Performance Facilities


The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) is a purpose-built live venue on the Penryn Campus housing an assembly of flexible theatre spaces, performance, rehearsal and recording studios, a box office and exhibition areas. As an AMATA student you'll be sharing performance facilities with the likes of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Forced Entertainment, A Blaze of Feather, Avalon Entertainment, Neil Halstead, Rei Nakamura and Graham Fitkin.  

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Our facilities

Performance facilities 

As we're a public venue, you'll be working within facilities that are made for industry, including:  

  • Multiple licensed performance spaces
  • 200-capacity flexible theatre space
  • 11 high-specification performance and rehearsal studios
  • 13 specialist studio spaces licensed for public performance
  • Digital box office system to support your professional practice
  • A public performance programme, which complements your learning through opportunities to volunteer and devise events
  • High-specification performance studios for both acoustic and electronic music
  • Automated performance lighting systems using ETC and Avolites control

Social spaces 

As well as practice rooms and breakout areas ripe for collaboration and socialising, AMATA also has its own cafe which serves up hot drinks, delicious homemade cakes, salads, toasted sandwiches and hot food as well as a range of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. 

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Acting Festen theatre performance yellow dress dinner table
Dancers in studio stretching.
Dancers in studio stretching

Rehearsal spaces 

From dance to music to acting, our rehearsal spaces provide professional-standard facilities and equipment. Key features include:

  • 12 practice rooms
  • 700m2 of fully sprung dance floors
  • Seminar, exhibition and display spaces

Audio / recording equipment 

From enhancing live performances to creating immersive music recordings, you'll be working with professional-standard audio equipment, including:

  • Purpose built sound studios incorporating high quality analogue and digital technologies, including SSL, Audient, Digico and Allen & Heath consoles
  • Classic and contemporary synthesizers and outboard equipment
  • Professional software and one of the UK's largest collections of microphones in higher education
  • 0.2 Genelec surround system for mixing and performance

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Any questions?

If you have any questions about AMATA's facilities or performances, get in touch.

T: 01326 255101 (General Enquiries)
T: 01326 259349 (Box Office)