Foregrounding Performance-as-Research and Performance Studies research across a range of disciplines, and including four primary areas of research activity:

 

  • Improvisation Research Group (IRG)
  • Early Music Research Group (EMRG)
  • Nineteenth-Century Performance Research Group (NCPRG)
  • New Music Performance Research Group (NMPRG)
  • Opera Lab (OL)
  • Mindfulness and Performance Project (MPP)
  • Magic Research Group (MRG)

 

As a combination of existing centres in separate subject areas, in the short term the Centre will be led by a Directorate of two representatives each from Music and Drama, and covering each of the four areas above. The aim is to establish a single Director after the 2017–2018 academic year.