Facilities - Alexander Building Panorama from South 218

Thornlea site from the south

White House Exterior - Wide angle

White House, Thornlea

Roborough Studios Exterior, 2004

Roborough Studios

Practical facilities

The Drama Department is based on two sites on the Streatham campus. All of the practical spaces we use are for use only by Drama students, giving us a high degree of flexibility.

Thornlea Site

The Thornlea site (on New North Road, just off the edge of the Streatham campus) consists of the White House and The Alexander Building.

The Alexander Building

The Alexander Building was custom-designed for Drama and was opened in 2007 to great acclaim. It houses the main reception for students, staff offices, 2 brand new sprung-floored studios, 3 additional studios, 2 seminar rooms, 2 sound studios, meeting rooms, computer suites, workshops and a large costume store. The postgraduate computer suite is accessible 24 hours.

The White House

The White House is a mansion that was once owned by Alderman W.H.Reed during the early part of the 20th century. He was Mayor of Exeter in 1906 and owned a profitable paper mill in Silverton. The building contains many original architectural features, and now contains 3 large airy rehearsal spaces and staff offices.

Roborough Studios

The Roborough Studios are based in the former University Library, located on the main campus, 10 minutes walk from Thornlea. The building provides three large fully-equipped adaptable studio spaces along with a seminar room and technical facilities, and is used for large scale performances and events as well as regular rehearsals and practical sessions.

Virtual Tour

See the Virtual tour for more about these spaces.


Find more information about the building's accessibility:

Hiring Spaces for Rehearsals and Conferences