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Theatre and Dance Studios

This is AUB. A place to shape and build your work; to learn, share, provoke and collaborate.

Theatre and Dance Studios

Theatre and Dance have been an influential factor in many of our students' lives. Our purpose-built Theatre and Dance studios allow creativity to flourish, student collaborations and a means of self-expression that can be developed.

In our Theatre Studio and 'Black Box' style theatre, our students benefit from exploring the unexplored, but also shedding the inhibitions associated with performing in front of an audience. Performers and set designer can also test their mettle for real in our 'Black Box' style theatre. With flexible seating for up to 100, the studio theatre also boasts the latest in professional lighting and sound equipment. Technical expertise is supplied by our dedicated team who can show you the ropes of our lighting, props and speaker systems.

Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art Dance Studios offer the perfect environment to bring your creativity to life. All three studios feature the latest audiovisual equipment and professional Harlequin sprung dance floors, which offer to cushion and reduce impact, as well as offering greater traction to reduce slippage.

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Dance Studios

AUB has three purpose-built dance studios for learning and practice

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Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre is a flexible black box space suitable for experimental and intimate theatre, with retractable raked seating...

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Pavilion Dance South West

Our degree runs in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW), the National Dance Development Organisation for the South West

Lighthouse Theatre


Home of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Lighthouse is centre of excellence for live performance

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Our campus is a living, breathing, academic environment for creativity – it's where you'll make amazing things happen

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AUB:360 tour

Explore AUB's creative campus with our new 360° virtual tour

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Drawing Studio

Our iconic blue Drawing Studio is used by student from all courses and was designed by alumnus Sir Peter Cook​...

Open space at TheGallery at AUB during the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition 2024.


Our in-house gallery, TheGallery, is a major resource for contemporary art and design in the South of England

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MoDiP is the UK's leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics and specialist research resource

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Palace Court Theatre

The Palace Court Theatre is a 1930s Art Deco theatre building, situated in Bournemouth town centre.

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The Environment and AUB

Our goal is to ensure a sustainable future for the University as a specialist provider of arts, design, media and performance education

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The Library

The Library at AUB holds an excellent range of print and online collections

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Bournemouth Film School

With a history spanning over 50 years, BFS sits at the heart of AUB, setting the standard for turning creativity into careers

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Food and drink

We’ve got plenty of food and drink choices all over the AUB campus

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Uniprint is here for all your printing needs, offering services from dissertation printing and binding to business cards and banners.