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Minghella Studios is the home of the Department and the hub of our activities. It's a bright, open and flexible collection of spaces that reflect how we teach and explore film, theatre and television.

As a Department with a longstanding commitment to combining theory and practice, we think it's important to create an environment where critical thinking and creative development work together.

Our theatre spaces, cinema auditorium, film and TV studio and post-production suites support teaching and research at every level.

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Minghella Studios isn't just a space for work but a place where we socialise and bond to create some truly amazing practical projects. We're so lucky to have our own bespoke building, filled with resources and equipment that make anything possible.
Tegan Hopgood, recent graduate

Theatre spaces


Our three versatile theatre spaces give you the opportunity to perform and appraise work in a collaborative environment. All licensed for public performance, they include a 100-seat theatre, 75-seat theatre and experimental studio for alternative staging.

Cinema auditorium


Our digital cinema auditorium allows you to complement your practical studies with access to a 72-seat, high-definition, 7.1 surround sound cinema. It's ideal for watching footage in premium quality on the big screen.

Film and television studio


Produce your own work in a purpose-built environment, with a flexible lighting system, multi-camera facilities, talkback system and green screen.

Post-production suites


Access a range of video editing and sound recording equipment and develop your work using industry-quality software with the support of specialised technicians.

Other University facilities


You'll have access to the University Library, a range of collections of work including Samuel Beckett, and the Reading Film Theatre.

Visit us: come to an Open Day


Why not take a guided tour of Minghella Studios at our next University of Reading Open Day?

Undergraduate study


Find out more about our undergraduate courses, and why our Department is a great place to begin your studies.

Master's study


Further your passion for creative enterprise and research with specialised learning opportunities.

Our research


Find out more about our creative approaches to research, and our history of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects.