Explore what being a performing artist in the 21st century means to you.

For two weeks each year, CoLab provides a place to take risks, be creative and experiment within a rich and supportive environment. Over 800 students from across the Faculties of Dance and Music come together to create, develop and rehearse projects without the distraction of any other learning activities or performances.

What is CoLab?

Joe Townsend, the Head of CoLab, explains

Guide to CoLab 2018

Over 1000 students, staff and visiting artists joined forces in a spirit of experimentation and collaboration for CoLab 2018.

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CoLab Projects 2019

Get a taste of this year’s projects – from learning about performance from a TV magician to excursions into Cuban art.

CoLab Projects

CoLab Journeys



Alumni talk CoLab

With Femi Koleoso


Alumni talk CoLab

With Dr Ti Wei Chen


Alumni talk CoLab

With Natasha Lohan and Bethan Peter