Performance Research Network

The Performance Research Network is an interdisciplinary group drawing together thinkers and doers from across Newcastle University spanning literature, theatre studies, human geography, creative writing, urban planning, music, business studies, architecture, fine art, culture and media studies, digital cultures, and beyond.

We research performance; conduct research through performance; and research to create performance: for us, ‘performance’ is a subject, a methodology, and an outcome. This network enables colleagues to share their research; learn from each other's methodologies and approaches; share teaching materials and exercises; and develop relationships with local practitioners, companies, and arts organisations. The network also aims to increase the visibility of both performance research at Newcastle (within the University, nationally and internationally) and the vibrancy of the North East performance sector.

We are supported by the Institute for Creative Arts Practice and the Humanities Research Institute at Newcastle University.

For more information, or to get involved, please contact Ruth Raynor or Emma Whipday

Open Call: Creative Responses to “Liveness”

The Newcastle University Performance Research Network is looking for short creative responses to the idea of ‘liveness’ in performance.