you'll experience a wide range professional specialisms, such as directing, writing, producing, choreography and live art.
The Theatre and Film BA extends the reach of theatre and performance into the realm of cinematic languages, with a particular interest in multimedia productions. Designed for those interested in becoming interdisciplinary theatre and/or film makers, it includes both practical and theoretical subjects exploring live and recorded media.
Theatre Arts - Undergraduate courses
Theatre and Film (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)
The Theatre and Film BA (top-up) merges cinematic and performance languages, explored through practice and theory. Develop the skills required for successful employment opportunities within the international film and television industries, and within theatre and performing arts.
Theatre and Film - BA (Hons)
The Theatre and Film BA course merges cinematic and performance languages explored through practice and theory. Join this course at London Met now!
Theatre and Performance (Top-up) - BA (Hons)
This Theatre and Performance Practice (Top-up) BA (Hons) is taught by active theatre practitioners and companies.
Theatre Arts - Postgraduate course
News from the School of Art, Architecture and Design
London Met academic shines at Edinburgh Fringe once again
Rishi Trikha’s show Stuntman received widespread acclaim at the world renowned arts and culture festival.
London Met Theatre grad Simon Phillips is the star and co-screenwriter of major new film.
Echoes in time
London Met's graduating Theatre Arts students will deliver an online theatre festival on 13, 14 and 15 May 2021, streaming live from Shoreditch Town Hall.
London Met alum takes lead in Netflix's 'Dead Places'
Performing Arts BA graduate Anthony Oseyemi plays the starring role of Will Stone in the supernatural Netflix series.
An academic difference: value of London Met Theatre and Performance degrees highlighted by the Stage
A new report looks at how London Met's theatre and performance courses create future leaders, and the value that theatre degrees can offer students over traditional drama schools.
Staging and Re-cycling
A new book by John Keefe and Knut Ove Arntzen suggests a new form of dialogue between work, authors and readers, and draws out threads that extend both into the past and future.
"We need the arts now more than ever"
Rishi Trikha says we must decide what kind of a world we want to live in when the current crisis recedes - and we should fight to ensure art, and artists, are part of it.
Gog Magog: a new dance film
Inspired by ancient legends, this pioneering new film was developed through lockdown, and features a cast of dancers from around the world.
Theatre at London Met number one for student satisfaction
For the second year running, 100% of Theatre and Performance students agreed that they were satisfied with their course.
Taboo: A Festival of Faux Pas
28-30 May 2020
Live stream theatre arts festival will tackle unspoken and challenging themes.
Two performances from London Met theatre artist among 'best of the year'
Senior lecturer Rishi Trikha worked on ‘Everything I See I Swallow’ and ‘The Chosen Haram’, which the Stage newspaper named among the best shows of 2019.
Work of Cass lecturer selected for inclusion in prestigious Aesthetica Future Now Anthology
The exhibition, In Limbo, was designed by Jacek Ludwig Scarso and reflected on the meaning of waiting.
National Student Survey success for London Met courses
High scores for overall satisfaction and quality of teaching on a number of London Met courses.