Our performance culture

MPA Performance

We’re especially proud of our extensive programme of public concerts, theatrical performances and workshops. Every semester we host a series of weekly lunch-time concerts by visiting professional musicians, and regularly invite visiting artists and performers to give master-classes and workshops.

You can take part in our frequent large-scale orchestral and choral concerts, performed at venues in Cambridge, as well as many smaller ensembles from early music to jazz - a mainstay of the musical life both at Anglia Ruskin and in the city. We also stage many theatrical works that you can take part in both on- and off-stage.

Our recent productions include Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, Howard Barker’s The Castle, Stephen Sondheim’s The Frogs, Bertolt Brecht’s Baal and Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès. Our bi-annual full-scale opera and musical productions exploit the superb resources of the Mumford Theatre to the full. Recent examples include The Threepenny Opera, Carmina Burana, Dido and Aeneas and Paul Bunyan. Much of our performance activity contributes to your academic credits on core modules.

At the start of each semester, you’ll be given a detailed rehearsal schedule for all upcoming activities - and you’ll also have space to initiate and direct your own student-led projects, large or small.