Theatre and performance partnerships

We believe everyone should have equal access to a rich cultural education and the opportunity to live a creative life.

LJMU is proud of our partnerships with:

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Everyman and Playhouse

Two distinct theatres, both in the centre of Liverpool, are united in their mission to deliver vibrant, life-enhancing performances.

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Royal Court Theatre

Well-known for its mix of comedies, musicals and new plays, the Royal Court Theatre has benefited from a recent £12 million refurbishment.

How we work with our theatre and performance partners

Our drama, creative writing and other performing arts students enjoy access to the expertise and resources available within the theatres. Students can participate in work placements, attend workshops and gain valuable feedback from the theatres’ artistic department. Career development sessions on arts marketing, journalism and technical theatre provide students with valuable, practical insights into the business beyond performances on stage.

All Liverpool John Moores University students can access discounted, and sometimes free, tickets to a range of internationally acclaimed productions. See our student offers page for further information.

Mutually beneficial

Not only do our students benefit from their engagement with the theatres, but our partners also benefit from the expertise within LJMU. Our research has contributed towards our theatre partners achieving their specific goals in enhancing their productions.

An example of this is LJMU's work with YEP (Young Everyman Playhouse) on their production of The Environmentalists. To help YEP achieve their goal of becoming the first ever carbon-neutral play, scientists from the University calculated carbon emissions arising from staff and supporter activities and worked with the theatre to help them reduce their carbon footprint for the run of the play.

"The partnership helps sustain and develop our acclaimed artistic programme, build a strong relationship with the students and staff of LJMU, and helps both the theatres and the University achieve our shared goal of nurturing and retaining talent."

Deborah Aydon -
Everyman and Playhouse Executive Director