UCL Students and Academics

Your chance to share a production or a presentation of department work with the public.

The Bloomsbury Theatre dedicates part of the year for UCL students and academics to use the university’s state-of-the-art 541-seat auditorium.

During this time most usage of the theatre is free. This includes use of the theatre, our technical team and equipment, front of house and box office staff and facilities although there is a 7% box office commission fee to be deducted from any final box office settlement.

We welcome applications from any UCL department which propose use of the theatre during the following dates:

  • Monday 26th - Saturday 31st October 2020
  • Monday 2nd – Saturday 7th November 2020
  • Monday 1st  – Saturday 6th February 2021

Applications should consider

  • the presentation or show itself
  • its value to UCL and the wider community
  • involvement by staff and/or students
  • preferred dates and times (applications can be for whole weeks, individual days or anything in between). 

The application process for next academic year will close on 24th  April 2020

If your department is keen to use the theatre for a conference or presentation for a 500+ audience at other times of the year, I would be very interested to discuss this with you.

Applications should be submitted via email to myself and should be endorsed by a Head of Department.

If you are considering submitting an application for time in the theatre I would strongly recommend that you contact myself for an informal discussion prior to submission. 

I can be contacted on e.frost@ucl.ac.uk or (ex 56417)

If you would like to create performances which directly combines UCL Research with performance which would be performed outside of these dates, then please contact sylvia.harrison@ucl.ac.uk who can discuss with you further.



The Bloomsbury Studio (max capacity 70 seats) is available to UCL Staff for UCL events/performances (not teaching) throughout the year at a reduced day rate which is to be paid via department IDT. Applications can be submitted at any time. Please contact Ellen Frost (Venue and Bookings Manager) for more information and for an application form.


Ellen Frost

Venue Hire and Bookings Manager

UCL Culture

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